Police officers investigating the attack and sexual assault of a woman in Middlesbrough are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident - or anyone suspicious in the area - to contact them. It happened on the north Ormesby flyover at 6am on Saturday morning.
A woman remains in hospital after being attacked and sexually assaulted on Saturday morning. It happened on the North Ormesby flyover at around 6am, when she was on her way to work. Detective Sergeant Jonathan Hagen gives us the latest on her condition:
A woman in her 50's is still in hospital after a 'vicious attack' in Middlesbrough yesterday morning.
The victim was walking to work along the North Ormesby flyover at around 6am when she was pushed to the ground, punched and sexually assaulted.
The attack left her with serious facial injuries and a broken arm.
Cleveland Police have put extra officers on patrol in the area and say they are reassuring the public that these kind of assaults are extremely rare.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
Investigations are underway after a vulnerable woman was sexually assaulted in a 'vicious attack' while walking over a flyover in Middlesbrough.
The woman, who was walking to work at around 6am today (Saturday June 7), was pushed to the ground and punched before being sexually assaulted on the North Ormesby flyover above Lytton Street.
She remains in hospital.
Anyone with information should contact police.
Police are appealing to drivers who may have witnessed a 'vicious' sexual assault in Middlesbrough to come forward.
A woman, who was walking to work around 6am this morning, was pushed to the ground, punched and sexually assaulted.
She is still in hospital with serious facial injuries and a broken arm.
Police know several vehicles passed the scene on the North Ormesby flyover above Lytton Street and are appealing for anyone who may have seen the suspect running off to contact them.
The suspect is described as a man between 20-30 years old, of slim build, with mousy coloured hair. He was wearing a white hoodie and light blue jeans.
Anyone with information should contact Cleveland Police on 101.
A woman is in hospital with serious facial injuries and a broken arm after being sexually assaulted early this morning on her way to work.
She was walking along Borough Road on the North Ormesby flyover above Lytton Street, Middlesbrough at around 6am when she was pushed to the ground, punched and sexually assaulted.
A male member of the public helped her and chased the suspect who ran off towards North Ormesby.
This was a particularly vicious attack on a vulnerable woman who was simply walking to work.
I would like to reassure the public that this kind of incident is extremely rare and that we are dedicated to identifying and arresting the offender.
Anyone with information should contact police.
Cleveland Police say they're concerned for the wellbeing of a teenager who's been missing since Saturday morning.
Wendy Stewart, who is 15, was last seen at an address in Stockton at half past ten.
She's described as black, with black hair, brown eyes, of medium build and 5'4" tall.
She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, black leggings and an orange t-shirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police
Cleveland and Durham Police are launching their drink and drug driving campaigns this afternoon (May 30).
This year's operation is taking place throughout June, with a focus on deterring people from driving the morning after drinking or taking drugs during the World Cup.
The family of a grandmother from Middlesbrough who was stabbed and strangled by her neighbour say her death has 'destroyed their lives'.
Christian Darko, 41, was found guilty of murdering 72-year-old Rose Doughty.
Police said she showed him nothing but kindness.
In a statement, her family said: "All of us have had a wonderfully kind hearted mam, nanna and mother in law taken from us.
"This has destroyed our lives and left a huge void that can never be filled.
"We all have our own memories to cherish but no more memories can be created.
"Grandchildren have memories of their wonderful nan but a baby granddaughter unfortunately will never remember being held in her arms.
"Two of her young grandsons should never have had to carry her coffin in such tragic circumstances.
"Our mam, Rose, was taken away from us through selfish greed.
"He never gave us chance to give her one last kiss goodbye and only he knows what happened in those 30 minutes and we have to sit and torture ourselves with the if only’s, if only she had not been so kind hearted to this evil man.
"He has lied, he has shown absolutely no remorse, he has been a coward, not allowing us any peace of mind but instead he has been disruptive and selfish right to the end.
The family said they felt justice had been done and thanked police and the CPS for their help and support.
A murderer who strangled and stabbed his neighbour showed 'no remorse or compassion' during police interviews.
Christian Darko, 41, has been found guilty of killing Rose Doughty, 72 at her home in Fosdyke Green, Middlesbrough last November.
The disregard he showed for both his crime and Rose’s family was borne out in court by his selfish and disruptive behaviour whilst hearing the evidence.
This disruption has prolonged the family’s agony in hearing the facts leading up to Rose’s death.