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13-year-old assaulted and smeared with dog poo in Guisborough

A 13-year-old girl has had dog poo smeared on her face after being assaulted in Guisborough.

It happened on Tuesday 5th July on the footpath which runs along the beck at Stumps Cross.

The incident happened between 3:30pm and 3:45pm when the girl was approached by four male teenagers, aged between 13 and 14-years-old.

They pushed her onto the grass, and one of them, who was wearing a plastic glove, wiped dog faeces on her.

The men were all wearing green jumpers and ran away from the scene.

Van damaged after stones thrown from Teesside bridge

A van had it's windscreen damaged after stones were thrown at it from a bridge Credit: Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police say, once again, they have received reports of people throwing stones at cars from the footbridge over the A19 between the Mandale interchange and the Tees flyover.

The incidents happened on Monday (19th June) between 8:20pm and 9:20pm.

A black Vauxhall Vectra, a green Fiat 500, a white Vauxhall Corsa, and a HGV truck were all damaged as a result of the incidents.

No one was injured.

One of the objects - thought to be a stone - thrown at cars had flipped up and smashed into the window of a box van causing significant damage to the windscreen.

The driver was uninjured.

It is believed a group of youths are responsible for the incidents and officers have visited a nearby estate to speak with residents for them to advise youths on the dangers of stone throwing.

Cleveland Police campaign poster Credit: Cleveland Police

“It is clear that these youths do not understand the extremely dangerous consequences of their actions by throwing objects at moving vehicles and I am concerned to hear that these incidents are still happening.

“Thankfully so far, no one has been severely injured or killed but eventually this could happen if these incidents do not stop.

“Do these youths want death on their conscience as a result of their irresponsible behaviours? How would they feel if one of their friends or family members was injured or killed as a result of someone throwing a stones at their vehicles.

“I am certain they would be absolutely devastated and this shocking behaviour should not be encouraged.

“I would like the parents of these children involved to step up and play their part in educating their children on the serious dangers of throwing objects at vehicles before someone dies.

“Anyone found to be carrying out such acts will face the full force of the law.”

– Chief Inspector Dave Sutherland

Police attempting to trace Middlesbrough man missing for three days

Steven Skinner may have travelled to Newcastle Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are attempting to trace 47-year-old Steven Skinner who was last seen in the Marton Road area of Middlesbrough on Tuesday 14th June.

He is described as a white man, around 5'8'' tall, of slim build with blonde, shaved hair. He has a tattoo of a woman on his left arm, various tattoos on his right arm and a tattoo of a ship on his back.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt, a red jacket and green and white trainers.

Steven may have travelled to the Newcastle area.

Anyone with information should contact Cleveland Police on 101.


Middlesbrough Vigil for Orlando shooting victims

A vigil will be held this afternoon in Middlesbrough in support of the LGBT community in Orlando following the attack on Pulse nightclub on Saturday.

The event on facebook invites people to "come along in solidarity" at 5pm to Central Square, Middlesbrough.

Cleveland Police have flown the rainbow flag at half mast in tribute, shown here with PCC Barry Coppinger with Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Ciaron Irvine.

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Search continues for missing Tanya Broughton from Eaglescliffe

Police are continuing to search 34-year-old Tanya Broughton who was last seen at her home on Lilac Road, Eaglescliffe, on Thursday 2nd June. She has been described as 'vulnerable'.

Credit: Cleveland Police

Tanya is around 5 feet tall, of slim build with dark brown shoulder length straight hair. She was wearing a black three-quarter length jacket with a fur hood when she went missing.

Anyone with information about Tanya's whereabouts should contact police.

Police car chase ends in arrest of 2 men in Middlesbrough

The chase came to an end on Linthorpe Road Credit: Google Maps

Police chased a Citroen Picasso through Middlesbrough Town Centre for 20 minutes yesterday afternooon. The chase came to an end at Linthorpe Road when the car collided with a BMW X5 police vehicle, which in turn collided with another vehicle belonging to a member of the public.

The 31-year-old driver and his male passenger were both arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft and dangerous driving. No one was injured.

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