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Arrests in connection with alleged rape of young girl

Two male youths have been arrested in connection with an alleged rape of a young girl in a park.

The incident is said to have taken place in Albert Park, Middlesbrough, between 5pm and 5.30pm on Sunday November 15.

One male youth has been arrested in connection with conspiracy to rape.

All three males are currently in police custody and are due to be bailed pending further enquiries.


Cleveland Police officers nominated for Police Bravery Award

PC Stewart Shepherd, 44 and PC Haris Imaan, 32 were nominated after rescuing a drowning woman from the Redcar seafront on Wednesday 19th November 2014.

PC Stewart Shepherd and PC Haris Imaan

The woman was out of her depth and around 15 metres from shore. PC Shepherd removed his body armour and began to move out into the sea, while PC Imaan held the rescue rope and maintained a safety line to shore. The officers reached the woman and brought her back to dry land.

"The brave officers believed their duty to the public and the immediate risk to the woman outweighed any personal danger to themselves. "

– Deputy Secretary for Cleveland Police Federation, Richie Murray

The Police Bravery Awards will take place at The Dorchester Hotel in London tonight.

£8,000 worth of fireworks are stolen in Middlesbrough

Stolen fireworks Credit: Cleveland Police
Credit: Cleveland Police
Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are appealing after fireworks worth approximately £8000 were stolen from a shop during a burglary.

The burglary took place overnight from Friday 16th October into Saturday 17th October at G2 Fireworks on Borough Road, Middlesbrough.

Around £700 worth of fireworks have since been recovered.

Anyone with information regarding the burglary or the whereabouts of the stolen fireworks is asked to contact PC Jack Chan on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Two men charged over A19 drugs find

Two men from Stockton have been charged after more than £100,000 worth of suspected cocaine was recovered from a vehicle on the A19.

A Vauxhall Astra was stopped just north of Crathorne at around 1.30pm on Friday October 16 and two kilos of the drug was recovered.

The pair, aged 28 and 36, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Two arrests after Middlesbrough crash

Cleveland Police Credit: Cleveland Police

Two men have been arrested after a car crash in Middlesbrough.

At around 2am on Sunday 4 October a green Vauxhall Astra made off from the police on Wilson Street in Middlesbrough, and it then collided with a number of other vehicles on Albert Road.

A 19-year-old pedestrian received spinal injuries, and he was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

A 20-year-old man, suspected to be the driver of the Astra, and a 22-year-old passenger, both immediately left the vehicle.

The 20-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, and the passenger has also been arrested in connection with the incident.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

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