Live updates

Special service marks 50th anniversary of mine closures

Candles at St Helen's Church for the special service Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A special service will be held today to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of ironstone mining in Cleveland.

At its peak there were 83 iron ore mines employing more than 40,000 men. By the late 1950s only seven remained and in 1964 the last one closed down. The service at 3.00pm in St Helen's Parish Church in Carlin How will celebrate this important part of Cleveland's industrial heritage.

Car smashes into garden wall - driver confirmed dead

A man has died following what Cleveland Police describe as a "medical episode" while he was driving this afternoon.

It happened on Station Road in Eaglescliffe at 3pm.

Police say the driver of a BMW, believed to be in his 60’s, collided with a Ford Mondeo after having a "medical episode".

He then veered across the road onto the junction of Station Road and Yarm Road where he went through a garden wall.

The man, who hasn't been formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no passengers in the car and no other people were injured.


Cleveland Police: "Do not approach this man"

Ian Fawcett. Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are this evening searching for 27-year-old Ian Fawcett who is wanted in connection with a stabbing at around 6pm Friday evening at an address on Roworth Road in Middlesbrough.

A 20-year-old man received stab wounds during a disturbance, a man received serious injuries to his ear and a woman was threatened.

Ian Fawcett was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit and is around 6ft tall, medium build, with short brown hair.

Officers are actively seeking the man with units on the ground.

Members of the public are asked to not to approach him but call Cleveland Police on the emergency number 999.

Anyone with information is asked to call the non-emergency number 101.

"Be careful on the roads so you do not die like our son"

David and Janet Warin's son Daniel died driving his girlfriend home from the cinema in Pickering in 1995, a few weeks after he passed his test. Since then, they have given talks to school students urging them to take care when they are new behind the wheel.

Gregg Easteal reports.

14% of road deaths involve a young driver

Around 14% of all deaths and injuries on the roads in Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire involve a driver aged 17-19, according to a study for the RAC.

The figure for Northumbria is closer to the national average at just under 12%. This is despite the fact that only 1.5% of drivers are aged 17-19.

  • NATIONAL 11.9%
  • CLEVELAND 13.8%
  • DURHAM 14.1%


Stolen pet rabbit found hanging from tree

Cleveland Police are appealing for information after a pet rabbit was stolen during a burglary and was later found hanging from a tree.

The burglary took place at Manor Residents Association building on Kilmarnock Road in Hartlepool on Monday night or Tuesday morning.

A shed was broken into and a rabbit, which the children who use the centre played with, was stolen.

The rabbit was later found hanging from a tree on the Owton Manor Estate, having suffered numerous injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Anthony Wallace on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police launch a review of firearms licences in Cleveland

Cleveland Police has launched a review of all firearms licence holders in their force area.

The review, which is expected to take a number of months, is part of the Force's aim to ensure everyone with firearms licences have been issued with them in the correct way.

There are currently a total of just under 4,000 licences held in Cleveland.

"Our aim in to reassure the people of Cleveland that we take our responsibilities in terms of protecting the public from danger extremely seriously.

" We are conducting the review to ensure that each and every individual that currently holds a firearms licence is suitable to do so. In light of recent incidents around the country we also need to ensure that our processes are robust and fit for purpose."

– Inspector Mark Robson, Cleveland Police
Load more updates