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Police concern over 'vulnerable' missing man

Brian Smith left his Teesside home on Thursday Credit: Cleveland Police

Police on Teesside are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 44 year old man who's missing from his home in Middlesbrough.

Brian Smith left his house with plans to travel to London on Thursday night.

Officers say he is vulnerable. He was seen in the capital on Friday morning but has had no contact with anyone since.

Police believe that while he may still be in London, he could also have left to travel around the country.

They're appealing for people who may know Brian to contact them with any information.


Missing man sighted in York

Missing man, Peter Bond Credit: Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police have issued an appeal for information to help trace missing man Peter Bond, 68, who disappeared from the Acklam area of Middlesbrough on Tuesday (28th July).

Police say the man was sighted on Thursday (30th July) in York city centre at around 11.00am.

Anyone with information on Peter’s whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police by calling 101.

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Police appeal for information after woman raped in Middlesbrough

Cleveland Police have issued an appeal for information after a woman,34, was reportedly sexually assaulted and raped in Middlesbrough.

Police say the incident took place at around 10:40pm on Tuesday (28th July) when the woman left The Junction pub at the junctionsof Borough Road and Union Street.

The woman was approached by a male on a BMX bike and walked with him to meet a second male before going to an address nearby.

After leaving this address, they were walking along St Aidan's Drive when one of the males pushed the victim to the ground and sexually assaulted and raped her.

The victim managed to break free and run away. She suffered bruising to her arms and lumps to the back of her head.

“We would like to reassure the local public that we are doing everything that we can to trace this man. Anyone with information regarding him or anyone who may have seen a man acting suspiciously in the area around the time of this incident is urged to contact us.”

– DC John Roberts, Cleveland Police

Police say the suspect has been described as a white male in his late twenties, 5ft 9" tall, and of stocky build. He was wearing a flat cap with green and beige checks on it and possibly a grey tracksuit. He was also pushing a mountain bike.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

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