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School video extols teamwork

A Middlesbrough primary school has filmed a special video, inspired by the World Cup, to show how important teamwork is.

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Officer 'dragged along road' by rogue car

A police officer was dragged along a road in Middlesbrough after attempting to confiscate car keys from a suspected criminal.

A black Saab car was stopped on Albert Road shortly before 5am this morning by two police officers who believed it was wanted in connection with a theft.

One of the officers was speaking to the driver and tried to take the keys. The driver tried to get away, dragging the policeman a 'short distance' along the road.

The other officer was hit by the car as it fled the scene.

Both were taken to hospital - one with head and neck injuries, the other with minor injuries. They have now been discharged.

Two men, aged 32 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of assault. The 24-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of obstructing police.

Anyone with information should contact Cleveland Police on 101.


Aimee Willmott delighted with her Commonwealth Games success

by Phil Roscoe

Teesside swimmer Aimee Willmott has spoken of her delight after winning three medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The 21-year-old, from Middlesbrough, won silver medals in both the Women's 400m Individual Medley and 200m Butterfly. She also won a bronze medal in the Women's 4x200m Relay.

Aimee, who arrived back in the North East on Wednesday, spoke to our reporter Phil Roscoe about her success at the Games.


Police concerned for missing man from Middlesbrough

Jonathan Amoah
Jonathan Amoah, 52, has gone missing from his home in Middlesbrough Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are concerned for the safety of a missing man from Middlesbrough.

Jonathan Amoah, 52, was last seen on Lambton Road, Middlesbrough at around 1:15am on July 14. Officers believe he may be driving a black Seat Leon Reg No KV08KMA.

Mr Amoah is described as being 5ft 7in tall, of slim build, mixed race, with dark receding hair.

Anyone who has seen him is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Seat Leon
Police believe Jonathan is driving a black Seat Leon Credit: Cleveland Police

Businessman drops £1,000 in Middlesbrough street

Woman holding bank notes Credit: PA

A Middlesbrough businessman is appealing for the return of £1,000 in bank notes after dropping them in the street.

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "Police received a report of £1,000 having been dropped on Baker Street, off Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough at around 12.45pm on Friday 11 July.

"Officers would ask any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the money to contact them on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Murder enquiry in Ormesby death

The death of a Middlesbrough woman who was killed in a house fire is being treated as a murder enquiry.

Teresa Ryan died during the fire at her home on Warton Street in North Ormesby on July 9. A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and burglary, while a 28-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of burglary. Both are currently in police custody.

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