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Man charged with murder after Teesside death

Lee Pettite died from chest injuries Credit: Family photo

Police have charged a man in connection with the murder of Lee Pettite on Teesside.

Mr Pettite, 22, was found with serious chest injuries in Oakley Walk in Eston on March 1. He later died in hospital.

Officers have charged a 21-year-old man with murder. He is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court on May 19.

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Two men arrested on suspicion of murdering Lee Pettite released on bail

Two men arrested on suspicion of the murder of Lee Pettite in Eston on Tuesday, have been interviewed by police and released on bail while inquiries continue. They are aged 21 and 22.

Christopher Stubbs, 22, has been charged with murder and a firearms offence following the murder. He is due to appear at Teesside Crown Court on Monday.

Arrest made in Middlesbrough murder probe

A murder investigation has been launched on Teesside after a man, aged 22, died from serious chest injuries in Middlesbrough.

The scene of the death in Middlesbrough. Credit: ITV News

Police say Lee Pettite was the victim of a targeted attack close to his home in Bankfields at around 5pm on Tuesday.

A man, aged 22, from the Eston area has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detectives investigating the death have held a news conference this afternoon, and have urged the local community to come forward with any information which might help their enquiry.

A post mortum examination is expected to take place on Wednesday evening.

Pictures: Suspicious death in Normanby

Police are treating the death of a man from Normanby as suspicious.

Cleveland Police received a report at around 5.15pm on March 1, that an ambulance had been called to a man with serious and significant chest injuries in the Flatts Lane area.

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Detectives are treating the death as suspicious and have begun an investigation into how the man sustained his injuries.

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Officers have several lines of enquiry, including whether the injuries may have been as a result of a targeted assault.

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Police treating man's death in Normanby as suspicious

Police are treating the death of a man from serious chest injuries in Normanby this evening as suspicious.

Cleveland Police received a report at around 5.15pm that an ambulance had been called to a man with serious and significant chest injuries in the Flatts Lane area of Normanby.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics and those from the air ambulance, the man died.

Detectives are treating the death as suspicious and have begun an investigation into how the man sustained his injuries.

Officers have several lines of enquiry, including whether the injuries may have been as a result of a targeted assault.

A section of Flatts Lane has been closed while detectives and forensic officers conduct searches of the area.

Specialist officers will begin identifying and contacting the man's family members.

Anyone with any information, or who may have seen anything suspicious is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers independently and anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Teenager assaulted during attempted robbery in Normanby

Police are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted during an attempted robbery in Normanby between 10.20pm and 10.30pm on the evening of Tuesday 16 February.

The teenager was walking along the black path, towards Normanby Primary School, when he was approached by two men.

One of the men tried to take his phone, and punched him in the face whilst the other struck him in the back with what the victim believes to have been a pole.

The men then made off along the black path towards Normanby.

  • The first man is described as 6’2” tall, skinny build, aged between 16 and 20 and was wearing a black Berghaus jacket and blue Adidas bottoms.

  • The second man is 6’ tall, skinny build and was wearing a dark coloured top.

Teenager found in critical state outside Middlesbrough school

Cleveland Police says a teenager has been found in a critical state on a pathway leading to a primary school in Middlesbrough.

A 17-year-old male was found with "unexplained injuries" on a pathway outside Normanby Primary School which is situated between Flatts Lane and Holmesfield Road.

The teenager is being treated at the James Cook University Hospital. Police enquiries are continuing.

'Have a go' hero appeal in Normanby

Police are appealing to trace a man who assisted in stopping two would-be thieves from stealing a car in Normanby on Teesside.

Two men were disturbed while they were attempting to steal a vehicle from a driveway on West Street, Normanby, at around 4.45am yesterday (August 31) by a man who was passing by.

He chased the men away before alerting the victim. He then left the scene without leaving any details.

Officers are now trying to trace the passer-by, as it is believed that he could assist with their enquiries.

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