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Pictures: Man arrested after woman found with throat slit

Police presence after throat slit attack. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Police corden in Normanby. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was found with her throat slit in Middlesbrough.

Police were called after reports that a woman in her twenties had been seriously assaulted by a man near to the old railway line in Normanby, at around 1pm today (March 24).

A helicopter was launched in a bid to help trace the offender.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody.

The victim has been taken to James Cook University Hospital with non-life threatening knife wounds to her throat.

The old railway line, Flatts Lane, Normanby. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Teenager in more stable condition after sledge accident

A teenager, who has been critically ill in hospital after a sledging accident, is now in a more stable condition.

16-year-old Liam Stafford from Middlesbrough, suffered head injuries when his sledge hit a tree, near Flatts Lane in Normanby on Sunday.

He was airlifted to the James Cook University Hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

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Growing concern over missing Normanby man

Andrew Young has been missing since yesterday afternoon Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned about the whereabouts of a missing man from Normanby.

49-year-old Andrew Young, of Flats Lane in Normanby, has not been seen since yesterday afternoon (December 30th).

Mr Young is around 6 feet tall, with dark hair and glasses. He was last seen wearing a long green coat and black lace-up shoes.

Anyone who has any information about Andrew Young's whereabouts is being encouraged to contact Cleveland Police on 101.