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Police say hammer attack linked to other burglaries in Norton

A man, aged 69, has been beaten over the head with a hammer during a burglary at his home on Teesside.

It happened at a property on Imperial Cerscent, Norton, on Thursday afternoon.

The victim was treated in hospital for head injuries, and later discharged.

Cleveland Police now say they are linking the incident to two other burglaries on Imperial Crescent earlier the same day, one at 1.55pm and another at 3.20pm.

Jewellery was taken during the burglary at 1.55pm but nothing was stolen during the burglary at 3.20pm.

Two men, aged 39 and 43, have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and they remain in police custody this morning.

Hammer attack on Teesside burglary victim

A man, aged 69, has been beaten over the head with a hammer during a burglary at his home on Teesside.

It happened at a property on Imperial Cerscent, Norton, on Thursday afternoon.

The victim was treated in hospital for head injuries, and later discharged.

Cleveland Police say the aggravated burglary is being linked to two other incidents on the same street earlier that day.

Two men, aged 39 and 43, have been arrested.

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Jail term 'not long enough' for Shane's killers

The former girlfriend of murder victim Shane Tunney says the jail sentence handed to his killers 'is not long enough'.

The seven teenagers responsible for the 24-year-old's death were jailed for a combined total of 52 years at Teesside Crown Court.

However, Vix Cooper believes the gang should have been given longer.

Shane 'saved my life' says attack victim

The friend of murder victim Shane Tunney says the 24-year-old 'saved my life' when the pair were attacked by seven teenagers in June last year.

Anthony Kirk, 21, was on his way to buy a take-away in Norton with Shane Tunney when they were assaulted in the early hours of the morning.

Mr Kirk was hit with a metal pole during the attack, while Mr Tunney was left unconscious in the road and died just over a month later in hospital.

The seven teenagers were sentenced to a total of 51 years and nine months in prison at Teesside Crown Court.

Shane Tunney sentence: Cousins jailed for total of 28 years for his murder

Two cousins were today jailed for life for the murder of Shane Tunney.

Kearan Terry Davis, 18, was handed a life sentence with a minimum 15 years for 24-year-old Mr Tunney's murder. Kieran Harry Davis, also 18 was handed life with a minimum 13 years.

Kieran Harry Davis who was jailed for life for Shane Tunney's murder Credit: Cleveland Police
Kearan Terry Davis who has been jailed for life for murder of Shane Tunney Credit: Cleveland Police

Brandon Pitt was jailed for seven years for his manslaughter. Jake Douglas was sentenced to a minimum four-and-a-half years also for manslaughter as was Daniel Hunt.

A 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were jailed for three-years nine months and a minimum of four years respectively.

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Shane Tunney sentence: Mum says 'family shattered beyond repair'

The mum of murder victim Shane Tunney has said her family has been 'shattered' by her son's death.

Seven teenagers are being sentenced at Teesside Crown Court on Monday.

A statement read out on behalf of his mother said her family has been 'shattered beyond repair.'

Shane Tunney partner tells court she can 'never forget' day Shane was murdered

The former partner of Shane Tunney has told his killer's sentencing hearing how her world 'fell apart' on the day he was murdered.

Vix Cooper read out her statement ahead of the sentencing of 24-year-old Shane's seven teenage killers.

Vix Cooper reads out a statement at the end of his murder trial Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

"I will never forget the morning of 27th June 2015. It is honestly the day my whole life fell apart. I felt my whole body go cold. My stomach turned and I just went numb.

I would never wish this pain and suffering on anyone. What pains me is to know those responsible have the freedom to see and speak to loved ones. What I would give to be able to give him one last cuddle and tell him that I love him. There have been times when I have thought about how much easier things would be for me if I could be with him. There will always be a gap in my life where he should have been."

– Vix Cooper
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