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Three people die after suspected low quality heroin use

Cleveland Police say three people have died after apparently using low quality heroin which is being sold in the Stockton area.

Police are warning heroin users to be aware of harmful drugs after three people have died after apparently using low quality heroin Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A man and a woman died this morning after being taken to the University Hospital of North Tees. A second man died earlier this month, and police are linking the deaths.

Police are warning heroin users to be aware that a harmful batch of the drug is in circulation.

”Obviously we don’t advocate anyone should buy any type of drugs - but we are aware there are batches of particularly harmful heroin on the streets which are being peddled by dealers as a higher standard than they are and they are putting people’s lives at risk.”

– Detective Inspector Jon Tapper of Cleveland Police

Three arrested after alleged petrol station robbery

Three people have been charged following an alleged petrol station robbery in North Yorkshire.

The incident occurred on December 4 at the Co-op petrol station in Guisborough.

Three arrested in alleged petrol station robbery Credit: PA

Two men aged 25 and 30 have been charged with robbery and threatening a person with a blade or sharply pointed article in a public place.

A 34-year-old woman has been charged with robbery and remains on bail pending further enquiries.

All three will appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court.


Family flees house fire after firework thrown through window

A man has been arrested after a firework was ignited and thrown into a family home on Teesside.

A man, a woman and a teenage boy were forced to leave their home when their front window was smashed and the firework was thrown inside, starting a fire.

It happened at around 9.50pm on October 31 on Kirkleatham Lane in Redcar. No one was injured.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson and he has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Catering college and new walled garden planned near Redcar

Kirkleatham Museum Credit: Redcar and Cleveland Council

A new Catering Academy and Walled Garden are planned for a big regeneration project at the Kirkleatham Estate.

It's anticipated to create 40 direct jobs, 40 indirect jobs and over 100 apprenticeships.

The council has secured £1.1 million from the Coastal Communities Fund for the project and is currently in the process of securing £2.4 million from the Local Growth Fund.

The money will be used to develop a visitor attraction and training centre which would incorporate a restaurant, potentially with a retail unit and events space within three and a half acres of restored gardens.

“The regeneration of the Kirkleatham Estate is a huge priority for the council. The success of the Festival of Thrift, which attracted 35,000 visitors to the site, only highlights what an asset the estate is to our borough.

It is a unique setting with rich heritage, which we see as a major opportunity for development to help create employment and training opportunities, while building a major visitor attraction.

– Councillor Dale Quigley, cabinet member for economic growth at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

The estate contains the Kirkleatham Museum which attracts over 100,000 visitors per year.

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