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Boy, aged 5, seriously ill after being hit by a car on Teesside

Police are appealing for CCTV footage. Credit: ITV News

A boy, aged 5, is seriously ill after being hit by a car on Teesside.

It happened at around 3.55pm on Sunday at the junction of Thorntree Road and Laburnum Avenue, Thornaby.

Cleveland Police say an initial collision, involving two cars, took place.

Three men - aged 19, 22 and 25 - who had been travelling in a Seat Ibiza were taken to the University Hospital of North Tees and were treated for minor injuries before being discharged.

A 5-year- old boy who had been on the footpath at the time of the incident suffered head injuries as well as cuts and abrasions to his body.

He is currently detained in James Cook University Hospital and is said to be in a poorly condition.

A 22-year- old man from the Thornaby area and a 24-year- old man from the Redcar area have been arrested on suspicion of a number of driving offences.

Any witnesses or anyone living on Thorntree Road who may have CCTV footage is asked to contact Cleveland Police.



Rookie police raise funds for Redcar RNLI

A local charity is set to benefit from a donation from a group of recently sworn in police officers.

The 16 student officers, known as Cohort 5, pledged they would raise money for Redcar RNLI during their 19 week training period.

The officers took part in various fundraising activities including a charity boxing match, the Ali Brownlee 5k Riverside Run and weekly cake sales at Kirkleatham Police Office, raising a grand total of £1225.

“When we began our training back in March we decided we wanted to support a local charity and we agreed that the RNLI was an extremely deserving cause, and actually one which we frequently work alongside.

“It was a pleasure to present them with this cheque and we all look forward to continuing to work with our colleagues from this vital service.”

– PC Leon Webster, Cohort 5
Giant cheque presented to Redcar RNLI Credit: Cleveland Police

"We were delighted when we learned that Cohort 5 had chosen our lifeboat station for their charity fundraising efforts. It takes a lot of teamwork and organising to raise such a fantastic amount of money.

"We are a busy lifeboat station and, as a charity, every penny we spend

saving lives comes from donations."

– Dave Cocks, Redcar RNLI
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