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Murder victim was volunteer 'street angel'

Lynne Freeman who was killed by Alan Bennett Credit: Cleveland Police

One of Alan Bennett's murder victims was a 'street angel' with the Redcar Beacons.

At the time of her death, a statement from the volunteer group said she was "full of life, passionate about the work of Redcar Beacons and dedicated to serving her community."

Her caring attitude both on the streets of Redcar as a Beacon and also working in a charity shop will be greatly missed as will the smile with which she greeted everyone.

– Redcar Beacons

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Alan Bennett admits double murder in Teesside

Lynne Freeman and Jodie Betteridge who were killed by Alan Bennet Credit: Cleveland Police
Double murderer Alan Bennett Credit: Cleveland Police

A man has admitted murdering two women just minutes apart.

Alan Bennett, 34, pleaded guilty to the double murder at Teesside Crown Court on Thursday.

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Redcar MP Anna Turley resigns from the Labour shadow team

The Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turnley has resigned from the Labour shadow team.

In a letter she said that she does not believe Jeremy Corbyn - or his team 0 are providing a strong and competent leadership.

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