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Teesside man missing in Spanish resort of Benidorm

People are being urged to share details on social media of a man from Teesside who has gone missing from Benidorm, Spain.

Donald Cheetham, 65, from Redcar, was due to fly home to the UK on May 12th, has not returned.

All of his belongings are still in his Benidorm hotel, which is in Benidorm old town, and there are no reports that he has been seen.

Donald Cheetham. Credit: Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police officers are assisting the family, who are in contact with Spanish authorities.

A police spkesman said:

"Social media users are being asked to share the appeal and photo with anyone they know who may live in Benidorm, or within any messaging forums that British expats use to communicate.

"Anyone who may be travelling to Benidorm in the next few days is also being asked to keep a lookout for Mr. Cheetham.

"Anyone in the UK with information should call Cleveland Police on the non- emergency number 101. Anyone in Spain should contact the British consulate."

Man arrested after rape in Redcar

A man has been arrested following a reported rape in Redcar.

Police were called at around 10:15pm on 17 May after a woman was raped at the bottom of a bridge near to France Street and Charles Street.

Detectives are investigating and specialist officers are providing support to the woman. Cordons have been put in place at the bottom of the bridge and the surrounding area.

A 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is currently in police custody.

Anyone who has any information, or who may have witnessed anything, is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.


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