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Fire at Stockton bookmakers

Police are appealing for information following a fire at Ladbrokes bookmakers on Harrowgate Lane, Stockton.

The fire took place at around 1am on February 24. Damage was caused to the roof and the fire also affected Hardwick Social Club.

Investigations are ongoing to determine whether the fire is to be treated as suspicious or not.

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WATCH: Thieves smash through glass and steal expensive bikes in broad daylight

Two teenage thieves smashed their way into a garage in Stockton at a busy traffic light junction and stole three high value racing bikes in less than a minute.

They broke through the patio doors of the garage on Darlington Back Lane at around 3:30pm on Tuesday 20th January and rode away with the stolen bikes over their shoulders:

Officers are investigating the incident and anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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Appeal to trace 'vulnerable' missing Stockton woman

Helen Willmore

Police are urgently appealing to trace 32-year-old Helen Willmore, from Stockton, who has not been seen since 8.30am on January 19.

Helen is 5’7” tall, slim with long, straight, dark brown hair. Officers say she could be in a black Citroen C1, registration NV58ZZB.

She is known to visit the Castle Eden Walkway area of Stockton as well as Whitby. Police believe she is vulnerable.

Anyone who has seen Helen or her vehicle yesterday or throughout the night is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

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