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Appeal to trace drivers after Stockton collisions

Police are appealing for help to trace two drivers after two collisions in Stockton.

The first happened at around 8.30am on December 10 in the car park of Hudson House, on Teesdale Business Park. A female pedestrian in her seventies was hit by a vehicle. The male driver stopped and spoke with the woman. She declined any assistance from the driver and his details were not taken. Police would like this driver to come forward. He may work on Teesdale Business Park.

The second collision took place on December 11th on Norton Road, Norton. A 16-year-old female pedestrian was left with a sprained ankle and she received treatment at hospital after being hit by a white vehicle. Officers would like to speak to the driver. Police say four girls from Northshore Academy could have witnessed this incident.

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Thousands without power as thieves strike again

Thousands of homes were left without power for the second time in a fortnight after thieves stole overhead power lines and left a 11,000-volt live cable on the ground.

Homes and businesses west of Stockton-on-Tees were left without heat or light from 6.45pm until midnight. The lighting on the A66 was cut out too on December 4.

The location was also targeted on November 24, and the thieves have removed more than 300 metres of cable in the two incidents.

Both incidents took place at around 6.40pm and it is believed thieves used quad-bikes, as fresh tyre tracks were left in the field.

Northern Powergrid and Crimestoppers is offering a £1,000 reward for any information which helps lead to the arrest and charging of the culprits.

Thieves risk their own lives by cutting live electrical wires to steal the copper cable inside them.

Cars stolen while left warming up

Sites of stolen cars Credit: I

Three cars on Teesside have been stolen after being left unattended with their engines running to de-ice them.

The first car was taken just after 7.00am in Eaglescliffe. Another was taken half an hour later in Stockton and then just before 10.00am a third was stolen in Billingham. It's understood the drivers are unlikely to be covered by their insurance and police are advising people to take care.

Black Friday - police called to several shops

Police across the region said they were called to several stores overnight as so-called Black Friday started.

Northumbria Police said they were called to Tesco in Kingston Park in Newcastle and Norham Road in North Shields.

A spokesman said they were called by members of staff but no one was arrested.

Officers from Cleveland Police said they were called to Tesco stores in Stockton and South Bank.

They also confirmed that no one was arrested.

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Arrest after 'firearm' incident in Stockton

Police have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of possession of a firearm or imitation with intent to cause fear of violence, after an incident in Stockton.

Officers were called to a bus stop on Harrowgate Lane after reports of concern for a man's behaviour.

He was arrested in a police operation in the early hours of November 5th at an address in the local area.

A weapon, believed to be an air weapon, has been recovered.

Families 'left distraught' after grave thefts in Stockton

Police are appealing for information after a number of thefts from three graves at the cemetery on Durham Road in Stockton.

The incidents took place between 7pm on Saturday, 25th October and 10am on Sunday, 26th October.

During this time a number of items have been taken. Three solar fairies, two solar powered black lanterns around seven inches in height and a two foot silver lantern were stolen.

The solar fairies are described as around five inches in height and in various colours of pink, green and blue. The bases are marked with: V.Elliott E12.

Police say the families "have been left distraught as the items are very sentimental."

Anyone who may have information regarding the thefts or those responsible is asked to contact police.

Campaigners: Reinstate hospital services in Hartlepool

Campaigners have called for some hospital services to be reinstated in Hartlepool after a decision was made to stop work on a new hospital on Teesside.

The trust wanted to build a £300m pound hospital between North Tees and Hartlepool, but it would have meant closing both those sites.

The work was paused due to a lack of financial and political support. But millions had already been spent, and services moved away from Hartlepool.

Kevin Fisher from the Save our Hospital campaign:

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