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Charity concerned about future after truck theft

The truck was taken sometime after December 10

Workers at a charity on Teesside say they do not know how they will continue after a forklift truck was stolen from their Stockton-based depot.

Convoy Aid, sends goods form the UK to help orphans in Romania. It needs the stolen Linde forklift truck, which weighs more than six tonnes, to load pallets onto vehicles.

The truck was taken from Convoy Aid on Blue House Point Road in Stockton sometime after December 10.

Officers want anyone with any information about the crime to contact Cleveland Police by calling 101.

The missing forklift truck

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Driver in critical condition after New Year's crash

A driver, who is thought to have suffered a medical episode at the wheel, causing a crash with another car, is fighting for his life in hospital.

Police are appealing for information following the incident which happened at around 2.10pm on New Year’s Eve, at the junction of the A1027 and The Glebe in Norton, Stockton.

The 42-year-old man who was driving a black Nissan Nivara DCi Outlaw collided with a maroon Volkswagen Passat.

The Nissan then hit railings and members of the public gave medical attention to the driver at the side of the road.

The driver was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees in a critical condition.

Any witnesses to the accident are asked to contact the police.

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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