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Police appeal after sexual assault in Stockton


Police have released an E-fit of a man that they want to speak to following a sexual assault in Stockton.

Officers say the man could help with information about the incident which took place between 11pm on July 2 and 2am on July 3, near to the road works on Durham Road in Stockton.

Two males approached a 14-year- old girl, one of the men then went on to grope the girl before asking her to go to his house.

The victim managed to make off from the man and made her way home.

The suspect is described as a black male, aged between 30 and 40 years old, around 5ft 7” tall and of stocky build. He was wearing denim jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

9-month-old puppy stolen from a garden in Stockton

Police are appealing for information after a black nine-month-old Jackhuahua was stolen from a garden in Stockton.

A Jackhuahua is a cross between the Chihuahua (pictured above) and the Jack Russell Terrier. Credit: PA

The female dog, called Coco, was reported stolen at around 5.30pm on Sunday 21st August after its owners discovered it had gone from their garden on Helmsley Grove.

It is believed that two males on a black motorcycle approached the garden.

The passenger entered the garden, picked up the dog and jumped back onto the back of the motorbike before making off towards Darlington Lane.

The male passenger was wearing a blue hooded top and the driver was wearing a black helmet, black jacket and black combat trousers.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the dog or anyone with information regarding those responsible for the theft is asked to contact PC Rachel Morgan on the non-emergency number 101



Elderly passenger made racist comments on bus

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly bus passenger made racist comments.

The man was travelling on a number 37 Stagecoach bus on Stockton High Street at around 9am on Wednesday, when he made inappropriate racial comments. The bus was making its way to Middlesbrough from Stockton.

Anyone with information should contact PC Philip Lamb on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 or

Man set alight in homophobic attack on Teesside

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A man has been set on fire in Stockton in an apparent homophobic attack.

The 20-year- old man was left with serious injuries which required skin grafts after his legs were sprayed with an aerosol and then set alight.

At around 3am in the morning on Wednesday 20th July, the victim was walking through the grounds of Holy Trinity Church on Yarm Lane, Stockton, in an area known locally as ‘The Chuggy’.

A group of four men then confronted him and began questioning the victim about his sexual orientation.

The victim ignored them and continued onto Parliament Street - where his legs were set alight.

The group then ran off.

The victim was treated at North Tees University Hospital where he received treatment for his burns

  • The man who lit the aersol is described as white
  • In his early 20s
  • Of medium build
  • With short blonde hair
  • He was bare chested and wearing jogging bottoms.

Officers are treating this as a homophobic hate crime and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Woman hit by a motorbike in Stockton

A woman has suffered serious injuries after being hit by a motorbike in Stockton.

The collision took place at around 2.40pm on Durham Road, Stockton (Monday 18th July).

The blue motorbike was carrying two men - a rider and pillion passenger, when it failed to stop at the scene.

One of the men was wearing a helmet and the other was not.

The bike possibly had an 05 registration plate.

The road is currently closed between Darlington Lane and Hardwick Road.

The woman has taken to James Cook University Hospital for treatment.

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