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Stockton sprinter Kilty reflects on medal success

Stockton sprinter Richard Kilty has been reflecting on his recent success at the Commonwealth Games and the European Athletics Championships.

The 24-year-old won a silver medal in the Men's 4x100m relay in Glasgow and a gold medal in the same event in Zurich last weekend.

Kilty was back in the North East today giving a coaching session to young athletes in Gateshead.

Man suffers serious injuries in assault in Stockton

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Stockton which has left a man in hospital with serious injuries.

The 34-year-old victim was walking his dog at the rear of St John’s Close on Queens Park in Stockton at around 10.30pm last night, Tuesday 19th August, when he was approached by a man who demanded he hand over his phone.

He was then assaulted with a bladed weapon, leaving him with serious injuries to his buttocks and arm. He was also punched, causing a cut to his forehead. The suspect then made off without the phone.

The victim is currently undergoing treatment at James Cook University Hospital and is described as being in a stable condition. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 6ft 3” tall, of stocky build, around 34 years old with short, dark hair and wearing dark shorts and a white vest.

Any witnesses or anyone with further information regarding the incident is asked to contact DC Richard Brocklesby on the non-emergency number 101.

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Appeal to trace man after shop window damage

Officers would like to trace the man in this CCTV image Credit: Cleveland Police

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a window being smashed at Debenhams in Wellington Square, causing more than £2000 worth of damage.

The incident took place at around 3.30am on Saturday, 16th August.

Officers would like to trace the man in this CCTV image as it is believed that he may be able to assist with enquiries. He is described as 24-28years of age with short hair and wearing a dark coloured T-shirt and dark coloured bottoms.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the man or anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact PC Andrew Smith on the non-emergency number 101.

Teesside couple "shocked and stunned" to win lottery

A couple from Stockton say they're 'shocked and stunned' after winning more than £100,000 playing the National Lottery.

Emma Coulson and her partner Robert Silcox, were presented with their cheque after placing the bet whilst on holiday.

They won just days after an 80-year-old woman from Middlesbrough won £500,000, meaning there have been two winners from Teesside in the space of a week. Jonny Blair reports.

£111,000 lottery win for Teesside hairdresser and builder

Cheers! The lottery winners celebrate Credit: ITV News

A couple from Teesside are celebrating after scooping more than £100,000 playing the National Lottery. Emma Coulson and her partner Robert Silcox bought the winning ticket during a holiday in Cumbria. They didn't realise they'd won until four days after the draw was made.

We both let out an enormous scream and burst into tears of joy... We just didn't know what to do with ourselves at first, apart from sit there in a state of shock.

– Emma Coulson

Emma, who's a hairdresser, and Robert, who's a self-employed builder, plan to spend some of the money improving their home.

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Stockton celebrates Eid festival

Eid Fusion in Stockton Credit: ITV

A special event is being held in Stockton to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid, which marks the end of a month of fasting during Ramadan.

The Community Welfare Trust and Friends of Ropner Park decided to host their first Eid Fusion multi-cultural event to bring the local community closer together.

Food and fashion stalls were among the attractions on offer. Local musicians also entertained the crowds.

Le Fevre though in Mixed Doubles after walkover

Karina Le Fevre, from Stockton, is through to the Women's Doubles Third Round Credit: Table Tennis England

Karina Le Fevre has progressed into the last 16 of the Table Tennis Women's Doubles after a walkover in their Second Round match with Guyana.

The 21-year-old, from Stockton, and her partner Tin Tin Ho are now through to Friday's Third Round.

In table tennis, a walkover is awarded when the opponent fails to start the match for any reason, such as injury.

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