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Appeal after Stockton collision

Police are appealing for information following a collision involving two vehicles in Stockton.

The collision involved a grey Ford Galaxy and a black Vauxhall Vectra at around 3.30pm on Saturday (June 7) on Council of Europe Boulevard towards the A177 Maritime Road.

As a result of the collision the Ford Galaxy flipped over onto its roof.

The 27-year-old woman driving the Ford Galaxy suffered a head injury and bruising to her hand.

She was detained at the University Hospital of North Tees overnight for observation.


Concern for missing teenager

Cleveland Police say they're concerned for the wellbeing of a teenager who's been missing since Saturday morning.

Wendy Stewart, who is 15, was last seen at an address in Stockton at half past ten.

She's described as black, with black hair, brown eyes, of medium build and 5'4" tall.

She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, black leggings and an orange t-shirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police

Explosives brought to classroom: school evacuated

Ian Ramsey Church of England School. Credit:

A school on Teesside was evacuated when a pupil brought ammunition into a classroom.

Police were called to Ian Ramsey Church of England School in Stockton yesterday.

It is understood that the student found the items while diving in the sea.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: “Police were called by staff at the school towards the end of the school day reporting items of concern which had been taken into school by a pupil.

“On arrival, it was discovered that the items were damaged wartime shells which were removed safely and without incident.”


Jack Russell killed by illegal dog

Toby was killed by a pit-bull terrier type dog. Credit: Stockton Council

A man from Stockton has been handed an 18 month Community Order and a three month Curfew Order after his pit-bull terrier type dog escaped into a neighbours’ garden and killed their family pet.

At Teesside Magistrates Court, Ian McIntosh, 40, of Easington Road, admitted to being the owner of an illegal pit bull type dog and allowing it to be dangerously out of control in a place where it was not permitted to be on January 27 this year.

The dog, Jake, escaped into the garden of a nearby property and killed a Jack Russell terrier, called Toby, in front of its horrified owner, whose attempts to save his pet were not successful.

The illegal dog is currently being held in Police kennels.

In order to have the dog back Mr McIntosh will have to have the animal neutered and microchipped, and must be on on a lead and muzzled at all times in public places.

Stockton and Norton bogus caller warning

Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after reports of bogus callers in Stockton and Norton.

On four occasions, a man reportedly visited the homes of older people and collected money as a window cleaner. No work had been done.

Homes in Hartburn Avenue, Cherry Tree Gardens, Bromley Road and Petch Street have all been targeted between April 21 and 22.

Could the next Benefits Street be in Stockton?

Film crews have been spotted on Dixon Street in Stockton

Researchers trying to find a location for the second series of Benefits Street have been looking at Dixon Street in Stockton.

The first series of the documentary made unlikely celebrities of the residents on James Turner Street in Birmingham. Within a week of the first episode, 30,000 people had signed a petition calling for Channel 4 to stop broadcasting the series.

Channel 4 said its researchers were looking for new locations, but it did not confirm where the next series will be filmed.

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