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Four teenagers hurt in crash with police camera van

Four teenagers, all young men aged 17, have been hurt when the car they were travelling in was involved in a collision with a police vehicle in North Yorkshire.

It happened when a Vauxhall Corsa crashed with a mobile safety camera van on the Stokesley to Helmsley Road (B1257) north of Chop Gate.

North Yorkshire Police say two of the teenagers in the Corsa were seriously hurt.

The member of police staff who was driving the van received a minor injury.

All occupants of the Corsa are from the Stokesley, Marton and Nunthorpe area.


Driver dies in car crash in Stokesley

A person has died after a car crash in Stokesley, North Yorkshire.

The collision occurred shortly before 7.45am on Tuesday 29 April on the A172, and involved a white Vauxhall Vivaro van and a silver Peugeot 206.

It is thought the Peugeot was travelling towards the A19 and the Vivaro was travelling in the opposite direction.

The road re-opened at 1.30pm. The victim has not yet been formally identified.

"If you witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles prior to the incident, I ask you to contact the police straight away."

– Emma Wallace, North Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Group

CCTV image of suspected razor shoplifter

CCTV image of suspected shoplifter

Stokesley police have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace following an shoplifting incident.

It is believed the man entered Boots the Chemists on Thursday 16 January and Friday 17 January 2014.

The suspect approached a display in the shop, when it is thought several hundred pounds-worth of razors and razor blades were taken.

PC Blair Taylor, of Stokesley Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If anyone recognises the man caught on camera I urge them to contact the police straight away."

Appeal after man dies in A19 collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man from Eaglescliffe died in a collision on the northbound carriageway of the A19 near the Cleveland Tontine.

It happened just after 7pm on Tuesday 28 January at the start of the off-slip for the A172 to Stokesley when a silver Audi TT left the road and crashed into a road sign

The driver of the car, a 55-year-old man, died at the scene of the crash. He was the only occupant of the car.

Officers are appealing for anyone with anyone who saw the silver Audi travelling along the A19 at around 7pm or witnessed the collision itself, to get in contact with them.

Family pay tribute to "shy, kind, caring and intelligent" man killed in Stokesley crash

Douglas Scott Robertson died in January of this year Credit: Family photo

The family of a man killed when he was knocked down by a teenager in a stolen Range Rover have paid tribute to a "fantastic son" and "best friend."

27-year-old Douglas Scott Robertson died after he was dragged more than 100 yards under the car when the driver lost control in the snow in January.

His mother, Jean North, released the following statement:

"Douglas was a shy, kind, caring and intelligent person. He was a fantastic son who helped me both practically and emotionally, and a best friend to his sister Tracey.

"He had worked himself out, found his niche in life, and knew just what he wanted to achieve. It is impossible to find the words to describe just how much he meant to us.

"To have him taken from us leaves a gaping hole in our lives that no sentence can overcome."


Middlesbrough teen convicted of death by dangerous driving

A 15-year-old who knocked down and killed a man while speeding in a stolen Range Rover has been detained for five years.

Charlie Tyers has been detained for five years Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Charlie Tyers wept in the dock at Teesside Crown Court today when CCTV was shown of the moments leading up to the collision that killed Douglas Robertson in Stokesley in January this year.

Sam Halon, from Wingate, who was a passenger in the car when it crashed, was given a 12-month community order for aggravated vehicle taking.

Teen named after death by dangerous driving conviction

A 15-year-old from Middlesbrough who knocked down and killed a man while driving a stolen Range Rover at 70mph in a 30mph zone, and then ran off from police, has been named.

Charlie Tyers has been detained for five years after he was found guilty of death by dangerous driving.

The teenager lost control of the stolen car in snow, crashing into Douglas Scott Robertson and dragging him more than 100 yards under the car. The 27-year-old died at the scene.

A judge lifted a ban on naming the teen after he ruled it was in the public interest to know the full details.

Tyers, of High Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, sobbed uncontrollably when CCTV of the moments leading up to the collision and the loud bang that followed were shown.

Mr Robertson was walking to his local club in Stokesley's High Street on a snowy Saturday afternoon in January when he was mown down.

Teenager jailed for death by dangerous driving

A 15-year-old who knocked down and killed a man while driving a stolen Range Rover at 40mph over the speed limit, and who then ran away from police, has been detained for five years.

The court heard that the car smashed into a lamppost so hard the top section of the light ended in a tree 50ft away.

27-year-old Douglas Scott Robertson was dragged more than 100 yards under the vehicle after the driver lost control in snow.

He had been walking to his local club in Stokesley on the afternoon of the incident.

Police were looking for the car, which had been taken from a house party in the Stockton area that morning, after they received reports about it being driven badly.

The teenager fled from police after he had been spotted and asked for a help at a nearby house, saying men were chasing him.

"At the time the vehicle collided with the deceased he was walking along a footpath carrying an umbrella, minding his own business, making his way towards a social club.

"He was dragged 340ft over some waste ground until the vehicle went through a small wall and tree and hit the side of the working men's club."

– David Bradshaw, prosecuting

Full Report: Teen admits death by dangerous driving

A schoolboy has admitted killing a man in a hit and run accident in North Yorkshire. Douglas Scott Robertson died following the crash in Stokesley in January.

A 15-year-old boy appeared at Teesside Crown Court along with a 23-year-old man who was also charged in relation to the tragedy.

You can watch the full report from Rachel Bullock below.

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