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79-year-old man injured after being attacked on his doorstep

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A 79-year-old man is recovering after being attacked on his own doorstep by two men who called at his door in Stokesley.

Between 9am and 10am on the morning of Thursday 29 September 2016, the men called at the victims home on Leven Road, attacked him and ran off towards Westlands.

The man suffered eye injuries after being assaulted and was taken to hospital.

Officers are appealing to anyone who saw two men acting suspiciously in Leven Road, or the surrounding area, to contact them.

“This was a cowardly assault on an elderly man. We appreciate that local people may be concerned about that someone is targeting elderly residents, however, we believe that the attack was isolated and that the wider community are not at risk. Our priority is find the people responsible and I am appealing to anyone in the area who can assist our investigation to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

– Detective Sergeant Chris Parker-Beagrie of Northallerton Serious Crime Team


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.

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