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Concern for man missing from Middlesbrough

Richard Carling

Police are appealing for help to trace missing 38-year-old Richard Carling who was last seen at an address on Strauss Road, South Bank, Middlesbrough at around 5pm on September 19.

Richard is described as white, around 6ft tall, of slim build and he was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with NY on the front, a blue Kappa jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and blue trainers.

It is believed he may have travelled out of the area, possibly to the Avon and Somerset areas.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.

Teenager raped near cycle path in Stockton

Police at a cycle path in Stockton where a teenager was raped Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year- old girl was raped in Stockton.

The attack happened at around 7.30am on Wednesday on a cycle path that runs from Hardwick to Elmtree at the back of Tithe Barn Road.

The attacker is described as a white man around 6ft tall. He had blonde hair which was shorter on the sides and longer on the top.

He wore a black top with long sleeves.

Inspector Matt Reeves said: “We are supporting the girl at this difficult time.

“As a precautionary measure, young girls should walk in pairs in secluded areas and should always be aware of their surroundings."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Inspector Jon Tapper on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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A19 closed Southbound at Haverton Hill

An accident on the A19 Southbound at A1046 Haverton Hill Road (Portrack Interchange) has closed the main carriage way.

Traffic can get by using the roundabout and rejoining the flyover up the slip road (so the flyover is not closed)

We're told though that the road is likely to remain closed for some time due a lorry colliding with the barrier.

Expect significant delays throughout rush hour.

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