Police team arrests 160 people in Middlesbrough during lockdown

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Police have arrested 160 people in Middlesbrough during lockdown. Credit: PA Images

A total of 160 people have been arrested by Middlesbrough's neighbourhood team during lockdown.

In addition, since March, across the town there have been numerous drug warrants carried out, around 145 stop searches carried out on patrol, over £12,000 in cash recovered and thousands of pounds worth of drugs seized.

People have also been sent to prison by the court for thefts from motor vehicles, shoplifting and breaches of criminal behaviour orders.

Some of this work includes drugs, cash and weapons recovered after a warrant was carried out on Stapleford Road in Middlesbrough in April, warrants carried out on Friday May 15 on Leinster Road also recovered class C drugs and a 24-year-old man was arrested.

Numerous vehicles, including motorbikes, have been seized due to having no insurance and being driven antisocially.

Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Inspector Darren Birkett said:

Anyone who has information regarding criminal activity in their local area can contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.