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Boy, aged 5, seriously ill after being hit by a car on Teesside

Police are appealing for CCTV footage. Credit: ITV News

A boy, aged 5, is seriously ill after being hit by a car on Teesside.

It happened at around 3.55pm on Sunday at the junction of Thorntree Road and Laburnum Avenue, Thornaby.

Cleveland Police say an initial collision, involving two cars, took place.

Three men - aged 19, 22 and 25 - who had been travelling in a Seat Ibiza were taken to the University Hospital of North Tees and were treated for minor injuries before being discharged.

A 5-year- old boy who had been on the footpath at the time of the incident suffered head injuries as well as cuts and abrasions to his body.

He is currently detained in James Cook University Hospital and is said to be in a poorly condition.

A 22-year- old man from the Thornaby area and a 24-year- old man from the Redcar area have been arrested on suspicion of a number of driving offences.

Any witnesses or anyone living on Thorntree Road who may have CCTV footage is asked to contact Cleveland Police.

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G4S blackmailer jailed for two years

Daniel Garland at Teesside Crown Court. Credit: Tom Wilkinson/PA Wire/PA Images

A G4S employee who sent an anonymous letter to his boss threatening to blow up vans and demanding £1m has been sentenced to two years' jail after being convicted of blackmail.

Daniel Garland, 19, caused work to halt at the cash-handling depot in Thornaby, Teesside, when he posted the menacing note in January saying he had planted remotely-controlled 'mini-bombs' on vehicles.

More than 100 police officers joined a major inquiry across four force areas, cash-in-transit vans were recalled to the depots to be searched and the security giant's losses were put at £15,000.

Garland, from Durham Place, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, admitted a bomb hoax charge and was convicted after a trial of a blackmail offence.

Man kicked to the ground and stabbed in Thornaby

Police are appealing for information after a 45-year- old man was kicked and stabbed during an assault in Thornaby.

The incident happened at around 10pm on Tuesday 15th August on Lancaster Way.

The victim was approached by two men, who set upon him, causing him to fall to the ground.

He was kicked in the body and stabbed in the abdomen.

He was treated at the University Hospital of North Tees before being discharged.

The first suspect is described as:

  • a white male
  • aged in his early twenties
  • 5ft 10” tall,
  • of skinny build
  • wearing a dark coloured tracksuit, with the bottoms tucked into red socks
  • his face was covered with a scarf

The second suspect is described as:

  • white male
  • aged in his early twenties
  • 5ft 10”
  • tall
  • of skinny build
  • wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a grey hooded top

Girl, 9, in hospital after being hit by a car in Thornaby

The collision happened on Thornaby Road at the junction with Laburnum Avenue. Credit: Google maps.

A nine-year-old girl is in hospital after being hit by a car in Thornaby, near Stockton.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to a collision between a nine-year-old pedestrian and a Ford Fiesta car at around 6.45pm on Sunday.

The girl suffered a serious head injury and was taken to James Cook University Hospital by ambulance.

The collision happened on Thornaby Road at the junction with Laburnum Avenue, where the girl was with two of her friends.

The police are investigating the collision and are appealing for witnesses to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.

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