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Criminals get a Taste of ‘Bah Humbug’ in Redcar this Christmas

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Criminals and shop thieves will be getting a taste of ‘Bah Humbug’ from officers this Christmas as Operation Scrooge swings into action in Redcar and Cleveland.

Shoppers will see high-visibility patrols in key retail areas as part of a bid to deter shoplifters and pickpockets who are attracted to busy areas and people’s newly bought gifts.

And there will be an all-round festive cheer from police when they see criminals brought before the courts and potential victims protected.

Inspector Emily Harrison, from Redcar Coastal Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Criminals thrive on Christmas. They love that people are walking around with expensive gifts, that cars are filled with presents, and that people’s purses are filled with money and vouchers.

“My message to criminals this Christmas is think twice before you try and commit crime, because we will catch you.

“Redcar and Cleveland is a safe and great place to shop this Christmas and we hope that shoppers are encouraged by the extra visibility from police in the area.”

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Homeless man covered in red spray paint found dead in cemetery days later

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Police say they are not linking the incidents together despite a vile video being uploaded to Facebook just days before.

Sick thugs covered the homeless man in red paint as he sat outside a supermarket, the attack was uploaded to facebook along with the the words : ‘This is how we deal with the beggars on the street. He is not even a beggar we spray them to death”.

Days later he was found dead, Police say these circumstances are non-suspicious.

The shocking video was shared on Facebook of Micheal Cash outside of Tesco Express in Normanby.

Despite Cash being found dead days later police refuse to link the death to this incident after his body was found in Eston Cemetery in Middlesbrough on Wednesday afternoon.

Crime Scene Investigators could be seen in the bushes within the cemetery and quickly put a cordon in place.

It has been speculated that Cash killed himself following the incident, but until circumstances are known we will not be able to speculate.

Police have confirmed the death is not suspicious there it is our assumption the circumstances around the death are no longer being investigated.

Police have not formally identified the body but a member of Mr Cash’s family confirmed they were visited by detectives on Wednesday.

Police have asked people not to speculate on social media regarding the incident.

Cleveland Police have released a statement saying “The death of a man whose body was found in Eston Cemetery on Wednesday 12th September is not being treated as suspicious.

“The man who is believed to be aged in his 30s has not yet been formally identified.

“A post-mortem examination has been held and although the death is not being treated as suspicious police believe this man was the victim of a previous incident of assault which resulted in the man being sprayed with red paint.

“The incident occurred near to Tesco Express on the High Street in Normanby and was reported to police on Sunday 9th September.”

Detective Inspector Matt Hollingsworth said: “Police are aware of the speculation on social media regarding the cause of the man’s death but we are not linking the assault with his death.

“Officers are carrying out enquiries in relation to the assault outside of Tesco and would appeal for anyone with information or anyone who witnessed it to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting 166668, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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Urgent appeal missing 12 and 15 year old missing Hartlepool

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Police are appealing for help to trace two brothers who have been reported as missing from home.

Tyla Keenan aged 12 and was last seen at an address in Hartlepool around lunchtime yesterday (Tuesday 11th September).

He is white with a slight tan and has brown eyes and short light brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a top of unknown description, navy blue trousers and green trainers.

His older brother Ethan Keenan, aged 15,

went missing from an address in Stockton at around lunchtime yesterday. He is five foot five inches, with a medium build, brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has seen the boys – who are probably together – or who knows where they are is asked to contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number.

Missing People

if you are reading this help and support, is available we will simply call or text 116000 for free confidential advice.

If you are yourself sat reading this and thinking of running away from home please be assured help and support is out there for you.

Simply call or text 116000 they will be able to help you free and confidential.

Anyone who is currently missing from home ‘Missing people’ are here to help you whenever you are ready; they can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass

a message for you and help you to be safe.

Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential.

Missing People

They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

116000 They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

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Urgent appeal missing 12 and 15 year old missing Hartlepool

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Police are appealing for help to trace two brothers who have been reported as missing from home.

Tyla Keenan aged 12 and was last seen at an address in Hartlepool around lunchtime yesterday (Tuesday 11th September).

He is white with a slight tan and has brown eyes and short light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a top of unknown description, navy blue trousers and green trainers.

His older brother Ethan Keenan, aged 15, went missing from an address in Stockton at around lunchtime yesterday. He is five foot five inches, with a medium build, brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has seen the boys – who are probably together – or who knows where they are is asked to contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number.

Missing People

if you are reading this help and support, is available we will simply call or text 116000 for free confidential advice.

If you are yourself sat reading this and thinking of running away from home please be assured help and support is out there for you.

Simply call or text 116000 they will be able to help you free and confidential.

Anyone who is currently missing from home ‘Missing people’ are here to help you whenever you are ready; they can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass a message for you and help you to be safe.

Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential.

Missing People

They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

116000 They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

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