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Cleveland Police welcomes new recruits after a five year freeze

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Cleveland Police and Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger have welcomed twenty-three new student police officers – bringing a five year recruitment freeze to an end.

They have begun a comprehensive two year training programme from Kirkleatham police office, where they will spend the first five months learning the ropes.

The training programme is based upon the National Policing Curriculum. Areas of learning include ethics and values, crime and investigations, planned operations and emergency procedures, community engagement and crime prevention, forensics and evidence gathering, public protection and intelligence and counter terrorism.

As well as classroom learning, the students will complete e-learning packages and undertake case study and practical scenarios. Students will receive regular individual assessments so they can track their progress.

This is followed by a ten week period spent with an allocated tutor, applying the knowledge they have gained in the classroom, then the probationers will go out on independent patrols.

The trainee officers will spend the majority of their time on response duties, thereby gaining experience from attending a huge variety of incidents.

Acting Chief Constable Iain Spittal said: “We are delighted to welcome our new Constables to the Force; the majority of them are local people who were drawn to a career in policing to help their local communities.

“The policing environment has changed. There are demands from new crimes such as cyber and a drive to commit increased resources to identifying and responding to the most serious threat, risk and harm on our streets.

“The programme will enable the students to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and qualities to perform the role of Constable effectively and efficiently.

“They will receive the best quality training from highly experienced professionals who will ensure they are more than prepared to deal with the many different scenarios our officers face every day.

“They will find their probation period varied, interesting and challenging and I wish each and every one of them the best of luck.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger added: “This is great news for our communities that we have recruited new constables. The recruitment process is challenging, but allows for the best candidates to be given an opportunity to fulfil their dreams of becoming a police officer.

“They will all bring something unique to Cleveland Police – we gain the benefit of new faces, new ideas and new experiences to complement the excellent work already taking place across the Force.”

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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.

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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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