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Fancy being a Police Officer? Cleveland Police announce recruitment

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Members of the public who want to make a difference in local communities are being asked if they could be a police officer, as Cleveland Police opens recruitment for police constables on 27th January.

A career as a constable is challenging but offers an excellent opportunity for
those who want to become an integral part of communities, protect the public and prevent and detect crime.

The Force will close the applications process after four weeks or after 400 applications have been received.

The Force will also be recruiting for special constables and will close recruitment when 200 applications have been received, or after four weeks.

A web chat will be hosted between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday 14th January where members of the public can ask questions about any elements of the recruitment process.

Two events will be held for prospective candidates at Teesside University Centuria Building on Tuesday 19th January between 6pm and 8pm and on Thursday 21st January between 10am and 12pm.

Those wishing to attend can sign up via Eventbrite, the link to which is available on the Cleveland Police website and on the Cleveland Police Facebook and Twitter pages.

Temporary Chief Constable, Iain Spittal, said: “We are delighted to be offering people the opportunity to apply for the position of police constable and special constable again this year. We re-started our recruitment campaign in May
2014 following a five-year freeze and since then we have recruited 47 Police Constables and 17 Special Constables as well as 16 transferees from other forces.

“A career in policing is challenging, however, it provides first class training and will present opportunities for progression into specialist policing roles. It is
an excellent opportunity. The ideal candidates will be individuals who are honest, hardworking, enthusiastic and truly committed to making a genuine difference for our communities.

“We are looking to recruit the best and if you believe you have what it takes to be part of our team then we would like to hear from you. The recruitment process includes the national Police Officer competency based application form, assessment centre for shortlisted candidates and a formal in force interview. Once this is completed candidates will progress to the recruitment
phase which includes fitness testing, medical, vetting, references and financial checks.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger said: “The process of becoming a police officer or a special constable is challenging and demanding but we are looking for individuals who can meet the national standard, deliver exceptional service and keep our communities safe. In
return we offer a rewarding career full of interesting and new experiences.”​

Applications can only be accepted by online submission.

Candidates are able to find the application form on the careers section of the Cleveland Police website from 11.30am on Wednesday 27th January. The
link is: https://www.cleveland.police.uk/careers/index.aspx

To log onto the recruitment web chat on Thursday 14th January please go to the Cleveland Police website at: https://www.cleveland.police.uk/get-involved/community-click.aspx
The links to the Eventbrite website to sign up for the events at Teesside University are available below.​

Tuesday 19th January, 6pm – 8pm: https://cprecruitmentevent1.eventbrite.co.uk

Thursday 21st January, 10am-12pm: https://cprecruitmentevent2.eventbrite.co.uk

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Woman arrested for driving stolen mobility scooter in reckless manner

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Police in Hartlepool came across an unusual incident while on a routine patrol of the town centre.

The Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police team managed to stop a stolen mobility scooter, now we aren’t too sure if a pursuit was given but if there was we are sure the footage would be unreal.

And we are fairly sure those cops responding to the incident won’t hear the end of this one back in the parade room for the next couple of years.

Anyways getting back to the story because this is, after all, a very serious incident, officers have described it as ‘one of the strangest jobs they’ve dealt with’.

Not only had the woman stole the mobility scooter she could not even drive it. Police Say she was spotted driving the Scooter in a reckless manner while under the influence of alcohol.

Cops managed to get their hands on her and lock her up but now they have the job of finding out whos scooter it is.

The cops admitted this was Perhaps one of the strangest jobs officers have dealt with in recent times.

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The Wesley Nightclub in Hartlepool is ablaze

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An area of Hartlepool town centre has been closed as flames rip through the former Wesley nightclub.

Police and Fire Fighters were quickly on the scene of the blaze at the former Wesley Nightclub and Chruch in Hartlepool.

The Grade II Listed Building has stood empty for a number of years and is a very iconic building within Hartlepool.

Credit: PoliceHour.co.uk

Trevor Sherwood Police Hour editor said “The flames are reaching 20ft in the air and a large number of fire appliances are on the scene loud explosions can be heard from inside the building”

“I arrived on scene just before the first fire appliance  got there, loud bangs could be heard from inside and the fire quickly took hold”

“It was over 30 minutes before Cleveland Fire could get a hose safely on the building as they needed an aerial platform”.

Hugh flames can be seen for several miles as firefighters tackle the blaze. It took Firefighters almost 30 minutes before they were able to get a hose onto the fire which seemed to be mainly on the roof of the building with flames up to 20ft.

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Firefighters have been called to a blaze at the former Wesley nightclub and church in Wesley Square, Hartlepool.

The Wesley Chruch opened n 1872 and became an iconic image within Hartlepool sadly the church closed in 1973 and later reopened as a nightclub in the early 2000s and then later a gym complex.

The business was closed and has been empty for over 10 years left to fall to bits with many people within Hartlepool hoping the building could be brought back to life.

Credit: PoliceHour.co.uk

Cleveland Fire Brigade was alerted to the fire just after 9pm and with a large number of fire appliances being sent the scene.

Cleveland Police assisted the fire brigade by enforcing a number of road closures on Victoria Road and Raby Road.

We have contacted Cleveland Fire Brigade for comment.

Members of the public are being warned to keep their windows shut as thick smoke is billowing across the centre of Hartlepool.

Cleveland Police have released a statement “Officers have been called to a report of a fire at an empty building known as the Wesley Nightclub on Victoria Road in Hartlepool on Saturday 9th December”

“Police are currently on scene with Cleveland Fire Brigade and it is believed no one is injured at this time.”

“Victoria Road and Wesley Square are currently closed and people are advised to avoid these areas until further notice.”

Anyone who may have witnessed what happened leading up to the fire is requested to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

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Urgent appeal Heman Mohammed Tahir wanted in connection with Rape of girl aged 16

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Detectives have released an image of the man they want to speak to in connection with a rape.

Police want to speak to him after a 16-year-old girl was raped in Hartlepool.

Cleveland Police now say they want to speak to 24-year-old Heman Mohammed Tahir is believed to have left the Cleveland area and travelled to London but his whereabouts are unknown.

The incident is reported to have happened overnight on Tuesday 26th September into Wednesday 27th September at The Windmill in Dalton Piercy, Hartlepool.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts or anyone who may have seen him is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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