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Killer clowns popping up On Teesside and Northumbria

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Northumbria police have responded to a reports from concerned members of the public that killer clowns are popping up in Newcastle.

Yesterday Northumbria Police arrested a member of the public dressed as a killer clown who was in possession of a knife who was jumping out and scaring people as they walked past.

They have also been reported to have been spotted in Stockton and Middlesbrough Cleveland Police have not yet commented.

Northumbria Police have confirmed police officers have been on high visibility patrol across the region tonight to reassure the public in light of incidents involving people dressing up as clowns.

Police say they know that people have concerns about the incidents and we have already said that any behaviour that causes alarm and distress is not welcome in our local communities.

Police have also warned those using social media saying “This also applies to social media where we have been made aware of some messages on both Facebook and Instagram in which individuals have threatened to turn up at different locations dressed as clowns.”

Northumbria police are fully aware of these posts and our high visibility patrols will be continuing over the coming days to reassure concerned members of the public.

Police still do not believe there to be any risk to any members of the public but we will always take this type of incident seriously.

Yesterday police warned a 13 year old boy who was dressed as a clown attempting to scare passer-bys.

Officers took a knife off hime while he was in police custody.

The youngster was questioned overnight and was released from custody and given a warning about his behaviour.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Grant Urquhart said: “Carrying out these type of pranks may seem harmless but they can be very upsetting to the people they are targeting.

“We are taking this seriously and I hope that anyone planning on copying this behaviour should know that we will arrest you and you will spend a night in custody.

“We have made it very clear to the teenager arrested this behaviour is unacceptable.

“Officers will continue on their regular patrols in the coming days and weeks which will include being visible in the areas where these incidents have taken place.

“We would also like to encourage parents to know where your children are and what they are up to and keep an eye on any unusual behaviour.

“There have been some concerns raised to us about online posts about similar incidents but we do believe these are American-based and don’t believe there to be a risk to our communities.”

Anyone with any concerns should not hesitate to contact police on 101 and rest assured we will take appropriate action against anyone involving themselves in these types of incidents.

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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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