Robbery Surrey Street Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for information regarding a robbery on Surry Street in Middlesbrough which took place at 6pm on Monday 28th October.

A woman in her 30’s was walking in Surrey Street from the direction of Parliament Road when she heard someone walking behind her and turned around. She saw a man described as white, around 5ft 10in tall, of average build wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood pulled up, a grey scarf covering his face leaving only his eyes visible, jogging bottoms and trainers.

The man demanded the woman’s bag - when she refused - he pushed her to the ground and produced a knife cutting the strap of the handbag.

He then snatched the handbag and walked back along Surrey Street onto Parliament Road. The bag contained personal items and a small amount of cash.

The female suffered minor bruising but did not require hospital treatment.

Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers annonymously on 0800 555 111.

Boy in Road Traffic Collision – Hartlepool

Police are trying to trace the driver of a dark coloured vehicle which was parked in the bus stop adjacent to a collision in Hartlepool yesterday as they may have witnessed the incident.

Officers were called to the junction of Stockton Road and Ashgrove Place in Hartlepool after a 9-year-old boy was in collision with a red Citroen Berlingo at 5.10pm.

The boy was taken to James Cook University Hospital with head injuries where he still remains in a poorly but stable condition.

Any witnesses are asked to contact PC Ian Robson from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101.

Four Arrestsed on Terrorism charges

Scotland Yard has arrested four people on suspicion of "failing to disclose information which might be of assistance in securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of a person involved in an act of terrorism".

Mischief Night keeps Cleveland Police busy

Cleveland Police over night have been kept busy with Mischief Night across the Cleveland force area.

Police officers dealt with reports of criminal damage and anti social behaviour.

Details that police officers and special constables attended included stones thrown at cars Aswell as the misuse of fireworks.

Police attended to serval reports of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in Brookfield, Acklam, Hemlington, Grove Hill and Fairfield.

Police officers uses dispersal orders to spilt up large groups of youths on Im Linthorpe and Park End.

Update: 9 year old boy struck by van

Police are appealing for information after a 9-year-old boy from Hartlepool was in a collision with a white Citroen van. Officers were called to the junction of Stockton Road and Ashgrove Place in Hartlepool at around 5:10pm today.

The boy was taken to James Cook University Hospital with head injuries where he remains in a poorly but stable condition.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to speak with Ian Robson from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101.

McCanns Hotel Report Speculation

The McCann family have told the press that new reports about a Portuguese man that the Portuguese police believed was a suspect is "pure speculation".

The speculation claims a 40 year old man had been sacked from the Ocean Club holiday complex in Praia de Luz.

The same complex the McCanns were at the time that their daughter vanished in may 3rd 2007. It was claimed he was seeking revenge, Portuguese daily Correio da Manha said.

It was further reported that he died following a tractor accident in 2009 but police have interviewed his widow as part of their new investigation, according to the newspaper.

Clarence Mitchell, spoke on behalf Kate and Gerry McCann, saying: "We are aware of reports in the Portuguese press.

"They are pure speculation and the McCanns are not going to give a running commentary on every new report."

Share: Child Killer on the Run

Police are hunting a child killer who is on the run from prison while serving two life sentences for kidnap and murder.

Alan John Giles, 56, fled from an "open" section of HMP Hewell, near Redditch, in Worcestershire, on Monday, West Mercia Police said.

Giles, originally from Oldbury in the West Midlands, was jailed in 1997 at Birmingham Crown Court for murdering 16-year-old Kevin Ricketts in 1995.

At the time of Giles' trial, the body of Kevin, a student from Quinton, near Birmingham, had not been found.

Detective Inspector John Cashion, of West Mercia Police, said: "We have a dedicated investigation team working expeditiously to locate and apprehend Giles, and to that end we are also liaising with our colleagues in West Midlands Police and in the Prison Service."

"We have information that gives us concern for his welfare and it is important that we trace him as soon as possible.

"It should be borne in mind that Giles was in an open part of the prison when he went missing.

"However, we would appeal to anyone who sees him not to approach him, but to contact police immediately on 999.

"Furthermore, we would urge anyone who may be helping him or sheltering him to contact us without delay."

Giles, who has had recent contact with family in the West Midlands, is described as white, 5ft 9in, and of proportionate build with short grey hair and blue eyes.

He has tattoos of an eagle on his back and a swallow, shark and flower on his left arm.

Woman in collision with Bus

A Renault Clio was tonight in a collision with the 57A Hartlepool to Durham Bus service on the A179 close to Hart Village tonight.

The incident caused rush hour tail backs for those travelling in and out of Hartlepool, Hartlepool police attended the scene and directed traffic.

Cleveland Police confirmed "there were no injuries to people on the bus, but an ambulance was sent for the driver of the car. The woman was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees complaining of back pain."

Child struck down by car in Hartlepool

It is believed that a young child has been struck by a car outside the co-op in Stockton Road in Hartlepool.

Teesside Incidents believes that the 5 year old boy was taken to hospital by road ambulance under a police escort.


Little Mix pull from TFM Soundworks gig

Little Mix have announced they will not be performing at the new TFM Soundworks Halloween Ball in Middlesbrough.

TFM Soundworks confirmed the news saying "

“Little Mix extend their apologies to their fans that bought tickets, especially those travelling to the area for the occasion.

"This decision was not made lightly but was out of their control.”

TFM Soundworks have offered all fans a full refund the the event going ahead without Little Mix the first 500 tickets will be free and thereafter £5.00 per person.