A man has today been charged following an armed robbery at a McDonald's store in Hartlepool.
Cleveland Police responded to reports on an ongoing armed robbery at 12.38am within McDonald’s on Marina Way in Hartlepool
Police arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the incident who has now been charged.
The 36-year-old has been charged with robbery, possession of an imitation firearm and possession of an imitation firearm with the intent to cause fear of violence.
The Jeremy Kyle show has today been taken off air and suspended indefinitely following the death of a guest on the show.
Sadly one week after a guest filmed with Jeremy Kyle they sadly died.
ITV has released a statement confirming that they will not be screening the episode which the guest took part in and they'd launched a review in relation to the episode.
“Everyone at ITV and The Jeremy Kyle Show is shocked and saddened at the news of the death of a participant in the show a week after the recording of the episode they featured in and our thoughts are with their family and friends," a spokesperson said.
“ITV will not screen the episode in which they featured.
“Given the seriousness of this event, ITV has also decided to suspend both filming and broadcasting of The Jeremy Kyle Show with immediate effect in order to give it time to conduct a review of this episode of the show.”
The Jeremy Kyle Show, which first aired in July 2005, is filmed at MediaCityUK in Salford.
The show is known for its direct and feisty discussions as guests discuss personal conflicts and relationship problems in front of the studio audience.
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The alleged serial rapist Joseph McCann was forced to appear before a court after he refused to attend a hearing on Wednesday.
Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot authorised the use of force to ensure he was brought before the court to a room in Belmarsh Prison where there was a video link to the courtroom.
McCann aged 34 was due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday but had refused and would not come up from his cells.
McCann was arrested in a place called Congleton within Cheshire in the early hours of Monday, he had been wanted by police for two weeks after he is alleged to have abducted a woman in her 20s in Watford in the early hours of Sunday April 21st before raping her in a residential property
He has been charged with the rape and kidnap of the victim and has been further charged with two more kidnappings and four counts of rape, one count of false imprisonment, two counts of causing a female to engage in sexual activity and one count of assaulting a female by penetration in London between April 24th and April 27th.
These charges relate to two women in their 20s who were snatched off the street in Chingford and Edgware before being raped in a car.
Police officers from Scotland Yard's Homicide and Major Crime Command are continuing to investigate and a file remains with the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to suspected further offences.
Due to the seriousness of these offences and the risk McCann poses to the public he has been remanded in Prison until his next court appearance.