Cleveland Police

Tributes paid to stabbed Middlesbrough dad

The family and friends of a Middlesbrough man who died after being stabbed last week have paid tribute to him.

John Lewis, 32 died following an incident on Crescent Road in the town last Tuesday.

His partner, Keighley Waghorn, said words couldn't describe what he meant to his family and added: "We will never forget you".

A 28-year-old-man has been charged with Mr Lewis’ murder and court proceedings are ongoing.

John Lewis and family
Family handout

Cannabis and cash recovered in Hartlepool

Cannabis with an estimated street value of more than £500 and a large sum of cash have been recovered in Hartlepool.

Police stopped a grey Mercedes on Thursday evening on Blake Street in the town and found the cannabis and approximately £2,000 in cash.

Further cash and drugs paraphernalia were then recovered during a search of an address on Jones Road in the town.

Two men, aged 34 and 39, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs.

Both have been released under investigation pending further inquiries.

Shop assistant threatened with air pistol

A man has been arrested after a shop assistant was threatened with an air pistol during an attempted robbery in Dormanstown, Teesside.

It happened around 07:10 yesterday at the RSK Convenience Store on Staithes Road.

A 46-year-old woman suffered minor injuries after confronting the man but didn't need medical treatment.

The suspect fled empty handed along Staithes Road in the direction of Broadway East on a green bike.

A 37-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and is in custody.

Staithes Road

Five arrests in Stockton following disturbance outside of pub

Five men have been arrested in relation to an incident in Stockton which is reportedly linked to the funeral of a member of the Travelling community.

Tom Harker, 68, was killed in a five-vehicle crash on the A66 near Sadberge last month.

Tom Harker
Family Photo

Officers attended a disturbance outside the Queen Victoria Public House at around 13:15 this afternoon, with some outlets reporting that a car was attacked by men with machetes before the arrival of the cortege.

Police could not confirm what the men had been arrested on suspicion of.

Five men arrested after disturbance in Stockton

Five men have been arrested in connection with an incident on Yarm Road, Stockton.

Queen Victoria

Police say a disturbance took place outside the Queen Victoria Public House at 13:15.

Officers remain in the area.

We are asking Cleveland Police what the men have been held on suspicion of.

Dog theft on the rise but many returned to owners

BBC Look North

North East and Cumbria

There's been a big rise in the number of stolen dogs reported in parts of the North East.

Two of the region's police forces - Northumbria and Cleveland - say they're up 40% on last year.

Yet in neighbouring County Durham there's been a drop of 18%.

There was a big rise in the number of dogs eventually returned to their owners in the Cleveland force area but a drop in the Northumbria area.

Police issue advice after spate of car thefts

Anna Snowdon

BBC Local Live

Cleveland Police are issuing a warning after a spate of car thefts in the last 24 hours.

Ten vehicles in the Grangefield, Hartburn and Newtown areas of Stockton have been targeted, including some taxis.

Items including dash cams were stolen.

The force has issued the advice to prevent further thefts including not leaving things in vehicles, removing all signs of sat navs and removing the ignition key whenever you are not in the vehicle.