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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 28th May 2016.



Police are appealing for information after a man died whilst visiting Middlesbrough Police Station.

At 9.30pm on Wednesday, 50-year-old Laurence French entered Middlesbrough Police Station. However whilst he was speaking to staff he became seriously ill and collapsed on the floor.

Despite the efforts of staff, police officers and ambulance staff, he was pronounced dead a short time later at James Cook University Hospital.

The police believe that Mr French may have been burgled at his home address in Alwent Road, Middlesbrough, prior to attending the police office.  Officers are investigating the circumstances leading to his death and whether his death is linked to the burglary. Mr French is believed to have been vulnerable and may have been targeted due to his vulnerability. 

Three males aged 39, 40 and 42 were arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder and aggravated burglary. A fourth man, aged 66, was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

A number of house searches took place in the Middlesbrough area yesterday morning in connection with the incident. 

Police are appealing to anyone who knew Mr French to contact them and to anyone who was in the area of Alwent Road on Wednesday evening, or anyone who may have seen or spoken to him that day, to get in touch.

Officers are also urging anyone who knows anything about a potential burglary at his home or those who may be responsible to contact them on the non-emergency number 101, or alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


Detectives have now concluded their investigations on farmland at Yearby where human remains were discovered on Wednesday.

The family of Eston man Paul Kerrison, who has been missing for almost two years, were informed following the discovery in a farmer’s field at Thrushwood Farm near Yearby.

31-year-old Mr Kerrison was last seen in New Marske at around 7.15pm on October 25, 2014.

At the time, a police carried out a large search of farmland between New Marske and Eston, but no significant discoveries were made.

In a statement issued last week, Cleveland Police said that they were keeping Paul's family updated.


Friends of Redcar's 'Kick Off The Summer' event gets underway in Redcar today.

The three-day event is taking place across the Bank Holiday weekend on the Esplanade and at the Beacon in Redcar, and features sand sculptors, a beer festival, stalls, childrens rides, and live performances.

There will also be drummers, archery, and Zumba on the beach.

Zetland FM will be also be broadcasting live from the event.

Carl Quartermain, the chairman of Friends of Redcar, is encouraging as many people as possible to bring the family and to come along and support the event, which is hoped to become an annual fixture on the local calendar.

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