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Cleveland Police are warning people to being careful what they say on social media after a rise in cyber harassment offences;

South Bank and North Ormesby walk-in centres are set to close in a few weeks;

...and dog lovers are being invited to scatter the ashes of Scamp - the dog that found buried alive in Kirkleatham Woods with a nail through his head.

Cleveland Police are warning people to be careful what they say on social media after a rise in cyber harassment offences.

In 2016 police recorded one thousand two hundred and sixty eight Malicious Communications offences, more than double the number in 2015.

While this covers everything from texting to emailing, there has been a rise in the number of cases where Facebook has been used.

To try and combat this, police are carrying out internet safety sessions in all local primary and secondary schools.

The sessions will cover internet bullying, internet grooming and the consequences of sending inappropriate photos online.

 

South Bank and North Ormesby walk-in centres are set to close in a few weeks.

Instead a new service will come into place which includes four centres with new longer-extended hours.

Eston Grange and Resolution Health Centre will close on the first of April.

Instead, patients are advised to call 111.

And anyone wanting to see a doctor out-of-hours should call their GP surgery to make an appointment at an extended hours centre.

These will be based at Redcar Primary Care Hospital, East Cleveland Hospital in Brotton, North Ormesby Health Village and the One Life Centre in Linthorpe.

 

Dog lovers are being invited to scatter the ashes of Scamp - the dog that found buried alive in Kirkleatham Woods with a nail through his head.

Animal charity Save Our Strays have made an agreement with the RSPCA to scatter his ashes on Marske beach.

He was found in the woods last October after walkers heard a whimpering noise.

Two men from Redcar were jailed for four months after admitting to the cruelty.

Michael Heathcock pleaded guilty to hammering the nail into Scamp's head while Richard Finch admitted to assisting.

Anyone who wants to attend is asked to gather on the beach below The Stray Café on the 31st of March at half past six in the evening.


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