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Senior police officers have condemned disorder which occurred after Saturday’s Middlesbrough vs Sheffield United game;

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been in action over the weekend in the search for a missing man;

...and it was a good weekend for the local football teams in our area.

 

Senior police officers have condemned disorder which occurred after Saturday’s Middlesbrough vs Sheffield United game.

Police say that violence in football is completely unacceptable.

Children as young as ten were injured in the disorder, which began just before the final whistle in the stadium, following a pitch invasion by some away fans.

The violence continued outside the ground in the coach car park, where in excess of 200 people were embroiled in the fighting.

A police officer was injured and taken to hospital.

Five people were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences and taken into police custody.

The number of arrests is expected to increase as the investigation unfolds.

Anyone with information, or who may have any images that may help police with their investigations are asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.

 

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been in action over the weekend in the search for a missing man.

The team were called out to assist in the search for the missing 47 year old man from Great Broughton.

On Saturday the team carried out a daylight sweep of the moorland areas and some of the forestry in the Hasty Bank area above Great Broughton.

The search was concluded during the afternoon when one of the search parties found the body of a man.

Sixteen team members were involved in the search along with a search dog from Swaledale Team.

 

It was a good weekend for the local football teams in our area.

Redcar Town won a hard fought opening game of the brand new North Riding Football League Premier Division against last season's Teesside League champions Boro Rangers.

Clark Reader scored the game's only goal on 18 minutes.

Town had further chances to increase their lead but good goalkeeping kept the lead to 1-0 at half time.

Rangers upped their game in the second half and Town had to battle hard to stay in front but managed to close the game out to win the new league's early encounter.

It was also a good afternoon across town, in heavy rain, for Redcar Newmarket who hit five at Nunthorpe Athletic.

Jamie Graham's hat-trick, Michael Towse's goal and Andy Tullock's late strike made sure of the victory.

The rampant visitors notched three times in four minutes in a frenetic last ten, which also saw Jack Bennett score for the hosts.

Elsewhere, it was an eight-goal thriller at Guisborough United who shared the points with visitors St Marys 1947.

The Middlesbrough outfit notched through Ben Cotts' brace and further strikes from Ryan Mackey and Paul Vaughan.

Paul Jack had got Guisborough back into the game, followed by two Liam Cooper goals either side of half time. Niall Crawley netted a late fourth for Guisborough.


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