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A local family has paid tribute to a 26-year-old man who sadly died after being involved in a collision on the A1085 Coast Road in Redcar in the early hours of Saturday morning;

Police are appealing for help from the public after a knifepoint robbery at a store in Middlesbrough;

...and scientists from around the world will be gathering at the Cleveland Potash Boulby mine over the next fortnight to develop technology and science for the exploration of the Moon and Mars.

 

A local family has paid tribute to a 26-year-old man who sadly died after being involved in a collision on the A1085 Coast Road in Redcar in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Liam Hibbins from the Skelton area was a pedestrian when he was involved in a collision with a Skoda Octavia near Oak Road at around 1.34am.

He was taken to James Cook University Hospital with severe injuries, but sadly died.

Liam leaves behind his parents, brother Jack and fiancée Beth.

His family have paid tribute to him, saying he was a loving son, fiancé and he loved his family.

Any witnesses who may have seen the incident or seen Liam or the vehicle involved prior to the collision are asked to contact police.

Officers would also ask that anyone with dash cam footage contacts them on 101.

 

Police are appealing for help from the public after a knifepoint robbery at a store in Middlesbrough.

The incident happened at around 9.25pm on Saturday at Longlands Stores on Longlands Road.

A man entered the store with a silver steak knife and when challenged by a female staff member he left the store empty handed and made his way up Ingleby Road and onto Roseberry Road.

The woman was left with a minor cut to the palm of her hand.

The suspect is described as a white male, aged in his fifties and wearing glasses, a black jacket with the hood pulled up, jeans and dark grey and black Adidas trainers.

He had a bald head and is believed to be around 5ft 6” tall.

He also wore light blue surgical gloves.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspect is asked to contact Detective Constable Matthew Speak from Middlesbrough Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Scientists from around the world will be gathering at the Cleveland Potash Boulby mine over the next fortnight to develop technology and science for the exploration of the Moon and Mars.

Researchers from across Europe, NASA and the SETI Institute in the United States, together with the Kalam Centre in India, will be taking part in the fifth session of the Mine Analogue Research project deep in the Boulby Mine, testing a wide range of equipment, including means of studying microbial life.

The event — which will also be attended by an astronaut with the European Space Agency — is being hosted at the mine’s Boulby Underground Laboratory, one of just a handful of facilities world-wide suitable for deep underground science projects.

Included in the programme will be the chance for schools and others to access live feeds from a kilometre underground, showing the planetary scientists at work, and learning about preparations for planetary exploration.


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