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A man has been charged following an alleged incident at the Springfield Hotel in Middlesbrough;

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, has called on politicians of all parties to join him in campaigning for fairer funding for the police

...and police are reminding members of the public who may be planning to buy vehicles such as motorcycles, mini motos and quad bikes as Christmas presents to check the laws before buying.

 

A man has been charged following an alleged incident at the Springfield Hotel in Middlesbrough.

The 21-year-old man from Nunthorpe, will appear at Teesside Magistrates Court on Wednesday 13th December charged with assaulting a police officer during the incident, which occurred on Monday evening.

A 50-year-old man has been released with no further action and another six people have been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Police also recovered a sword, machete and a taser from an address which was searched in Middlesbrough as a result of the alleged incident.

Enquiries remain ongoing.

 

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, has called on politicians of all parties to join him in campaigning for fairer funding for the police.  

In a letter to Cleveland’s six MPs, Mr Coppinger outlined how Government funding to Cleveland Police has been cut by £39m – or 36% - in real terms over the past seven years.

This has resulted in the loss of 450 police officers and 50 PCSOs.

With Government indicating a standstill settlement for next year, Cleveland Police effectively faces a further cut due to inflation and other rising costs.

Now Mr Coppinger says if the situation remains unchanged the force will have to find a further £2.5m-£3m in savings, the equivalent of 60 police officer reductions each year.

 

Police are reminding members of the public who may be planning to buy vehicles such as motorcycles, mini motos and quad bikes as Christmas presents to check the laws before buying. 

These vehicles, which also include electric scooters, Go Ped’s and Segways, are classed as mechanically propelled vehicles and as such are subject to road traffic laws. 

On a public road all riders or drivers must hold a suitable licence, insurance, tax, registration plate and may also need a valid MOT.

Public roads include a highway, any road that the public has access to, public footpaths, bridleways and a number of car parks.

Vehicles like these can be used on private land, but only with permission from the landowner.

Police have warned people to be aware that their vehicles could be seized if they do not abide by the law.


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