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A man accused of killing teenager Sonny Stephenson has sobbed in court as he pleaded guilty to manslaughter;

Police are investigating after a suspected case of arson in Guisborough at the weekend;

...and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have now confirmed that a waste disposal site at Dunsdale has now reopened.

 

A man accused of killing teenager Sonny Stephenson has sobbed in court as he pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

34 year old Matthew Buckworth, of Charlton’s Garth, Guisborough, was originally charged with the murder of the 17-year-old following his death on Sunday, August 27.

Yesterday morning at Teesside Crown Court, Buckworth entered a guilty plea to Sonny’s manslaughter.

It means that he will no longer stand trial for murder.

Buckworth also admitted attempted assault occasioning actual bodily harm in relation to a second victim, on the same date as the killing.

The judge adjourned sentencing until January 6, at 10am.

 

Police are investigating after a suspected case of arson in Guisborough at the weekend.

At around half past midnight on Saturday, police were called to a report of a pergola set alight at an address on Woodhouse Road.

Thankfully, no one in the address was hurt as a result of the fire, however, significant damage was caused to the rear of the house and fencing was destroyed. 

Officers are investigating the fire as arson and would ask anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident or anyone who may have information to contact Detective Constable Mick Jackson from Redcar and Cleveland Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

 

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have now confirmed that a waste disposal site at Dunsdale has now reopened.

The Dunsdale Household Recycling Centre had to close on Saturday due to ongoing issues with vehicles at the site.

However the the site is now open once again, and the council have thanked residents for their patience whilst the issues were sorted out.


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