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The buildings of a former school in our area have been extensively damaged during a major fire yesterday evening;

A female pedestrian was taken to hospital after being hit by a car on Birchington Avenue in Grangetown;

...and a car has been stolen during a burglary in Saltburn.

 

The buildings of a former school in our area have been extensively damaged during a major fire yesterday evening.

Cleveland Fire Brigade were called at 7.15 yesterday evening to a report of a fire at the former Eston Park Academy on Burns Road in Eston.

Eight fire crews were at the scene and tackled the fire using three hose jets, breathing equipment and a hydraulic platform.

A command unit was also brought to the scene to co-ordinate the actions of the firefighters.

At the peak of the fire police advised local residents to stay indoors and to close doors and windows.

However many local residents took to the surrounding streets to watch the fire.

Many of them were former Eston Park pupils.

 

A female pedestrian was taken to hospital after being hit by a car on Birchington Avenue in Grangetown.

Emergency services were called to the scene, close to the Whale Hill Social Club at around 4pm on Tuesday.

The woman was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with a head injury.

The road was closed in both directions for about an hour while police dealt with the incident.

 

A car has been stolen during a burglary in Saltburn.

In the early hours of yesterday morning someone gained entry property on Johnston Avenue in the town whilst the property was occupied.

The thief removed a set of car keys and stole their car.

Police recovered the vehicle yesterday and police community support officers have been conducting door to door enquiries yesterday, should you have any further information to give in connection with this crime please ring 101.

Police are advising residents to check that they have locked their doors before going to bed, and to contact police if they spot anyone acting suspiciously.


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