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Police have arrested a seventh man in connection with the alleged murder of 27-year-old Steven John Willis in Normanby on Monday;

The official report by the organisers of last year’s Festival of Thrift has shown the huge boost the event gives Redcar and the Tees Valley region;

...and drunken thieves attempting to flee from police had to abandon a tractor after realising it was too slow-moving to outrun a police car.

 

Police have arrested a seventh man in connection with the alleged murder of 27-year-old Steven John Willis in Normanby on Monday.

A 49-year-old man was arrested on Thursday evening on suspicion of assisting an offender and he currently remains in custody.

A 32-year-old man also arrested yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender has now been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Police have charged five men with murder and two counts of wounding with intent. All appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court on Thursday.

A 17-year-old man who was taken to hospital following the alleged incident has now been released following treatment.

A 44-year-old man remains in hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

The official report by the organisers of last year’s Festival of Thrift has shown the huge boost the event gives Redcar and the Tees Valley region.

Over 45,000 visitors visited the award-winning event last year, an increase of almost 30% on the previous year, and independent research showed that they spent on average £27 per head. 

This translates to a net economic impact of over £840K for the Redcar economy, supporting 14 full-time equivalent jobs.

The 2017 event also attracted more visitors from outside the region with 17% of groups surveyed having a visitor from outside the region, up 3% on 2016, and 7% staying overnight for two nights on average.

This year's Festival of Thrift takes place on 22 & 23 September and includes a new event in August and a special opening event on the Friday evening.

 

Drunken thieves attempting to flee from police had to abandon a tractor after realising it was too slow-moving to outrun a police car.

The criminals were spotted by police in east Cleveland who followed the tractor to the Coast Road at Redcar, where the two occupants ditched the slow-moving tractor and making off on foot.

Both were quickly arrested and detained by officers before being taken to sober up in the custody Office at Middlesbrough.


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