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Five people have been arrested after officers from Middlesbrough’s Neighbourhood Policing Team targeted three properties in North Ormesby;

Cleveland firefighters are to be fitted with body cameras in a pilot scheme to stem the rising number of violent attacks;

...and Northern Rail has released details of amended timetables ahead of planned RMT strike action tomorrow.

 

Five people have been arrested after officers from Middlesbrough’s Neighbourhood Policing Team targeted three properties in North Ormesby. 

A number of warrants were executed early yesterday morning in a day of action which saw two properties raided in Macbean Street and one in Edward Street. 

The operation focused on disrupting suspected drug dealing but also discovered potential weapons and a suspected stolen motorbike. 

Anyone with information on drugs in our area is asked to call police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Cleveland firefighters are to be fitted with body cameras in a pilot scheme to stem the rising number of violent attacks.

Latest figures show a 60% increase in incidents with more than 100 reported in the last three years.

Assorted missiles and weapons directed at firefighters include knives, metal bars, stones, laser pens, large planks of wood, beer cans and catapults firing bolts and ball bearings.

Damage to appliances has resulted in smashed windscreens, broken mirrors, scratched paintwork and there have been reports of attempted theft of equipment as well as people deliberately twisting or standing on hose reels to stop the flow of water.

On several occasions crews under attack, fearing for their own safety, have been forced to withdraw from tackling a fire.

It is hoped that introducing body cameras will be a good way of gathering evidence and could potentially assist with putting people before the courts and securing convictions.

 

Northern Rail has released details of amended timetables ahead of planned RMT strike action tomorrow.

The strike action, together with some cancellations on Sunday, will see Northern running reduced timetables across the weekend.

On Saturday Northern expects to run around 30% of services with customers advised to plan carefully if they intend to travel on the rail network.

On Sunday there will be planned cancellations on a small minority of routes, primarily in the north west, and again customers should check up to the last minute before travelling.

Rail travellers are advised to take time to plan their journeys carefully, allow extra time for travel and regularly check for service updates on the Northern Rail website.


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