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Neighbourhood police officers in Redcar have made several arrests after a number of incidents in the town;

MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has written to the Chancellor ahead of the Budget next week to secure assurances that funding for the regeneration of the site remains a government priority;

...and Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has repeated his call for fairer funding for policing in Cleveland ahead of the Government’s budget announcement on Monday.

 

Neighbourhood police officers in Redcar have made several arrests after a number of incidents in the town.

Officers were patrolling Redcar Town Centre yesterday and responded quickly to locate an adult female on Station Road who was arrested on suspicion of theft.

Meanwhile officers recovered a vehicle in Dormanstown that had been stolen from Longbeck nurseries, PCSOs carried out enquires and looked at CCTV in relation to burglaries on Station Road and Herschall Street.

Overnight yesterday there were 3 reports of breaks to vehicles overnight. Posters are being distributed around the Coatham Ward to remind residents to empty their vehicles of any valuables when left unattended.

Anyone with information about crime, can contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has written to the Chancellor ahead of the Budget next week to secure assurances that funding for the regeneration of the site remains a government priority.

Three years have passed since the closure of the steelworks and, despite interest from more than 100 investors and a masterplan to create 20,000 jobs, a single job has yet to be created.

In her letter Anna seeks assurances from the Chancellor that the government are doing everything in their power to support the ongoing negotiations with the Thai banks, that the South Tees Development Corporation has adequate financial powers to deliver on the masterplan, and that the government will be making a funding commitment for the clean-up of the site.

 

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has repeated his call for fairer funding for policing in Cleveland ahead of the Government’s budget announcement on Monday.

Mr Coppinger has written to Cleveland’s six MPs to set out the reality of Cleveland Police’s operational and financial situation, following eight years of government cuts.

Despite having some of the highest levels of victim-based crimes per head of population, Cleveland Police has lost £39m – or 36% - in real terms from its government grant over the last seven years.

This has resulted in the loss of 500 police officers and 50 PCSOs since 2010, in the face of increasing demand from additional and complex crimes such as historical child sexual abuse and cybercrime.

The force currently records 163 crimes per day on average, with levels of violent crime increasing by 45% in the last 12 months.


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