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Uninsured motorists in our area are being targeted in a police campaign this week;

Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery at a newsagents in Middlesbrough;

...and officers are warning parents about the consequences of buying their children the latest electric scooters for Christmas.

 

Uninsured motorists in our area are being targeted in a police campaign this week.

Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit has joined other police forces around the UK to help remove uninsured drivers from the roads and help protect road users.

Operation Drive Insured, which takes place all this week, will see officers out in force to stop uninsured drivers using the roads.

If you suspect that a person is driving without insurance, you can report them to Cleveland Police on 101.

 

Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery at a newsagents in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred on Sunday at around 4:30pm when three men entered Habib News on Ayresome Green Lane and threatened a woman in the shop with a weapon. They then stole a quantity of cash from the till and left the shop in the direction of Bell Street.

One of the men was wearing a grey jacket with the hood up, grey trousers, black boots and a black and white face mask. He is thought to be around 5 ft 9” tall.

A second man was wearing a light blue hooded top, red trousers/ jogging bottoms, dark shoes, one black glove on his right hand and he was carrying a black shoulder bag.

The third man was wearing all black with trousers which had white stripes on the outside of the legs and his top had a large white round emblem on the chest. This man was in possession of the weapon.

As a result of the robbery the woman in the shop was uninjured but is shaken from the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the men responsible is asked to contact DC Kate Brodie from Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Officers are warning parents about the consequences of buying their children the latest electric scooters for Christmas.

Some scooters can reach up to 40mph and are not permitted to be used on roads, cycle paths or pedestrian pavements, only on authorised/private land.

One boy aged 15 has recently been caught by officers riding a scooter at high speeds. He appeared in court in October and he has been given 6 points which will be added to his driver’s license when he is able to have one.


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