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Police are investigating after a large number of cannabis plants were seized in Loftus;

A man and woman are in hospital after receiving serious burns in an incident in Middlesbrough;

...and a great-grandad from Redcar has completed a 100-mile swim marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

 

Police are investigating after a large number of cannabis plants were seized in Loftus.

Last Monday, a Guisborough Neighbourhood Officer discovered a large cannabis farm after receiving intelligence from a member of the public.

The farm was discovered on West Road in Loftus and over 500 plants were inside the building which are believed to have a street value of around £300,000.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace the person or people responsible.

Anyone with information on drugs activity in their local area is asked to contact police on 101 or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

A man and woman are in hospital after receiving serious burns in an incident in Middlesbrough.

Officers were called to a report of an incident on Acklam Road at twenty to one yesterday afternoon.

On arrival, they discovered a woman who had suffered life threatening burn injuries and she was taken to James Cook University Hospital and then transferred to the RVI Hospital in Newcastle.

A man had also suffered serious burn injuries which are not life threatening and he is being treated at James Cook University Hospital.

Enquiries are currently ongoing to determine the cause of the injuries.

 

A great-grandad from Redcar has completed a 100-mile swim marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Alan Frankland, who is 85, was given a guard of honour by the Redcar branch of the Royal British Legion as he reached his target yesterday at Redcar Leisure Centre.

Alan, who is 86 next month, embarked on his mission last November, swimming half a mile every weekday since last November, apart from an enforced break in March when he was suffering from a kidney infection.

The former fireman has raised around £2,000 for the Royal British Legion, of which he is Redcar branch president, and his colleagues and family members were at the poolside to give him a hero’s reception.

Alan has already declared that he would like to follow up his achievement in the pool by doing a parachute jump next year.


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