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A man found lying on a road in Grangetown with stab injuries is fighting for his life in hospital;

Police are warning of a bogus caller who claimed to be a fire fighter in order to gain access to a woman’s home in Redcar;

...and a pioneering project by Redcar and Cleveland charity EVA Women’s Aid to help local people on a low income become more active and healthier has won National Lottery funding from Sport England.

 

A man found lying on a road in Grangetown with stab injuries is fighting for his life in hospital.

The 46-year-old man was discovered on the ground of Tawney Road, near to its junction with Barmouth Grove, yesterday morning and had suffered stab injuries to his legs.

Ambulance crews arrived and he was taken to the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, where he is described as being in a life-threatening state.

Detectives believe the attacker is known to the victim and investigations are under way.

Anyone who has any information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Police are warning of a bogus caller who claimed to be a fire fighter in order to gain access to a woman’s home in Redcar.

The incident happened on Wykeham Close in Redcar on Saturday 24th November when a man attended a property and told the victim that the Fire Brigade were conducting smoke alarm checks in the area.

The woman let him into the home and upon gaining entry, he told her that he had been released from prison the previous day and produced a pair of gloves from a bag, asking for £25 for them.

The man refused to leave the address and behaved aggressively. He remained at the property for around an hour before leaving after he was given £10.

The suspect is described as approximately 35-years-old, of big build, tall with dark hair that was receding at the front and back.

Officers would remind members of the public that if an unexpected caller comes to their door, to ask for identification and if unsure, to call the organisation that the person purports to be from to be sure that they are genuine.

 

A pioneering project by Redcar and Cleveland charity EVA Women’s Aid to help local people on a low income become more active and healthier has won National Lottery funding from Sport England.

The charity, which supports victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence, has been awarded £36,200 funding as part of Sport England’s strategy to improve people’s health and mental wellbeing through sport and activity.

EVA will use the funding to deliver a range of events focussing on low and medium impact physical activity, with a view to helping women see the benefits of being active, both physically and mentally.


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