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Campaigners have reacted with shock and sadness after it was revealed that the Dorman Long tower could be demolished within 48 hours;

A dispersal order has been put in place in the Hemlington area after recent reports of antisocial behaviour and criminality in the area;

...and Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving two vehicles on the junction of the A174 and Stokesley Road in Middlesbrough.

 

Campaigners have reacted with shock and sadness after it was revealed that the Dorman Long tower could be demolished within 48 hours.

An appeal by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen saw the coal tower stripped of its Grade II status on Thursday.

An application was succesfully lodged last week with Heritage England to help safeguard the 1950s structure from impending demolition at the Teesworks site, and it was granted grade two listed status on Thursday.

However the Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and the South Tees Development Corporation asked for the listed status to be overturned and the new culture secretary Nadine Dorries agreed with the calls to de-list the structure yesterday.

It is understood that officials had planned to bring the tower down in the early hours of tomorrow morning..

However uncertainty now surrounds when the demolition of the tower will take place.

 

A dispersal order has been put in place in the Hemlington area after recent reports of antisocial behaviour and criminality in the area.

On Cass House Road on Wednesday evening, fire brigade personnel were faced with a large group of people setting fires and then throwing items such as bottles and stones at the fire crews attending.

Police vehicles were also targeted with a window smashed in one vehicle and a tyre slashed on another.

Now, a dispersal order which began yesterday evening will allow officers to move on groups of people from the area for a period of 48 hours, and if they return within that time they can be arrested.

The order is bound by the A174, B1365 and Stainton Way.

Regular patrols are taking place within the area.

 

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving two vehicles on the junction of the A174 and Stokesley Road in Middlesbrough.

The collision took place around 7.40pm on Friday 10th September, and involved a white Ford Focus and a white Mercedes.

It is not believed that there were any injuries and both vehicles were recovered.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who may have dash cam footage is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.


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