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A court has heard how a pensioner who was crossing the road when he was hit by a van which was doing up to 50mph in a 30mph zone, has been left with 'catastrophic' injuries;

Police are appealing for information after a man in his 60s was robbed in Grangetown;

...and three juveniles have been charged with alleged offences following four arrests in the Hemlington area on Tuesday.

 

A court has heard how a pensioner who was crossing the road when he was hit by a van which was doing up to 50mph in a 30mph zone, has been left with 'catastrophic' injuries.

The 79-year-old man was using a pedestrian crossing on West Road in Loftus on January 30th this year, when the van hit him - catapulting him onto the bonnet, where he was carried for, ''some distance' until the van stopped and he was thrown off.

Teesside Crown Court heard how the driver of the van, 34-year-old pizza delivery driver Carl Maughan was using his Vauxhall Combo van despite the fact that it had failed it's MOT and wasn't fit to be on the road when he hit the pensioner

The victim suffered bleeding to the brain and abdomen as well as multiple fractures to his ribs, shoulder and to both legs in the incident.

Mr Maughan was jailed for 27 months and disqualified from driving for three years.

He will have to pass an extended driving test before he is allowed back on the roads.

 

Police are appealing for information after a man in his 60s was robbed in Grangetown.

The incident happened at around 7.55pm on Sunday at an area known locally as 'The Rec' in Grangetown.

The man was walking in the direction of South Bank when he was approached by a group of around eight males, some riding pedal bikes.

One of the males was carrying a weapon described as a knife.

He demanded the man's Tissot watch and wallet.

The group made off from the scene in the direction of Church Lane, opposite the Church Lane and Monmouth Road junction.

The males were described as being aged between 13 and 17.

The male reported as carrying the weapon was around 5ft 8" tall.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the watch, or anyone with dashcam footage from the location is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.

 

Three juveniles have been charged with alleged offences following four arrests in the Hemlington area on Tuesday.

A 16-year-old girl has been charged with two counts of assault on an emergency worker, criminal damage and public order.

A 16-year-old boy was charged with a public order offence, whilst a 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted criminal damage, theft and attempted theft.

They will all appear at Teesside Magistrates Court in the coming weeks.

A 13-year-old boy arrested yesterday, has been released under investigation in connection with a public order offence and enquiries are ongoing.

Yesterday morning police made a further arrest. A 13-year-old boy has been released on bail pending further enquiries after being arrested on suspicion of two counts of affray and public order.

Enquiries are ongoing.


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