The death of a man who jumped onto train tracks has been ruled as suicide;

A plan to bring one of Europe's first electric vehicle battery plants of its kind to our area could create more than 1,000 jobs;

...and Police are reminding residents to ensure that their windows and doors remain secure after recent reports of burglaries where the window has been used to gain entry.

 

The death of a man who jumped onto train tracks has been ruled as suicide.

An inquest has heard that 48-year-old John Paul Mitchell went onto a railway line in Middlesbrough in an attempt to take his own life.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, known locally as the 'white bridge', in Berwick Hills, on July 13, last year, but Mr Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was identified by fingerprints and a post-mortem was carried out which found the Teessider suffered multiple fatal injuries to the head, face and neck.

This incident was investigated by the British Transport Police.

 

A plan to bring one of Europe's first electric vehicle battery plants of its kind to our area could create more than 1,000 jobs.

Tees Valley Lithium facility is set to meet up to 30% of the continent's Lithium Hydroxide demand by 2030.

The major plant at Wilton could create 500 jobs during construction and a further 500 when up and running.

Wilton owner Sembcorp Energy UK signed an exclusivity agreement with Alkemy Capital Investments plc in February.

Demand for Lithium Hydroxide, which is used in car batteries, is expected to soar by 600% in the next decade.

 

Police are reminding residents to ensure that their windows and doors remain secure after recent reports of burglaries where the window has been used to gain entry.

In the last two weeks, there have been six reports of burglaries in the Eston, Teesville and Normanby areas whereby suspects have been able to gain entry to a property using an open or insecure window.

Most recently, on Tuesday 12th April on Guilford Court in Normanby, a burglary was reported where items were stolen including a watch, perfume and two mobile phones.

Officers are conducting enquiries into these incidents, however, would like to remind residents that simply ensuring that doors and windows are locked could help prevent them from becoming a victim of crime.


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