Zetland FM Local News - 14th May 2022
A woman is due to appear at crown court for a further hearing over the murder of a two-year-old boy in Guisborough;
Police say that a firearm may have been involved in an incident that saw officers called to a street in Hemlington;
...and arrests have been made following a day of action in Hemlington yesterday.
A woman is due to appear at crown court for a further hearing over the murder of a two-year-old boy in Guisborough.
39-year-old Carol Hodgson appeared at Teesside Crown Court in Middlesbrough via video link for a plea hearing yesterday afternoon.
The court appearance follows the death of toddler Daniel James Hodgson Green following an incident at Upper Garth Gardens in Guisborough in February.
Emergency services were called to the street, and the boy was taken to hospital but sadly died.
Ms Hodgson, of Upper Garth Gardens, was arrested and then charged with his murder.
No formal pleas to the charge of murder were entered at yesterday's hearing, and the case was adjourned until June 13.
Police say that a firearm may have been involved in an incident that saw officers called to a street in Hemlington.
A heavy presence of police vehicles was visible on Myton Walk in Hemlington in the early hours of Thursday, after reports of suspicious activity elsewhere in Middlesbrough the night before.
A number of police cars and a van were still at the scene at around 5.30pm.
Cleveland Police has now confirmed that a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm, possession of criminal property and possession of a class B drug.
He was interviewed and released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Arrests have been made following a day of action in Hemlington yesterday.
A drugs warrant was carried out at a property on Ellis Gardens, whereby a quantity of suspected cannabis was recovered and a 19-year-old man was arrested.
He remains in police custody at this time.
Further warrants were carried out in search of wanted suspects who had failed to appear in court and a 40-year-old man was arrested.
Officers carried out the action in the area alongside partner agencies as part of Operation Fortress, which aims to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour specifically in the Hemlington area.