Three thousand tablets which could pose a "risk to health" have been unearthed during a police raid in Redcar;

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman suffered serious injuries in a collision in Eston;

...and a teenage boy has been left with a puncture wound after an alleged attack in Middlesbrough.

 

Three thousand tablets which could pose a "risk to health" have been unearthed during a police raid in Redcar.

Cleveland Police officers searched an address on Eggleston Road yesterday morning and found the stash of Zopiclone tablets, which are believed to have been imported from overseas.

Officers say the drug, which is a type of sleeping pill, could include ingredients which pose a health risk to anyone taking them.

Two men, aged 48 and 58, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class C drug and questioned by detectives.

 

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman suffered serious injuries in a collision in Eston.

The collision involved the female pedestrian and a black Volkswagen vehicle, and happened on Guisborough Court at around 4.15 on Monday afternoon.

The 74-year-old woman was taken to James Cook University Hospital with serious head injuries, where she remains whilst receiving treatment. 

The 37-year-old male driver of the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs. 

He was taken into police custody. 

 

A teenage boy has been left with a puncture wound after an alleged attack in Middlesbrough.

The 14-year-old boy was in the vicinity of Kenmore Road and Roworth Road when an individual approached and reportedly punched him, causing him to fall to the ground.

Cleveland Police say the man continued to strike him and also reportedly using a hammer.

The victim was taken to the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, with mild bruising to his face and a puncture wound behind his left ear, and was treated and later released.

Cleveland Police are now hunting for a man who it believes may be able to assist detectives with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Middlesbrough CID on the non-emergency number 101.


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