A man has been taken to hospital following a gas explosion in Eston yesterday evening;

A man has been charged with murder following the discovery of a body in Middlesbrough;

...and Police have issued an appeal for information after a number of business in Redcar and Cleveland were targeted by thieves.

 

A man has been taken to hospital following a gas explosion in Eston yesterday evening.

At around 8.40 yesterday evening, emergency services were called to the Albert Road and Church Lane area of Eston after a gas explosion inside a house.

One person was taken to hospital by ambulance for what are not currently believed to be life threatening injuries to his arm.

The explosion was contained within the address however as a precaution and until a structural survey can take place around half a dozen properties nearby were evacuated, with all occupants safely accounted for.

Emergency services remain on scene and Cleveland Police have thanked anyone affected for their co-operation and patience.

 

A man has been charged with murder following the discovery of a body in Middlesbrough.

Detectives investigating an alleged incident in Laycock Street, Middlesbrough on Friday afternoon are now linking this with the discovery of a woman’s body at an address on Grimwood Avenue in the town that day.

The lady has now been formally identified as 50-year-old Glenna Siviter.

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in relation to the reported incident in Laycock Street.

He was further arrested on suspicion of Glenna’s murder and yesterday evening was charged with both offences.

He's been remanded to appear at Teesside Magistrates’ Court today.

A 45-year-old man was also arrested in connection with Glenna’s death, and he has been interviewed and bailed pending further enquiries.

 

Police have issued an appeal for information after a number of business in Redcar and Cleveland were targeted by thieves.

Police were contacted just before 2.40am on Sunday with a report of a ram raid on Guisborough Road in Nunthorpe.

It was reported a vehicle had driven into shutters at Godleys Cycles’ before becoming wedged.

At least four people are then believed to have left the scene on two quadbikes.

Officers conducted an area search but unfortunately they were unable to locate any suspects.

This incident follows a series of similar reports which police are investigating; they all involved commercial premises in the Redcar and Cleveland area being targeted by suspects on quad bikes:

On 29th October and on 12th December KFC on Roseberry Road in Redcar was targeted.

On 29th October In The Dog House in Marske was targeted.

And on Saturday, 16th December, an army surplus store on Skippers Lane was also affected.

Officers say that they are keeping an open mind as to any potential link between all the incidents.


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