A teenager has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following two alleged incidents in Middlesbrough;

Police are appealing for information following the theft of cash at a supermarket in Southbank;

...and it's been revealed that a brand-new charity set up to help with the rescue and rehabilitation of seals around the Tees Estuary is to take over the former lifeboat station at South Gare.

 

A teenager has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following two alleged incidents in Middlesbrough.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been charged with criminal damage, possession of a firearm, and possession of a knife or blade in a public place.

It follows two incidents on Monday evening.

The first, on Brereton Road, allegedly saw an accelerant thrown at a property and a firearm discharged towards an address.

Cleveland Police is linking this with another reported incident on Westminster Road, where a window had been smashed.

The teenager appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court yesterday.

 

Police are appealing for information following the theft of cash at a supermarket in Southbank.

At approximately 2pm on Monday 15 January a cash in transit worker attended M&S Simply Food at the Cleveland Retail Park on Skippers Lane, to make a delivery.

While in the process of transferring the money an unknown man, with his face covered, snatched two bags of cash from a trolley.

The man then fled the scene in the direction of Wallis Road, before dropping one of them which was recovered by the driver.

A pedal bike believed to belong to the offender was located at the scene and recovered by police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.

 

It's been revealed that a brand-new charity set up to help with the rescue and rehabilitation of seals around the Tees Estuary is to take over the former lifeboat station at South Gare.

The lease agreed with PD Ports, and which is set at a token £100 a year, will see the unused lifeboat building repurposed to create the Teesmouth Seal Rescue and Coastal Conservation Centre - the first dedicated welfare and rehabilitation facility for seals and coastal conservation in the Tees region.

The return of harbour seals to the Tees in the 1980s was hailed as a great environmental success story after they became extinct there through the worst years of river pollution.

Today, the population, monitored by the Industry and Nature Conservation Association, is almost 200 strong with 36 pups being born in 2022.


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