Two men have been arrested after a man was allegedly bundled into a van in Middlesbrough.

An alleged burglar has been hospitalised after allegedly being bitten by a police dog.

...and plans to give a row of seaside properties in Redcar a colourful makeover in a bid to boost tourism have been scrapped.

 

Two men have been arrested after a man was allegedly bundled into a van in Middlesbrough.

The incident - which is being described by police as "suspicious" - took place at around 4.25pm on Thursday on Fordyce Road in Hemlington.

It is believed that a man was pushed into the vehicle by an unknown number of other men.

Cleveland Police have confirmed that the man is now safe and well.

Two men - aged 19 and 33 - have been arrested in connection with the incident, and are both currently in police custody.

Anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage which may be able to help with police enquiries is asked to contact officers on the non-emergency number 101.

 

An alleged burglar has been hospitalised after allegedly being bitten by a police dog.

Officers were called to a report of an ongoing burglary at Ormesby Club on Ormesby High Street at around twenty past three yesterday morning.

When officers attended the scene, a man was seen jumping a fence and made off from officers on foot.

A short time later, a police dog was deployed and a man was detained by the dog.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and was taken to James Cook University Hospital with a bite wound to his lower leg.

The man remains in hospital at this time, whilst receiving treatment.

Cleveland Police say that a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct due to the injury to the man.

 

Plans to give a row of seaside properties in Redcar a colourful makeover in a bid to boost tourism have been scrapped.

The paint job, which had been compared to the multi-coloured houses in the children's TV show 'Balamory', was earmarked for 14 properties on Newcomen Terrace, however not all home owners agreed.

Redcar and Cleveland Council had planned to spend £250,000 of Government Town Deal funding on the project, which was inspired by the CBeebies show of the same name.

However, a spokeswoman said the planned had now been axed and the money would be spent on regenerating the town's high street.

Plans for Redcar High Street include building a cultural and leisure attraction with tenpin bowling, mini golf, laser tag and a library.

However, plans for footpath resurfacing and new lighting on Station Road have been dropped due to the cost of materials and labour.


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