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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 13th January 2016.


Police are appealing for information after an 18-year-old male was assaulted in a black and yellow Hackney taxi on Thornfield Road in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred on Sunday at around 3.30am when the driver of the taxi stopped the vehicle and a verbal altercation took place before the victim was assaulted.

The victim suffered facial fractures and he was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he received treatment and was later released. 

The driver is described as Asian, around 5 ft 10” – 6 ft, of average build and in his mid-30s.

It is believed that another passing taxi driver may have intervened in this incident and police would like to speak with this driver as he may be able to assist with enquiries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact DC Neil Coverdale on the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


Police are warning home and business owners in Saltburn to be vigilant following a break-in to an outbuilding on Victoria Terrace in the town overnight on Saturday.

It is not known if anything of value was stolen.

Properties and outbuildings should be locked and secure in order to deter thieves, particularly during the dark winter months.

If anyone has any information in relation to this incident please contact police on 101.


Members of the public who want to make a difference in local communities are being asked if they could be a police officer, as Cleveland Police opens recruitment for police constables on 27th January. 

A career as a constable is challenging but offers an excellent opportunity for those who want to become an integral part of communities, protect the public and prevent and detect crime.  

The Force will close the applications process after four weeks or after 400 applications have been received. The Force will also be recruiting for special constables and will close recruitment when 200 applications have been received, or after four weeks.  

A web chat will be hosted between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday 14th January where members of the public can ask questions about any elements of the recruitment process.

Two events will be held for prospective candidates at Teesside University Centuria Building on Tuesday 19th January between 6pm and 8pm and on Thursday 21st January between 10am and 12pm. 

Details of how to sign up to these events is available on the Cleveland Police website and on the Cleveland Police Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Candidates will be able to find the application form on the careers section of the Cleveland Police website from 11.30am on Wednesday 27th January.


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