Police officers, staff and volunteers working for Cleveland Police are extremely saddened to hear of the sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today, Thursday 8th September.
On hearing of the passing of Her Majesty, Chief Constable Mark Webster said: “The Queen has been a faithful and steadfast leader during her long reign and people looked to her as a beacon of strength and guidance during challenging and uncertain times.
“As servants of the Crown, it is a poignant moment for the policing family to hear of her passing and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with The Royal Family during this time. Our flags will be flown at half-mast to mark the national period of mourning.
“We are all saddened by the death of Her Majesty and our teams will be supporting local people and communities to connect in the days and weeks ahead to mark this moment in history.”