High visibility patrols are continuing in the Hemlington area alongside neighbourhood safety colleagues from Middlesbrough Council after violent disorder took place in the early hours of Sunday, 26 November.
Disorder broke out after officers responded to a report of a fire around 2:40am in the Cass House Road/Earls Court Road area, when a police vehicle was then damaged and officers were pelted with bricks and bottles.
An officer suffered a serious hand injury and facial injuries and he was taken to hospital. He will now undergo surgery to his hand.
Seven people have been arrested and bailed in connection with the enquiries.
Officers and colleagues from the neighbourhood safety team continue to have a presence in the area to reassure members of the local community.
Chief Inspector Nigel Burnell from Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We will continue to have a high visibility presence in Hemlington over the coming days as we reassure our communities that this type of behaviour is not acceptable and won’t be tolerated.
“Not only have some residents been left fearful as a result of what happened, but we also have an officer who suffered a serious hand injury requiring surgery and facial injuries.
“Seven people have been arrested and bailed whilst and our enquiries are continuing.”
Anyone with information or anyone with concerns is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.