Officers investigating the murder of a 60-year-old man in Ingleby Barwick are continuing to make enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
The incident happened shortly before 11.35pm on Friday 9 February 2024 on Myton Way at the junction with The Rings, when a white Citroen Berlingo van appears to have been intentionally driven towards a group of people on the footpath. The driver left the scene prior to the arrival of police and the van which we believe was used in the incident was abandoned nearby.
Cleveland Police urge anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information, and not yet spoken to police, to get in touch. In particular, officers are appealing for any sightings of the white van in the area at the time of the incident, to be reported to Cleveland Police. Anyone with any dashcam or doorbell footage is also urged to get in touch.
The scene at Myton Way has been stood down after officers examined the scene for several hours, however many lines of enquiry remain underway.
Two men, aged 29 and 66, both from Ingleby Barwick, have been arrested in connection with the incident. They both remain in custody at this time.
We are not yet in a position to name the man who sadly died. Our thoughts remain with the family of the man and specially trained officers are providing support to them.
To avoid speculation, there is nothing to suggest this is a terror related incident.
If you have any information, please contact Cleveland Police by dialling 101 and speak to the force control room, quoting reference number 024363.