Appeal for Witnesses Following Two Serious Incidents in Stockton

Police were called to reports of two serious incidents this morning, Sunday 23rd December in Stockton where one man has sadly died and another man is seriously injured.

The first incident occurred at around 4:30am this morning, when officers were called to a report of an alleged serious assault on Yarm Road. As a result, a man has been taken to hospital where he is being treated for a fractured skull and other injuries to his body and he is in stable condition.

Shortly after at around 7:15am, officers were called to another incident on Westbourne Street where a man had suffered serious injuries to his body. He was taken to hospital where he was sadly pronounced deceased.

Two men have been arrested in connection with both of the incidents and they both remain in custody.

Detective Superintendent Warren Shepheard said: “We understand the levels of concern caused by incidents of this nature and increased patrols will remain in the area whilst enquiries continue. Please approach our officers with any concerns you may have and they will happily assist.”

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incidents or anyone with information to contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting event number 232633. Crimestoppers anonymously can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.