The body of a 73-year-old local man was found in woodland in Thornton Village, on the outskirts of Middlesbrough at 6.20pm yesterday (Monday December 10). Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

MAN INJURED: A man was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg after a car collided with him in Stockton yesterday (Monday December 10). The incident occurred at around 7pm at the junction of Oxbridge Lane and Yarm Lane and involved a red VW Golf. The road was closed for more than an hour. Any witnesses should call PC Mark Pearson on 101 quoting incident number V221367.