PROBE OVER: Police have concluded their investigation into an alleged sex attack of a young woman on Loftus Bank, east Cleveland, on Friday, December 7 and there is no further action to be taken.

RELATIVES PLEA: The bereavement team at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, are appealing for relatives of William Mathieson to come forward. The 79-year-old from Middlesbrough died at the hospital on December 8. If you are a relative or can help call the team from Monday to Friday on 01642-835638.

POLICE INVESTIGATION: Cleveland Police are investigating the theft of a handbag containing a five-figure sum from the Thistle Hotel, Middlesbrough, on Monday, December 10. The bag, which contained a substantial amount of Euros, was taken from the reception area of the hotel.

ANIMAL RESCUE: Saltburn Animal Rescue Association will be holding a collection in Middlesbrough town centre on Thursday, December 20. All donations will go to the Foxrush Farm Sanctuary and Re-homing Centre, in Redcar.

RETIRED MEN: The Cleveland Retired Men’s Association meets on Wednesday, December 19 for their Christmas social at the Red Barns Hotel, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar. Coffee will be served at 9.45am and the talk will start at 10.30am. New members welcome. For more details call 01642-472793.