STOLEN BIKE: Police are appealing for help in tracing a bike which was stolen from outside Sainsbury’s in Middlesbrough on Sunday.

The grey diamond mountain bike was stolen from outside the Wilson Street store at about 2.20pm on Sunday. The thief was believed to be a white male, of medium build, who was wearing a grey jacket.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the bike or the person believed to be responsible is asked to contact PC Neil Harrison on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

CORONER APPEAL: Relatives of Laurence Bell, 69, from Hume House, Queen’s Park in Stockton are being sought by the Teesside coroner.

Mr Bell was found dead on Wednesday, March 26 and there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Any relatives are asked to contact the Coroner’s Office on 01642-729350.