24-year-old arrested over serious assault on man, 62, in his Middlesbrough home

Arrest made

Arrest made

First published in News Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy News Editor

A 62-year-old man was taken to hospital after he suffered injuries to his jaw and head during a serious attack in his home in Weastell Street, Middlesbrough, at 6.30pm last night (Friday, May 16).

He was taken to the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, for treatment.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested and is being interviewed by police.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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9:12am Sun 18 May 14

Ron Carter-Bonsteel says...

I do hope this poor man recovers from his wounds but his mental wounds might take a lot longer to heal. We read on a daily basis that crime and anti-social behaviour is going down. Government and Police forces figures which we all know is further from the truth. How many times have we read that offenders have been able to escape prison sentences time and time again and they repeat offences go on well over fifty or more times how many victims will suffer at the hands of these toe-rags? Instead of building more prisons they are closing them and our jails are near enough full to bursting the do-gooders in Society make excuses for these low-life's they have a drug addiction or alcohol or a bad life but many people in Society have had a bad life but do not go round beating vulnerable people in their homes like this poor gent was and many others we read about on a daily basis. There is more funding out there for offenders and very little or nothing for the victim's and I can speak first hand on this subject being let down time and time again by agencies for well over a decade when police and government say that crime is going down just count how many are in your local newspapers murders,rapes,assaul
ts etc and these are the ones that are reported in the papers everyone in their communities know how bad it is on some estates but are just too afraid to speak out or just shut the curtains and this is how society is today.
I do hope this poor man recovers and he gets the help and support he deserves.
I do hope this poor man recovers from his wounds but his mental wounds might take a lot longer to heal. We read on a daily basis that crime and anti-social behaviour is going down. Government and Police forces figures which we all know is further from the truth. How many times have we read that offenders have been able to escape prison sentences time and time again and they repeat offences go on well over fifty or more times how many victims will suffer at the hands of these toe-rags? Instead of building more prisons they are closing them and our jails are near enough full to bursting the do-gooders in Society make excuses for these low-life's they have a drug addiction or alcohol or a bad life but many people in Society have had a bad life but do not go round beating vulnerable people in their homes like this poor gent was and many others we read about on a daily basis. There is more funding out there for offenders and very little or nothing for the victim's and I can speak first hand on this subject being let down time and time again by agencies for well over a decade when police and government say that crime is going down just count how many are in your local newspapers murders,rapes,assaul ts etc and these are the ones that are reported in the papers everyone in their communities know how bad it is on some estates but are just too afraid to speak out or just shut the curtains and this is how society is today. I do hope this poor man recovers and he gets the help and support he deserves. Ron Carter-Bonsteel
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