Seven people have been arrested following what police describe as an incident of "violent disorder" in Middlesbrough, in the early hours of today (Sunday November 26).

Cleveland force officers responded to an outbreak of fire reported in the Hemlington area at 2.40am.

Upon arrival, in the vicinity of Earls Court Road, a police vehicle was damaged, and several officers were injured.

The Northern Echo: Car fires in Hemlington, Middlesbrough, in the early hours today (Sunday November 26)

One officer suffered a serious hand injury and facial injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

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Three other men and two women have also been arrested in connection with the incident.

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Both the Cleveland Fire Service and the North East Ambulance Service were also in attendance at the scene.

Uniformed police officers were conducting what were described as “reassurance patrols” in the area to put local people at ease today.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to speak to the officers in the area or they can pass information on to the force control room by dialling the 101 non-emergency number.