Police are reassuring residents on two streets in Teesside that have been subject to firearm incidents over the last three weeks.

Officers from Cleveland Police have said that they are offering reassurance patrols in Grangetown, as they continue to investigate two offences in the area.

The police force received reports of firearms discharged on Richmond Court on Easter Monday, April 1, and Wilton Way on April 6.

Following the two serious incidents, Cleveland Police have now said that alongside local neighbourhood teams, police have used a range of resources including the Matrix Team and drones to provide a highly visible presence to help reassure residents. 

The Northern Echo: Armed police making an arrest in Grangetown earlier this monthArmed police making an arrest in Grangetown earlier this month (Image: TERRY BLACKBURN)

Cleveland Police’s Local Policing Commander for Redcar and Cleveland, Superintendent Emily Harrison, has moved to reassure residents and has described the incidents as "targeted attacks".

She has also confirmed several arrests have been made in connection with the firearm offences.

Superintendent Harrison said: “Whilst the investigation into these incidents continues and we have so far made several arrests in connection with this, we know that local people may still be concerned by what’s happened and so we continue to provide a highly visible presence in the area to help reassure our local communities.

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“I stress again that these are believed to be targeted attacks, but understand the concerns of the local community in feeling safe when these incidents are occurring around them.”

In connection with several offences, a 21-year-old man from the Grangetown area appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court on Monday, April 15, charged with burglary, two thefts of motor vehicles and driving offences.

He has been remanded in custody until a further hearing on May 14.