Police have confirmed they attended an incident following a ‘disturbance’ in a North East town.

Cleveland Police have confirmed they attended a disturbance involving a large group of people in Grangetown, Middlesbrough last night.

They urged the public to avoid the area last night while emergency services dealt with the incident.

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: “Officers are currently dealing with an ongoing incident in Grangetown following reports of a disturbance involving a large group of people.

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“Members of the public are urged to avoid the Birchington Avenue area whilst emergency services deal with the incident.”

Superintendent Emily Harrison said: "Following disorder in the Birchington Avenue area of Grangetown yesterday evening (12 May 2024), there will be increased patrols by Cleveland Police neighbourhood officers, Matrix and proactive teams.  

"We are working hard with partner organisations to ensure there is no further disorder. One male is already in custody in relation to the offences and others are being sought.

"A dispersal order is in place for the area from 12noon on 13 May 2024 for 48 hours. 

"At this time we would like to reassure our communities and partners that this incident is being taken seriously and offenders will be brought to justice.  Our communities deserve to be able to enjoy peace and quiet in their homes and should not have to endure this unacceptable and criminal behaviour.

Anybody with any information can contact Cleveland Police via 101, online by visiting www.cleveland.police.uk or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

The Northern Echo have also contacted Cleveland Fire Brigade for more information on the incident.