Police have stepped up patrols in a neighbourhood at the centre of a large disturbance over the weekend. 

Cleveland Police said residents in and around the Birchington Avenue area of Grangetown will continue to see increased police patrols following disorder on Sunday evening (May 12).

A 28-year-old man has been charged with violent disorder and he was to attend Teesside Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday, May 14).

Two other men (aged 18 and 31) who were arrested in connection with Sunday’s events have been interviewed and bailed with conditions while enquiries continue.

Officers were called out after reports of a disturbance involving a large group of people, with a car seen ablaze at one point.

To further reassure the community neighbourhood officers have been visiting households, speaking with occupants, and distributing leaflets with advice and a reminder how to contact police with any concerns or to report crime/ASB.

Cleveland Police also contacted Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council to tidy the area and improve the environment for residents.

Superintendent Emily Harrison said: “Cleveland Police neighbourhood officers are working with colleagues from our Matrix team and the new Redcar & Cleveland Proactive Team as well as the local authority.

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“I hope the increased police presence reassures residents that we take such incidents extremely seriously, that we will not tolerate crime, disorder or ASB and that we are here for the community.

“A dispersal order also remains in place for the area, and we will deal with anybody who breaches it.

“Police enquiries are on-going and I would urge anyone with any information to contact Cleveland Police via 101, online by visiting www.cleveland.police.uk "If you don’t want to speak to police you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or phone them on 0800 555 111.”