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Tackling Violence

Here on Teesside the contours of inequality are laid bare by a long-term problem which has afflicted our communities for generations; the many ugly faces of violence. Using nationally recognised data, Cleveland’s violence rates are the second highest in the country and have been consistently high for generations. This is not a problem that IContinue reading “Tackling Violence”

‘The Red Lion’

If social media companies were pubs, they’d be closed for running a disorderly house. They need to do a great deal more to protect users from hate and bullying. Recent weeks have seen sports clubs use a 7-day social media boycott to highlight the abuse received by players which was again brought to light byContinue reading “‘The Red Lion’”


This week, we told people about the five new PCSOs that will be joining the Neighbourhood Policing Team at Redcar and Cleveland, which is part of the renewed plan that I launched to strengthen neighbourhood policing. Often, people online will respond to this news by telling us that they don’t see police officers walking alongContinue reading “Snapshot”

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