A drugs house which attracted so much violence and trouble that it needed its own ‘bouncer' managing the door has been shut down. A closure order has been served on Oliver Street in Linthorpe village following partnership work between Middlesbrough Council, Cleveland Police and residents to gather evidence of disorder.
"If you're a Boro lad, you support the Boro and grow up on a council estate - to win Citizen of the Year of your home town? To me there's nothing better in the world..." These are the words of Tony Wedlake, the Middlesbrough man who has helped raise nearly half a million pounds for good causes in the area who has been named the town's Citizen of the Year.
Two next door drugs dens have been shut down with the occupants booted out after a successful Middlesbrough Council operation. The authority successfully took separate cases to court where it was heard there had been complaints relating to criminal behaviour at the neighbouring addresses on Tennyson Street in the town centre.
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