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Appeal after woman hurt.

A woman suffered serious injuries after she was involved in a violent incident in Billingham.

The woman, in her 30s, was found outside a town centre bar, saying she had been kicked.

She sustained serious injuries and was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees.

The woman at first declined treatment but was later re-admitted and underwent surgery.

She is "comfortable" today .

Police say the woman was in the Kiss bar, in The Causeway, prior to the incident during the early hours of Saturday, May 22.

Anyone with any information is asked to telephone PC Matthew Simpson on 01642 302210.

Charity trek

A FORMER war-time evacuee travelled through Teesside yesterday on a mammoth 2,000-mile charity journey. Dicky Blood, 74, was a Second World War evacuee and is now an author who is raising money for the children's charity Barnardo's by walking and cycling the length of Britain. Dressed as an evacuee, carrying a gas mask and haversack, he is taking in many of the towns and cities, such as Middlesbrough, that child evacuees were sent from. Dicky said: "It's been a real pleasure coming hear and meeting people and talking about my experiences. Being an evacuee is of great interest to many people, young and old."

Hit-and-run plea

A MAN suffered serious leg injuries in a hit-and-run accident in Billingham. The victim was in Central Avenue, Old Billingham, when he was struck by the vehicle - possibly a dark-coloured 4x4 at about 11.45pm on Sunday . Cleveland Police say the driver failed to stop after knocking the man down. The man, in his 30s, is still in hospital receiving treatment for his injuries. His condition is "satisfactory" today. Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident and say the area was very busy at the time. Anyone with any information is asked to ring Acting Detective Sergeant Mark Bowes on 01642 302240.

Bus fire tackled

FIRE crews were called to put out a blaze in the engine compartment of an Arriva bus on the A179 near Hart Village at about noon yesterday. Eight passengers got off the bus safely. Engineers were called to probe the cause of the fire.

Up for sale

A CLOTHES sale will be held at Stokesley Town Hall on the High Street tomorrow. The event will take place from 10am to 4pm and admission is free.

Lucky numbers

THE SUN: Jackpot numbers: 38 67 76 6 29 18 60 87 82 30 5 57 85 70 12 33 26 74 69 31 21 44 42 63 62 10 50 83 13 53 47 1 78 66 17 59 8 89 48 24 49 45 80 90 36 25 72 58 55 68 19 54 4 9 40. Full house numbers: 75 79 27 81 86 56 22 35 61 77.

DAILY MIRROR: game 22, day three: 6 52 79 87 49 75 37 15 46 28 31 86.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jun 2, 2004
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