5 years ago SICKENING images were shown to magistrates of a brutal dog fight held in a back street on Teesside. They were taken on a mobile phone and led to 20-year-old Redcar man Daniel Tate being caged for organising a vicious "training session", by setting his illegal pit bull terrier on a smaller dog.
10 years ago GUN-TOTING Yardie drug lords were feared to be moving to Teesside to peddle lethal crack cocaine. Cleveland Police vowed to halt West Indian organised crime groups coming into the region. The warning was revealed to Cleveland Police Authority by Chief Constable Barry Shaw.
25 years ago INTREPID youngsters had kicked off their own fundraising efforts for sports and leisure facilities on the Clarences estate. The estate's youth committee was in a bid to raise around PS1,500 for an artificial turf and floodlit pitch for the community centre.