Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Case Studies

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All too often we hear stories of people dissatisfied with the service they receive from the police.

There are many others who praise officers from the Cleveland Force for their swift and efficient action. Among them:

Dennis and Christine Lane, of Coulby Newham.

The couple were victims of an attempted distraction burglary in July this year.

Dennis says: "I had just gone out when a girl came to the door, my wife answered.

"My grown-up daughter was inside and heard a noise from the kitchen. When she went to look there was a man trying to get in the back door."

She fought to keep the door shut and the man fled.

Dennis, 70, says it was a very traumatic experience.

"I felt sympathy for my wife and daughter because I wasn't there.

"Fortunately we are strong enough characters to get over it. It is a shocking thing."

He says the service they got from the police was fantastic.

"They came immediately. The officer was very sympathetic and efficient. …

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