Man arrested after two women killed in separate attacks
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering two women in separate attacks.
Cleveland Police received a report that a woman had been seriously injured at an address in Mapleton Crescent, Redcar, at 8.45pm on Wednesday evening.
Just seven minutes later, at 8.52pm, a second report was received from a member of the public reporting that a woman was being violently assaulted in Byland Close.
Police said both women died after suffering serious injuries.
A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder a short time after the incidents. He is currently in police custody.
Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.