Police swarm Redcar and Grangetown streets in latest Mark Robinson murder probe push

Police carried out foot patrols this morning in Redcar and Grangetown as enquiries continue into the murder of Mark Robinson.

Officers knocked on doors and stopped people in the streets in a bid to uncover the circumstances surrounding the 40-year-old’s death.

Mr Robinson was the victim of a serious assault at a property in Station Road on July 28, 2020.

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He suffered a head injury and required lengthy hospital treatment and then full-time care, until he died on August 5, 2021.

Previously, three men were arrested and are under investigation in connection with the alleged murder.

Now officers are back patrolling the streets for answers.

Station Road residents told Teesside Live that police carried out door-to-door enquiries this morning – asking if they knew anything about the alleged murder.

One witness said: “They asked if I’d seen anything but I didn’t even know about it to be honest. Police asked if I’d heard anyone talking about it.”

Detective Superintendent Helen Barker said: “Today our officers will begin comprehensive house to house enquiries in and around Redcar and Grangetown.

“We are determined to establish the circumstances of this tragic incident and to get answers for his family. All our thoughts remain with them at this very difficult time.

“So I’m appealing again for anyone with any information which could help our enquiries to contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number quoting Operation Sleaford or Ref SE20-121859.”

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Mr Robinson was described as a ‘much-loved’ family member at the time of his death.

His loved ones said: “Mark was a much-loved son, brother and uncle and treasured by our whole family.

“We cannot describe how difficult the past year has been and we are all devastated by Mark’s death.”

The family is now receiving support from specially trained officers and three men were arrested and are under investigation in connection with Mark’s death.

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Teesside Live – Redcar and Cleveland