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Three bailed after street death
Ron Sharples
Mr Sharples was described as a "lovely family man"
Three teenagers arrested over the death of a Teesside man early on New Year's Day have been released on bail.

Ron Sharples, 52, was found unconscious in the street after an altercation with a group of youths in Marske. He had been looking for the family pet dog.

The father-of-two, from Charwood Close, died from severe head injuries as a result of an assault.

Two 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old, all local youths, were later arrested and released pending further inquiries.

They have been bailed to return to Kirkleatham Police Station in eight week's time.

A further local man, arrested shortly after the incident, was also released on bail.

Mr Sharples had been taken to Middlesbrough's James Cook Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

It was revealed the ambulance called for by police to help him, had been diverted by a call which turned out to be a hoax.

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