Zetland FM Local News - 18th Mar 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 18th March 2016
Police are appealing for information after a woman and her dog were attacked by another dog walker in Redcar.
The incident happened at around 8am on Tuesday on Larkswood Road, Redcar.
A woman was walking her dog along Larkswood Road when a man who was walking a Jack Russell puppy approached her. The woman’s dog lunged towards the puppy and he picked up the puppy. The woman apologised profusely before the man walked away.
He then caught up with the woman and began to repeatedly kick her dog. When the woman stood in front of her dog to try to protect it, the man grabbed the woman’s arm and began kicking her to the legs.
The attack was stopped when a passing cyclist shouted at the male to stop.
The suspect then walked off towards Aldi car park. He is described as aged around 50 years old, heavily set, wearing a black beanie hat, grey jogging bottoms and a navy padded shirt with red and white lines running through it.
The victim was left very distressed by the incident.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or any witnesses are asked to contact PC Rachel Morgan on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Further CCTV footage is being released by police of another man that officers wish to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery at Devine’s Newsagents on Clynes Road in Grangetown.
The attempted robbery happened at around 6:20am on Saturday 20th February when a man entered the premises armed with a knife and demanded money from a female member of staff before leaving empty-handed.
Police would like to speak to the man in the footage as it is believed that he may be able to assist with their enquiries.
It is believed that the person responsible is described as white, around 5 ft 7” tall, of slim build, aged in his late teens and wearing a blue hooded top with the hood pulled over his face and light coloured tracksuit bottoms.
You can view the CCTV footage on the Zetland FM Facebook page.
Runners and swimmers of all abilities are being invited to make their way to Redcar and Cleveland and raise money for Sport Relief by clocking up the miles.
The biggest event is the Sport Relief Mile taking place this Sunday, March 20, with Kirkleatham Woods playing host to runners looking to complete one mile, three miles or even six miles while raising money for the charity.
If running isn’t to everyone’s taste, people looking to do their bit in other ways can take to the water and compete in the Sport Relief Swimathon at swimming pools across the borough. Keen swimmers can hit the pool at any time between from today until this Sunday, March 20.
For more information on both events, go to: sportrelief.com and search for ‘Redcar and Cleveland’