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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 28th March 2016



Police have formally confirmed the identity of two Redcar murder victims after identification took place at the weekend by the two women’s families.

The women were 46-year-old Lynne Freeman who lived at Mapleton Crescent in Redcar and 30-year-old Jodie Betteridge of Byland Close in Redcar.

34-year-old Alan Craig Bennett of Lingholme in Redcar appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Saturday charged with two counts of murder in relation to the deaths of the two women in Redcar last Wednesday.

He was remanded in custody until 29th March to appear at Teesside Crown Court.

Flowers have continued to be laid outside the homes of the two women over the weekend, and fresh tributes have also been made.

Officers from Cleveland Police have been distributing leaflets to households in the area in a bid to reassure local residents.

Enquiries into the murders are ongoing.


Strong winds across Redcar and Cleveland have meant it's been a blustery bank holiday so far in our area.

Blue skies and sunshine on Good Friday saw the crowds heading into Redcar and Saltburn, however there were reports of queuing traffic on many routes into both towns.

There were also long queues of eastbound traffic on the A171 Guisborough bypass as people headed for Whitby and Scarborough.

Visitors to Kirkleatham Owl Centre have been treated to the debut appearance of their latest addition, Milo the Yellow Mongoose, who is only 6 weeks old.

He was born to parents Mario and Mabeline, earlier this year, and has been handreared by centre volunteers after his mother was unable to care for him.

Little Milo is just starting to venture outside and starting to mix with the rest of the mongooses and meerkat at the centre.


There was good news for Redcar Athletic at the weekend, despite a shaky start to their game on Saturday.

Redcar's match against Spennymoor Town Reserves was played in near gale force winds, and Athletic found themselves a goal down at half time.

However, with the wind behind them in the second half, Redcar knocked in five goals without reply from Spennymoor, meaning a comfortable victory for the local team.

The final score Redcar Athletic 5, Spennymoor Town Reserves 1.

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