A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 15th April:

Police are again repeating warnings to drivers on the regions major routes, following a spate of incidents over the last few months where items were thrown at vehicles from bridges on the A174 Parkway.

This time, it's happened on the A66 near to Cargo Fleet Roundabout and a lorry driver narrowly missed being seriously injured after a brick was thrown through his windscreen by a group of eight youths.

The incident around 7.50pm on Tuesday evening shattered the windscreen of the lorry, but luckily the driver managed to stop before it jack-knifed or crashed. The youths responsible, made off towards the South Bank area - one was described as wearing a black and fluorescent green jacket.

Acting Inspector Dave Smith, from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said that his officers are carrying out a number of enquiries in order to identify those involved in this extremely dangerous and irresponsible behaviour.

If you witnessed the incident on Tuesday night on the A66, or have any information, call the Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously.

A poster campaign in schools highlighting the dangers of throwing missiles at moving vehicles has already begun.


Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses after nearly 200 plywood sheets were stolen from a company on the Skippers Lane Industrial Estate.

The theft occurred on Easter Monday, the 28th March and it's believed a white transit van was used to steal the items from Albaden on Queensway, who also have a base at Teesport.

The plywood sheets are quite unique and measure 2440 by 1200 millimetres. Anyone seeing or being offered the sheets for sale, is asked to contact PC Lauren Somerville on 101.


A major Conference dedicated to improving the safety of patients through collaborative working has been hosted by Teesside University.

The successful event which was organised by the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria together with Health Education England in the North East. 

It saw more than 200 healthcare professionals from across the region hear from a range of speakers reflecting on ‘Improving Patient Safety Through Collaborative Working’.

Keynote speaker was Jim Mackey, the Chief Executive of NHS Improvement, with other contributions from Professor Ged Byrne, Director of Education and Quality at Health Education England and Dr Seamus O’Neill, the Chief Executive Officer of the Allied Health Science Network for the North East and Cumbria.

In his keynote address, Jim Mackey set the scene for the conference by reflecting on the patient safety challenges facing professionals across the sector. The conference also showcased a variety of successful collaborative projects from across the region sharing good practice. 

Delegates were involved in lectures, interactive workshops and poster presentations from clinicians, students and academic staff.

Linda Nelson, Assistant Dean for the School of Health & Social Care, said Teesside University was delighted to host the event and welcome so many people. Patient safety and collaborative working is a core component embedded in both undergraduate and postgraduate education there.


Over at the Zetland FM Facebook page is video footage of a man Police would like to talk to following the theft of a garden bench from a house on Holmbeck Road in North Skelton - just search for Zetland FM and Like the page.


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