A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 18th April:

"We are going to say farewell to my Angel" - those were the emotional words from Vanessa Prest, the mother of Lee Pettite, the 22 year old man who last month was believed to have been shot after suffering significant chest injuries in an attack on Woodcock Close at Bankfields in Eston. 

Despite a blood transfusion at the scene where he staggered to on Oakley Walk, he later died in hospital.

Hundreds of friends and family gathered at the weekend to say a final farewell with balloons and lanterns filling the sky as the ashes of alleged murder victim Lee were scattered and emotional tributes were paid.

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder were released on bail pending further enquiries, whilst a 20-year-old male from South Bank, was charged with his murder and a firearms offence.


Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a crash in Marske on Saturday afternoon, with one woman trapped in a vehicle.

Two cars collided on Redcar Rd near to the railway bridge around 3pm and the road was closed for around an hour, as Fire and Ambulance crews rescued the female and tended to the other casualties, all of which weren't believed to be seriously injured.


The Independent candidate for the upcoming election of Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Police has released his campaign statement.

Sultan Alam was a former Officer with the Force, before retiring in 2009. He said: "With indepth knowledge of the Police service and Criminal Justice system, I have what it takes to lead change in Cleveland Police, announcing his campaign of ‘Better Policing for a safer Cleveland.'

The three other candidates up for election are: Barry Coppinger, Labour: Steve Matthews, UKIP and Matthew Vickers, Conservative.

Details and statements of all the candidates involved in the May 5th Election can be viewed by going to www.choosemypcc.org.uk


Over at the Zetland FM Facebook page, some great drone footage of the Seafront at Redcar and our home, The Beacon - captured by The Aerial Aspect based in Marske.

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