Zetland FM Local News - 5th May 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 5th May 2016.
Police are appealing for information following incidents in which two men, claiming to be police officers, targeted elderly victim's in their homes to steal cash.
The most recent incident occurred at 5:30pm on Monday, in the Aldergrove Drive area of Easterside in Middlesbrough.
Two men approached an 84-year-old woman's home, where they claimed to be police officers investigating money related offences and asked to check the victim's cash in her home for "authenticity". The two men then made off with a substantial amount of cash.
One of the men is described as being 45 to 50 years old, around 5 ' 4" tall, of big build and with short, dark hair. He was clean shaven, had a round face and was wearing a white shirt and black trousers.
The second male was wearing casual clothing.
A similar incident was reported yesterday morning at around 10am after an elderly man claimed people had approached his property in the Green Way area of Nunthorpe, also claiming to be police officers, although nothing was taken in the incident.
Police believe the incidents are connected.
Anyone with information regarding the suspects described or anyone with information regarding the incidents or any witnesses, are asked to contact DC Kevin Carter from Middlesbrough Volume Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The Redcar and Cleveland Foundation for Jobs Partnership is hosting its third meeting at Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart tomorrow.
The event is taking place tomorrow between 8:30am and 11:00am, with registration from 8am. A wide range of employers and representatives from all of the Redcar and Cleveland’s secondary schools and colleges will be in attendance.
The convention will be discussing a proposal for a new ‘young people’s entitlement’ to ensure that young people are ready to enter the world of work.
Students from Prior Pursglove College have raised awareness of the plight of thousands of young girls in third world countries who still have to walk for many hours a day to collect water for their families.
A group of both female and male students took part in a sponsored ‘Walk in her Shoes’ event for Care International, walking from the college through Guisborough High Street in high heeled purple shoes carrying buckets of water to represent the difficult and challenging walk many young people do to stay alive.
The aim of the event was to help students better appreciate the daily struggles of people in third world countries. Every day, girls all over the world are missing out on going to school because they have to walk for miles to collect water for their families - and this means that they never reach their potential in life.
The college has thanked staff and students who donated shoes for the event.