Zetland FM Local News - 20th May 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 20th May 2016.
Police have charged a third man with the murder of Lee Pettite.
The 22-year-old is the third person to be charged with the offence - the second in recent days. He will appear at Teesside Crown Court later this morning.
Yesterday, 21-year-old Luke Lovell, of Whale Hill in Eston, made his first appearance in court after being charged with murder on Wednesday evening.
He was remanded in custody and will appear at Teesside Crown Court later today.
In March 20 year-old Christopher Stubbs, appeared at Teesside Crown Court accused of murder and a firearms offence.
Police are continuing to investigate the death of 22-year-old Mr Pettite, who died in hospital after suffering serious chest injuries in an incident at Bankfields in Eston at the beginning of March.
A serious crash closed part of the A171 yesterday afternoon, causing long delays for commuters.
Police, the Fire Service, Paramedics and the Air Ambulance were scrambled to Fancy Bank near to the Fox and Hounds pub at Slapewath around 3.30pm after three cars had collided, two head on.
One person had to be cut out of a vehicle by Cleveland Fire Brigade, who sent appliances from Guisborough, Skelton and Redcar stations. The operation to free the casualty took around an hour and a further casualty was treated at the scene by Ambulance crews and also rushed to hospital.
It is believed that the two men are in a stable condition.
Police closed the A171 between the Waterfall Roundabout and Charltons for around 4 hours to investigate the crash, which caused travel delays of well over an hour on diversions through the Skelton, Boosbeck and Margrove Park areas, where most traffic was at a standstill.
A major Teesside commuter route is set to be shut once again over the weekend.
Drivers will benefit from an improved road surface once work to resurface the eastbound A174 in Middlesbrough is complete.
Contractors for Highways England are resurfacing just over 1.5 miles of the A174 from the B1365 Blue Bell to the A172 Stokesley Road.
Work started on 3rd May and is being carried out overnight, weekdays between 8pm and 6am, but a full closure will be required from 8pm tonight until 6am on Monday morning.
A clearly signed diversion route is in place via the B1365 Hemlington Lane, Stainton Way, and the A172 to rejoin the A174.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of the month, depending on the weather.
Work will then start on the westbound carriageway on Tuesday 31 May.