A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 21st June 2016.

Police are asking for the public's help after a motor scooter was stolen from a property in Redcar.

The black 125cc Sym VS scooter, was stolen from a garage at the rear of Newcomen Terrace in Redcar overnight on Saturday in to Sunday.

Entry was forced into the garage where the scooter was kept. The thieves also stole some smaller items from the garage including tools.

The scooter can be recognised from fibre glass repair damage to the right hand side of the bike and also a hole to the rear left side of the seat where it's owner had to force entry previously.

Anybody who has any information, please contact PC 1267 Mansell on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


MP's and members of the public in our area have been paying respects to MP Jo Cos who was tragically killed on Thursday.

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Tom Blenkinsop tweeted a photograph today of bunches of red and white carnations and red roses that have been left outside his constituency office in Guisborough.

Redcar MP Anna Turley, who became an MP last year at the same time as Mrs Cox, said she'd received some “wonderful messages” and letters following what she described as a “horrific act of cowardice and wickedness”.

A book of condolence has also been set up at the Civic Heart in Redcar for members of the public to pay their respects.

Jo, the Labour MP for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire, was killed outside the library in Birstall, near Leeds, on Thursday afternoon.


Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Middlesbrough Council are urging more women to attend their cervical screenings as Cervical Screening Awareness Week comes to an end.

A cervical screening, also known as a smear test is a free, simple, routine test available to all women aged 25-64, every three to five years.  

As part of the wider cancer awareness work being developed by the South Tees Tackling Cancer Together Group, information and advice on cervical screening was given to participants of the Park Run at Locke Park, in Redcar at the weekend. 

Runners, including New Marske Harriers, were happy to receive more information on the importance of attending for cervical screenings (smear tests), which save around 4,500 lives per year in England.

Cervical screening prevents 75% of cervical cancers from developing in the UK yet one in four women do not attend cervical screening when invited, normally due to fear or embarrassment or not understanding its importance.

For more information speak to your GP or visit www.screeningsaveslives.co.uk

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