A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 22nd June 2016.



Police have issued a warning following reports of youths throwing stones at moving vehicles.

The incidents happened on Monday evening between 8:20pm and 9:20pm on the pedestrian footbridge whichs runs over the A19 between the Mandale interchange and the Tees flyover.

A black Vauxhall Vectra, a green Fiat 500, a white Vauxhall Corsa, and a HGV truck were all damaged as a result of the incidents but thankfully no one was injured.

As a result of the stone throwing, it is believed one of the objects thrown had flipped up and smashed into the window of a box van causing significant damage to the windscreen. Fortunately the driver was uninjured.

It is believed a group of youths are responsible for the incidents and officers have visited a nearby estate to speak with residents for them to advise youths on the dangers of stone throwing.

Anyone with information regarding the youths or anyone who witnessed the incidents is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Police are appealing for information after a blue Vauxhall Astra collided with an 18-year-old woman on Cargo Fleet lane in Middlesbrough, just past College Road heading towards the town centre.

The incident occurred last Thursday at 9:45pm.

The driver of the vehicle stopped for a short while after the collision and then left the scene in the direction of Middlesbrough town centre.

The driver of the vehicle is described as a white man, aged around 30-years-old, around 5 ft 10” tall, of large build with brown shoulder length greasy hair.

Police would like the driver of this vehicle to come forward as he may be able to assist with enquiries.

The woman was treated in hospital for several fractures to her right arm and bruises to her left side.

Anyone with information regarding the collision, the driver of the vehicle or anyone who witnessed it is asked to contact PC Andrew Overton from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the event number 107360.


A Paralympic athlete from Redcar will be leading the 2016 Team GB wheelchair basketball team in Rio.

Four-time Paralympian Terry Bywater, who already holds two bronze medals to his name, will lead the 2016 Paralympic wheelchair basketball team.

The team of 12 men will be also be lead by co-captain Simon Brown, who returns for his second Paralympics after first representing ParalympicsGB at Beijing in 2008, where the team won bronze.

Terry said that he was pleased to have been selected once again, and that the excitement and the pride at being able to compete at a Paralympics never wears off.

He said that he hopes that the British public will get behind the team just as they did during the games in London in 2012.

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