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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 23rd June 2016.



Police are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man was assaulted in The Normanby Pub on Normanby Road in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred on Friday 10th June between 10-10.30pm when the victim was approached by an unknown man in the men’s toilets of the pub and was punched, kicked to the ground and stamped on.

As a result of the incident, the victim was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he received treatment for a broken jaw, broken cheekbone and broken eye socket.

It is believed the attacker has dark hair, is in his mid-20s and he was wearing a white long sleeved top at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Bonnie Dowson on the 101 non-emergency number.  Information can also be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Travel Agents across our area are once again helping to spread a crime prevention message.

Many unsuspecting members of the public don't realise that if you advertise your holiday on social media, then you are inviting burglars to break-in. 

A social media survey conducted by Cleveland Police last summer found that 58% of 100 people questioned had posted status updates or photographs of themselves out of their house. 59% of people also said that they did not know everyone who had access to their profile.

Alarmingly, 38% of those that were surveyed said that they had been a victim of burglary, however, 18% of these said they would still be likely or highly likely to post on social media about when they are out of the house. 59% also said that they did not personally know everyone with access to their profiles. 

Branches of Dawson & Sanderson, Thomas Cook and Thomson across Cleveland are getting involved in distributing crime prevention postcards to their customers to raise awareness of the dangers of posting on social media when they are going away on holiday. 


A 100th birthday celebration was the highlight of National Care Home Open Day, which saw Redcar and Cleveland's Mayor attend events at five different care homes last Friday.

A country-wide initiative, the Open Days create links between care homes and local communities through fun activities and events and the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Cllr Barry Hunt, took part in celebrations across the borough.

Visits to care homes in Eston, Saltburn and Redcar were capped by a visit to St Germain’s Grange Activity and Well-being service in Marske and a visit to birthday girl Ethel ‘Billy’ Davidson.

Mrs Davidson, who actually celebrated the milestone on Saturday, has lived in Marske since 1955 and visits St Germain’s Grange four days a week.

Born in Middlesbrough, she worked in a wine merchants and Binns during the 1940s in addition to working in an ambulance transporting prisoners of war to Stewarts Park throughout World War Two.

For her birthday, a telegram from Her Majesty the Queen was accompanied by flowers from the Mayor and Mayoress – Olwyn Peters – an experience Ethel said she loved.

For anyone looking to emulate Ethel’s centenary, her secrets are: eating chicken, fruit & veg, not smoking and dancing until you’re 94!

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