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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 29th June 2016.



A 64-year-old man had to be rushed to hospital yesterday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest while swimming.

The man was in the swimming pool at Redcar's Leisure and Community Heart shortly after 8.30 yesterday morning when he became unwell and went into cardiac arrest.

He was rescued by lifeguards who performed CPR on him until an ambulance arrived. 

The Great North Air Ambulance also attended and the swimmer was treated by its on-board doctor. 

The man was then placed into an induced coma and taken to James Cook University Hospital by road ambulance, where his condition was described as stable.


A Redcar builder who cheated residents out of more than £30,000 has been sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for two years, and fined £6,000 after pleading guilty to a number offences at Teesside Crown Court.

Ian Malcolm Hadden, trading as Hadden Loft Conversions and Joinery, pleaded guilty to making misleading and false statements in relation to building work and mismanaging his business whilst in financial difficulties.

The 47-year-old, also advertised his services in contravention of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 - by claiming to be a member of the Trust-a-Trader and Check-a-Trader websites - when he had in fact been removed as a member due to bad feedback and customer complaints.

The investigation, led by the National Trading Standards Scambuster Team North East on behalf of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, identified six victims that had been targeted by Mr Hadden.

His victims lost between £10,000 and £30,000 after they received false claims as to when the agreed work would begin or be completed.


Environmental Health Officers have shut down an Eston takeaway after an inspection found serious risks to public health.

The officers, who work for the Environmental Health Team at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, discovered a number of serious health risk conditions at the Golden Wok on Eston High Street last Thursday, including poor standards of personal hygiene.

Using emergency closure powers officers formally closed the takeaway to protect public health. 

The reasons for the closure were due to: very poor standards of cleanliness and poor maintenance to the structure and equipment within the premises, as well as food being at risk of contamination due to inadequate disinfection procedures and poor standards of personal hygiene.

The Golden Wok’s owner will be able to apply for the Court Order to be lifted once the premises have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected and food can be prepared and stored safely. 

However, the takeaway will not be allowed to re-open until it has been inspected by Environmental Health Officers and they are satisfied that it can be operated hygienically.

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