Zetland FM Local News - 5th July 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 5th July 2016.
MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, yesterday tabled a Private Members Bill to toughen up the sentencing for animal cruelty crimes, following a local case where the abusers of a pet bulldog avoided jail.
Andrew and Daniel Frankish from Redcar horrifically abused their pet bulldog, Baby.
The brothers avoided jail and were sentenced in March to 21 weeks in prison, suspended for two years and a tagged curfew for six months.
The case has received national attention with almost half a million people signing an online petition calling for their sentence to be reviewed.
Anna has previously written to the Justice Minister, Michael Gove, requesting an urgent review into sentencing for animal cruelty crimes. The Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP replied on his behalf to say that they did not have the power to refer this kind of case for review and that people who commit animal cruelty can be sentenced for up to six months in prison.
Anna queued from 2am until a Parliamentary office opened at 10am to table her Private Members Bill.
She used a parliamentary mechanism called the 10 Minute Rule which gives backbenchers an opportunity to bring forward draft legislation for debate.
Police are appealing for information after a 55-year-old man was victim to an attempted robbery at a cash machine outside Sainsburys at Vaughn Shops in Netherfields.
The incident occurred at around ten past one in the morning on Saturday 25th June when the victim was approached by a man who demanded money from him and waved a wooden implement at him.
A second man then took the victim’s bike but the victim managed to retrieve this on Fosdyke Green.
The victim was hit with the wooden item. He sustained minor injuries to his arm but did not receive medical treatment.
It is believed that the two male suspects may have been with a group of six males and females who were in the area at the time of the incident.
The first suspect was wearing a light grey tracksuit with the hood pulled over his face.
The second suspect who took the bike was wearing a light blue top.
Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incident or the identity of the suspects is asked to contact PC Lee Jarvis on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
PD Ports is being recognised for its dedication to improving learning and employment for young people on Teesside after being shortlisted for a Corporate Social Responsibility award by SHD Logistics magazine.
Since co-founding the High Tide Foundation four years ago, the charity has worked with more than 4,000 young people who have been introduced to 65 local private sector companies.
Through High Tide’s unique work-experience and industry-led skills programme, which were praised by HRH Prince Charles in a letter of support, PD Ports aims to enlighten its potential future workforce about the varied careers in the maritime industry that are right on their doorstep – from engineering and crane operations to warehouse logistics and riverbed surveying.
The charity’s renowned summer scheme offers 16 and 17-year-olds a two week industry placement with the opportunity to sail to a European port on board a working container ship. There has been a staggering 200 per cent increase in the number who signed up for the 2015 summer scheme compared with the year before.
The SHD Logistics Awards will be announced on September 15 at a ceremony at the Vox Centre in Birmingham hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan. The event celebrates excellence within logistics operations which demonstrated best practice and extraordinary achievements.