Zetland FM Local News - 26th July 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 26th July 2016.
Police were called to the Queen Street area of Redcar in the early hours of yesterday after a woman was threatened by three men in a back alley.
The elderly woman reported that at around twenty to midnight she had been approached the three men.
She described one of them as being in possession of some sort of weapon.
The lady was physically unhurt although was very shocked and distressed.
One of the men was in his 30s with short cropped blonde hair and he was wearing a grey t-shirt.
Officers, with assistance from the police helicopter, searched the area in a bid to trace the men and the lady has been reassured that this appears to have been a random incident. There is not believed to be any specific threat to the wider public.
Inquiries are on-going and police remain in the area to provide reassurance.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
An appeal for information had been made after five industrial units were vandalised on Wilkinson Street in Lingdale.
It is believed the incident occurred sometime between Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July when seven windows of the units were broken.
Anyone who has any information regarding the incident is asked to contact PC Pete Gill on the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Officers are asking for the public's help to trace a man they want to speak to after he made inappropriate comments to two young girls.
The incident occurred on Friday 1st July at around 7.30pm on Roworth Road in Thorntree when the man made inappropriate comments to a nine and a ten-year-old girl and touched the girls’ hair and faces.
One of the girls tried to run away and the man grabbed her and pulled her back and called her an inappropriate name.
Both of the girls managed to run away and they were both unharmed.
The man is described as white, in his 50s, between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 10 inches tall, of very skinny build with greying hair which is receding on top, and a grey moustache. At the time of the incident he was wearing a pink jacket, blue jeans and white trainers with blue stripes on the sides. The man also wears glasses, has a local accent and he is hunched over when he walks.
The girls have seen this man before as it is believed he has previously made inappropriate gestures towards the girls.
Any witnesses to the incident or anyone who believed they may know the identity of the men in the E-fits are asked to contact Detective Constable Kate Brodie on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.