Zetland FM Local News - 9th August 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 9th August 2016.
An online petition has been launched to urge the UK Government to intervene in the case of Redcar grandmother Lindsay Sandiford.
Mrs Sandiford, who is originally from Redcar, was found guilty in 2012 of smuggling cocaine into the island of Bali in Indonesia. She was sentenced to death in January 2013 by a panel of judges in the country.
Last month, four prisoners who had been sentenced for drug offences, were shot dead by firing squad in Indonesia, increasing concern that Mrs Sandiford could soon face the same fate.
A new parliamentary petition, titled 'Intervene Now With The Government Of Indonesia To Reprieve Lindsay Sandiford', has been launched online in a desperate bid to appeal to the UK Government to do more to help.
As with all parliamentary petitions, if the number of signatures reaches 10,000, the Government will be obliged to respond.
If the number of signatures reaches 100,000, the petition will then be considered for a debate in Parliament.
At the moment the number of signatures on the petition stands at 94.
A busy road from our area into Middlesbrough was brought to a standstill following an accident on Sunday.
At around 3.30 on Sunday afternoon emergency services responded to reports of an overturned Peugeot 308 on Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough.
The ambulance and fire service were called and the road was closed for around an hour.
An 84-year-old man was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he was kept in overnight for observation.
Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
More than 4,500 people from across the North East donned their best Caribbean outfits and enjoyed Redcar Racecourse's Caribbean Carnival Day on Saturday.
Hordes of families enjoyed carnival fun at the annual event which featured seven races, fancy dress competitions, pirates, and musical entertainment from the Paradise Steel Band.
Redcar Racecourse's popular raceday featured fancy dress competitions for adults and children who put on their best pirate and Caribbean costumes.
Redcar Racecourse's annual event included local acts from performing arts company Page2Stage, who helped to deliver a wonderful fun-filled day for families from across the region with appearances from swash buckling pirates, Jake and Izzy from Neverland and their friends Captain Jack and Elizabeth Swan.
The children's fancy dress competition winner, eight-year-old Jamie Black, from Cumbria, won a hamper basket of sweets to take home.