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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 17th August 2016.

Cleveland Police are reminding the public that a ban on the sale of Zombie knives comes into effect tomorrow.

The ban is being introduced in an attempt to prevent knife related crime and to stop the glamorisation of violence.

Zombie knives are extremely dangerous and can be up to two feet long with a serrated edge. The change in legislation has come into place after an amendment to the Criminal Justice Act 1988, prohibiting the sale, manufacture, rental or importation of zombie knives.

The ban applies to England and Wales and the legislation is also expected to be introduced in Northern Ireland.

If you know of anyone selling zombie knives or know of anyone in possession of one, you should contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


One lane of the A171 was closed after two cars collided yesterday lunchtime.

The crash happened just before midday yesterday after a red Hyundai I10 collided with a blue Dacia Duster on the A171 Middlesbrough Road Eastbound at the junction with Flatts Lane.

There were five passengers in the Dacia including two children, and two elderly women in the Hyundai.

Emergency ambulance crews treated a woman who was travelling in the Dacia who was suffering from facial injuries.

An elderly women complaining of chest pains was also treated at the scene.


A police constable has been praised for coming to the assistance of a vulnerable man who had made his way up to the cliff top at Saltburn on Monday.

Cleveland Police received calls reporting serious concerns for the man just before 4pm.

PC Mark Stenson made his way up the steps to the cliff top, even commandeering a lift along the nearby fields on a nearby farmer’s tractor to speed up his journey.

PC Stenson found the man and engaged him in conversation until he was physically able to bring him away from the cliff edge and take him to safety.

Colleagues from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust street triage team later provided specialist advice and support to the man.

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