Zetland FM Local News - 23rd August 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 23rd August 2016.
X Factor winner James Arthur was taken to hospital at the weekend after a suspected glassing incident in Redcar.
The 28 year old singer from Saltburn, who is a former pupil at Ryehills School and had a number one hit with Impossible, was assaulted in the Plimsoll Line on the High St.
Police confirmed they were investigating the incident, which was reported around 10.40 on Saturday night, adding that an Ambulance was called and took a male to James Cook Hospital for treatment.
Around 4am on Sunday morning James Arthur tweeted using emoticons of a bewildered face and a beer glass along with the words, “Good night in Redcar tonight” - later confirming on Twitter that he was fine.
Arthur is due to release a new album this year, through his new label Columbia.
Cleveland Police are appealing for information after a 16-year-old girl was assaulted by a man as she walked across the Eston Recreation ground.
The incident happened on Saturday 13th August around 2:30pm when the man approached the victim and grabbed her by the arm.
She managed to escape and run away. The male is described as being around 40-45 years old, having a “scruffy” appearance with a beard.
If you have any information you're asked to contact PC Mark O’hagan on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is calling on all own place runners in the Great North Run to consider running for the charity that saves lives at sea.
The famous half marathon will be taking place on Sunday 11 September and the RNLI is hoping that people who aren’t already supporting a good cause will be sponsored for the RNLI to help raise vital funds.
Jenna Bowden from the RNLI said the charity really values the vital support from runners and it’s a really rewarding experience, knowing that every step is helping to save lives at sea.
Every person who runs for the RNLI using their own place, will receive a branded running vest, a goodie bag and revitalising snacks and drinks after the race.
There is no minimum fundraising pledge and you can sign up to support the charity by visiting here