Zetland FM Local News - 1st September 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 1st September 2016
Police are appealing for information after a 9-year-old boy was threatened and robbed in Guisborough. The incident happened at around 3.30pm on Sunday in Belmont Park. Two males aged around 12-13 years old threatened to assault the boy before taking £25 in cash from him.
Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact PC Scott Bleasby on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Two people have been arrested after a vehicle failed to stop for police yesterday. Officers from the Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit followed a car in the South Bank area which failed to stop when requested. After a short pursuit, the vehicle was abandoned and it rolled into a bollard.
Officers gave chase and the occupants were quickly detained. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, fail to stop, dangerous driving, aggravated TWOC as well as document offences.
The passenger was arrested on suspicion of aggravated TWOC and possession of class B. Police enquiries are ongoing.
MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has welcomed the removal of Redcar cemetery as a 'PokeStop' in the virtual reality game Pokémon GO.
Anna had previously written to the games' developer about concerns raised by her constituents that the app was encouraging groups of users to congregate in the local cemetery in Redcar. The developer has now confirmed the removal of the cemetery from the game.
Anna told Zetland FM that she is pleased that the developers of Pokémon GO have responded to local concerns so that people can pay respects to their loved ones in peace.
She said it is clearly a very popular game that has encouraged people to explore their surroundings, but there needs to be boundaries so that users can enjoy the game without upsetting others.
Anna said the games' developer has been quick to solve the problem to make sure that is the case.