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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 13th September 2016

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery in our area in which the victim was punched in the face.

The incident happened shortly after 6.30pm last Wednesday on Ormesby Road in Normanby.

The victim, a 22-year-old man, was walking from Normanby towards Spencerbeck and took the footpath that runs along the side of the road. He was listening to music through headphones when he was approached by a man who pulled at the headphones in order to take the phone. He then punched the victim in the face and made off.

The suspect is described as a white male, of medium build, around 6ft 2” tall with brown eyebrows and green/blue eyes. He was wearing a black puffa jacket with the hood up and it was zipped up to obscure the bottom half of his face. He was also wearing grey Adidas jogging bottoms and black footwear.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have information regarding the identity of the person responsible, is asked to contact PC Brian Lightowler on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


The local SSI Task Force has today published its first report a year after steel production was stopped on Teesside.

In September last year production was halted at the SSI UK steelworks in Redcar, two weeks later the plant was closed resulting in an estimated 3,000 job losses.

Todays report sets out the help which has been given to those affected over the last year, including details of how the £46m of Government funding made available to the Task Force has been invested to date.

Key findings of the report show that more than 500 former SSI workers have not made any benefit claim to date, and of those that have, around 90% have since ended that claim.

The report also shows that 821 new jobs have been created through the SSI Fund, 410 jobs have been safeguarded, and 50 former SSI Apprentices were found training or employment.

The report also details the funding invested into each support programme, as well as capturing important lessons learned through the partnership working adopted by the Task Force.


Clothes swapping, educational workshops and a recycling art project are all on the cards as Redcar and Cleveland takes part in recycle week.

The week, which kicked off yesterday, will see a number of schemes introduced to encourage more people to recycle and educate people on what can and can’t go in recycling bins.

Tying in with the borough-wide ‘Check it Before you Chuck It’ initiative, recycle week will see staff from the council’s Waste & Recycling team visit all corners of the borough.

Ending the week will be a recycling event on Redcar High Street on Friday to show people the impact recycling can have on where they live.

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