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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 17th September 2016

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a seven-year-old boy was approached and grabbed by a man in Middlesbrough.

The incident happened at around 4.30pm on Thursday on Ormesby Road at the junction with Oban Road.

The suspect grabbed the boy by his shoulder/collar area before another child came along and he made off along Ormesby Road.

The man is described as black, aged in his forties, wearing a white T-shirt, with a red emblem on the front and writing on the back, black tracksuit bottoms or jeans and white, red and grey Nike huarache style trainers.

Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Amy Campbell on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is to close the A171 Moor Road this weekend in order to carry out essential resurfacing to the road.

The road, between Liverton Road and Birkbrow will be closed from this Sunday to Friday 23 September between the hours of 7pm and 6am.

A signed diversion will be in place and access to property within the works will be diverted under supervised access.

Residents and business owners have been informed.

The council have said that every effort will be made to ensure there is a minimum disruption to residents, visitors and businesses, and have thanked drivers for their patience while they carry out this essential work.

 

Little people and giant bunting are a feature of the weekend as the 'Festival of Thrift' prepares to get underway today.

With over 140 things to see, do and enjoy, including an array of giant bunting, organisers of this year’s Festival of Thrift are urging people to plan ahead to get the most out of their visit.

The fourth outing of the hugely popular event is taking place today and tomorrow at Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds near Redcar, with large numbers of visitors expected to attend.

The Festival of Thrift runs from 10am to 5pm on both days.

The full programme, site map and events schedule are available to download at 'festivalofthrift.co.uk'


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