Zetland FM Local News - 20th September 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 20th September 2016
Police are appealing for witnesses after an 11-year-old boy was robbed as he cycled on his pedal bike on Marton Road in Middlesbrough.
The incident occurred last Wednesday just before 7pm as the boy was cycling with his friend opposite James Cook University Hospital.
They were approached by two men on bikes, one of whom forced the boy to hand over his bike.
The suspect then rode away with the green and white Carrera Blast bike in the direction of James Cook Railway Station.
One of the male suspects is described as between 17-20 years-old, slim with short fair hair, clean shaven and between 5 ft 6” and 5 ft 9” tall. He was wearing a blue tracksuit top.
The second male is described as being the same age with curly brown hair, clean shaven and of slim build. He was wearing a blue/grey Adidas tracksuit.
No one was injured during the robbery.
Anyone with information regarding the incident, the whereabouts of the bike or the identity of the people responsible is asked to contact Detective Constable Robert Sedlatschek on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging residents not to leave cooking unattended following a recent fire.
A spokesman for the brigade told Zetland FM that the service have attended a number of kitchen fires lately, most recently one involving a chip pan in which the residents escaped the fire after their neighbours heard their smoke alarm and helped get them to safety.
The public are being advised to ensure that smoke alarms are in working order, with more than half of accidental house fires starting in the kitchen.
Further advice from the fire brigade is to chuck out your chip pan, never to cook under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and to keep your cooker and grill pan clean.
In the event of a fire you should get out, stay out and call 999.
Cleveland Police Cadets have beaten stiff competition to win a second national award for their work with people living with dementia in our area.
The cadets were awarded the Lord Ferrers Award for their outstanding contribution at an awards ceremony in London, attended by the Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Minister of State for Police and the Fire Service, Brandon Lewis.
The Lord Ferrers Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of special constables, police support volunteers and volunteer police cadets and acknowledges the support employers and employees offer their local police force.
In June the cadets triumphed over all other forces in the country to win the National Volunteer Police Cadet Award for Best Social Actions.