Zetland FM Local News - 28th September 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 28th September 2016.
A man and woman from South Bank have been arrested after a 66-year-old man was found with facial injuries.
The 45-year-old man and the 38-year-old woman were arrested yesterday on suspicion of assault and theft in connection to the incident. Both have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.
The 66-year-old man was found with facial injuries at the junctions of Normanby Road and Trunk Road at around 6am last Friday.
Police have now issued an appeal to trace a taxi driver who may have taken him from the Redcar sea front area towards South Bank in the early hours of Friday.
The man continues to receive treatment at James Cook University Hospital while detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of how he came about his injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Dan Cook at Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The future of Redcar’s steelworks site remains uncertain after the man leading its proposed redevelopment stopped short of confirming the government's financial support.
Lord Michael Heseltine has hinted that the scale of the overhaul could hold back potential multi-million improvements to the SSI UK plant.
After visiting Teesside in June Lord Heseltine, who was appointed to lead the regeneration of the area, revealed that the “central government will pay the clean-up costs and underwrite them”.
However, speaking to BBC One programme, Inside Out, he said the government couldn’t give a blank undertaking to meet costs.
£40 million is currently on the table for the site's rejuvenation. However, it is estimated the clean-up would cost £600 million, with nearly £1 billion needed to make the area suitable for housing.
Police are appealing for information after burglary at a shop in Eston.
A large quantity of cigarettes, believed to be worth thousands of pounds, was stolen from the premises of ‘Crazy Prices’ on the High Street.
The incident is believed to have occurred between 5pm on Thursday 15th and 9am on Friday 16th September.
It's believed that a group of youths were seen close to the shop at around 1:30 in the morning on Friday 16th September, and police would like these youths to come forward as they may be able to assist with enquiries.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have information regarding the identity of those responsible, is asked to contact PC Graham Blick on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.