Zetland FM Local News - 8th October 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 8th October 2016.
Police are investigating after a young girl in Brotton was reportedly followed by a person wearing a clown mask and possibly holding a small knife.
Officers were contacted after the girl reportedly saw a person wearing the clown mask and allegedly in possession of the knife standing in bushes in a park known locally as Mushroom Park, close to Byron Court in Brotton, at around ten past six on Thursday evening.
The girl was not followed or physically harmed in any way and officers are continuing to make enquiries into the report.
Members of the public are being asked to be vigilant, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police.
Officers from Cleveland Police are appealing to trace missing 15-year-old Keaton Morrison who has been missing since Monday.
Keaton left an address in Bedale in North Yorkshire and is now believed to be in the Teesside area.
He is described as a white male, around 5ft 5” tall, of slim build with short, brown, wavy hair and brown eyes. He has a local accent and was last seen wearing a black and grey North Face jacket, a black fleece, black jogging bottoms and grey Nike trainers.
Anyone who may have information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A local college is putting the wheels in motion to raise funds for a football club which allows those with severe physical disabilities to enjoy sport.
The fundraising initiative is being facilitated by Martin Mulgrew, an auditor at Redcar & Cleveland College who was spurred on to help Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club in their plight to buy a new wheelchair after seeing how his grandson, Oscar Mulgrew, aged 10, has benefitted from attending the club.
The club is run entirely by volunteers who enable physically disabled adults and children, aged between six and 66, to take part in the game.
Playing across the region, the club currently has four teams of various abilities, ranging from beginners’ level to their first team who play in the national championship division.
The cost of a new wheelchair is around six thousand pounds and over the next couple of months, staff and students from the college will be hosting a number of different fundraising events to help reach that target.