Zetland FM Local News - 15th October 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 15th October 2016.
Police have warned the public to make sure that their doors are locked, even when at home, after two walk-in burglaries in our area.
The incidents occurred on Thursday at properties at Larkspur in Marton Manor, and at Southwood in Coulby Newham.
In the first incident at Larkspur, two men wearing dark clothing pulled up outside a property on a motorbike.
One man got off the motorbike and and walked into the house, only to be disturbed by the resident.
Both men then made off on the motorbike.
In the second incident at Southwood a man wearing a motorcycle helmet entered the property, and was disturbed by a resident who gave chase. The resident saw the man getting into a black Honda Civic with an 05 numberplate, which then made off.
If you have seen anything suspicious or have any information about these incidents you should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Cleveland Police is supporting a national knife amnesty aimed at tackling knife crime.
The amnesty, named Operation Sceptre, was launched by the Metropolitan Police in 2015 and runs from Monday to Sunday next week.
Officers will be actively encouraging people to surrender their knives or sharp objects without fear of prosecution.
Those with knives and sharp objects to surrender can put them in the knife bins available at the four main police stations at Kirkleatham, Middlesbrough, Stockton or Hartlepool between 8am and 8pm.
Once items are surrendered they will be safely disposed of.
If you have information about knife crime please contact the police.
Hundreds of school children will be given a life-saving lesson by North East Ambulance Service staff and volunteers on Restart a Heart Day.
Next Tuesday, the 18th October, a total of 27 schools from up and down the North East will be taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation, known as CPR, in what will be the biggest event of its kind ever seen in the world.
In our area, students from Sacred Heart School in Redcar will be receiving life-saving lessons in how to perform CPR, with a number of other schools on Teesside also taking part.
For the first time this year, all of the UK’s 13 ambulance trusts will be working in partnership to hold simultaneous CPR training events to mark Restart a Heart Day 2016.