Zetland FM Local News - 24th October 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 24th October 2016.
A driver has been taken to hospital after a car accident on the A171 in Guisborough, the third crash on the road in less than a week.
The latest crash involved one vehicle - a yellow Honda Fireblade kit car - which collided with a road sign.
It is believed the car lost control on the roundabout.
The driver was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.
This is the third incident in less than a week on the stretch of the A171 and has therefore raised concerns.
Less than 24 hours earlier two vehicles were involved in a collision next to Cross Keys pub, close to the most recent site.
And last Monday, a woman in her 70s was taken to hospital after a crash near the pub in which her car flipped onto its roof.
The ambulance team that worked on the Lynne Freeman and Jodie Betteridge murder case have been awarded.
The North East Ambulance Service has unveiled its shortlist of ambulance heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in 2016.
This year saw the highest ever number of entries, with 294 nominations received.
Among the individuals and teams awarded were paramedic Tina Dyer and Advanced Technician Jan McLoughin who won the Emergency Care Award 2016.
Both were nominated for the award for their involvement in responding to murder victims Lynne Freeman and Jodie Betteridge earlier this year in Redcar.
Sadly, despite Tina and Jan’s dedication to patient care, both Miss Freeman and Miss Betteridge died from their injuries.
The pair were described as “delivering amazing frontline care with respect to their colleagues and patients”.
A vigil was held this weekend after a dog was found buried alive with severe head injuries last week.
Nearly 100 people gathered at Kirkleatham Woods where the terrier was found buried alive.
The vigil was organised by Redcar businessman Richard Wild who wanted to do something after hearing about the cruelty.
People lined up towards the spot where the dog was found to lay flowers, cards and dog toys.
One of the tributes - in the shape of a bone - read: “Run free in doggy heaven.”
Two men have been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of the animal cruelty.
Redcar MP Anna Turley gave Zetland FM her reaction to the incident.