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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 25th October 2016.


A man in his seventies is recovering after he was attacked on his doorstep in Guisborough by a man wearing a clown mask.

The incident occurred at the Howlbeck Bungalows near the King George the Fifth playing fields at around 6.30pm last night.

The resident answered a knock on his front door, and was confronted by a man who is described as being of large build wearing a clown mask. The man punched the resident in the face, before stealing his wallet and making off.

Despite trying to fend off the attack with a walking stick, the resident suffered a broken nose and bruising to his face, and was said to be shook up by the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on the non-emergency number 101.


A man has died after becoming ill at a fast food restaurant in our area.

Emergency services were called to McDonald’s at Coulby Newham shortly after 4.30pm yesterday following reports that a man in his fifties had collapsed in the restaurant.

Two nurses and an ambulance first responder who were in the restaurant at the time gave the man CPR until paramedics arrived.

He was then taken by ambulance to James Cook University Hospital.

However a spokesperson for Cleveland Police confirmed that the man had died, and that there are no suspicious circumstances.

The McDonalds branch, which is close to the Parkway Centre in Coulby Newham, was closed yesterday evening following the incident.


Police are appealing for information after a suspected arson attack occurred on a farm near Redcar.

The suspected arson attack occurred at Thrushwood Farm near Yearby Bank just outside Redcar on Friday between ten to six and ten to seven in the evening

Three motor vehicles parked on the farm were believed to be set on fire.

The fire then spread to a nearby stock pile of straw bales which caused extensive damage.

Around half an hour before the incident, it is believed there were two men riding off-road style motor bikes. Both were wearing white helmets and police would like to speak with these men as they may be able to assist with enquiries.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact PC Tom Bradley of Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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