Zetland FM Local News - 11th November 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 11th November 2016.
Police are appealing for information after a 54-year-old man was assaulted in Ormesby.
At around quarter to nine on Monday evening the victim was walking along the footpath leading to Thursby Drive when he noticed a vehicle driving along the path.
After a verbal altercation with the driver of the vehicle, the driver got out of his car and punched the victim twice in the face before driving off.
As a result of the assault the victim suffered a broken nose, a cut to his eye which required stitches, and bruising and swelling. He was treated at James Cook University Hospital.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact PC Darren Lee on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Crews from the Redcar lifeboat were called into action yesterday morning after a Mayday call from a lone sailor reporting that his inflatable dinghy had capsized.
The man was thrown into the sea after his 3-metre inflatable overturned close inshore at Redcar just before 10.30am.
The call was picked up by the UK Coastguard who alerted the volunteers of the Redcar RNLI lifeboats.
As the crews were assembling the man was found to have made his own way ashore and his craft was back on the beach near Granville Terrace, Redcar.
The lifeboats were stood down and the man was given assistance by the Redcar Coastguard Rescue Team.
The Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Barry Hunt, has announced that he will be enduring two festive nights in the cold in a bid to raise awareness and funding to help keep people off the streets.
Cllr Hunt will be spending his Christmas sleeping out on Redcar High Street 9pm to 8am on both 24 and 25 December.
All money raised will go to the Mayor’s chosen charities, Redcar’s Coatham House, a charity which provides safe accommodation for young people in housing need, and Earthbeat, a theatre group for adults with learning disabilities.
Cllr Hunt says that by giving up the warm comforts we all sometimes take for granted, especially at this time of year, he wants to highlight the plight of the homeless and raise a lot of money for the two worthy causes.