Zetland FM Local News - 17th November 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 17th November 2016.
Redcar & Cleveland is being targeted as police try to stamp out bad level crossing behaviour.
Redcar Central station and the crossing at Longbeck are just two of the crossings being investigated.
CCTV cameras have picked up people wandering over closed crossings and cyclists trying - and failing - to beat the barriers coming down.
Over the next fortnight, crossings across the area will be under scrutiny to try and stop people taking dangerous risks.
British Transport Police will be out and about visiting level crossings until the 26th of November.
Vehicles equipped with CCTV and number plate recognition technology will be parked up at a number of crossings.
The three-week-long Lee Pettite murder trial is set to begin today at Teesside Crown Court.
Eight women and four men have finally been selected from 42 potential jurors and were asked if they could sit for the length of the trial.
Three men are accused of the murder of 22-year-old Mr Pettite.
He died in hospital after suffering serious chest injuries in an incident in Eston in March.
It is believed he got his injuries near his home in Bankfields.
He was treated by air ambulance crews and given a blood transfusion but later died from his injuries at James Cook Hospital.
A young girl from New Marske is in critical condition in hospital after being trampled by her horse.
Eleven-year-old Maisie Welsh was thrown from her horse Nero after a rustle in the trees spooked him.
She is currently in James Cook Hospital and has undergone surgeries for her injuries.
The incident took place near Thrushwood Farm on Monday evening.
Her friend called an ambulance and waited with her until it arrived.
Two Redcar lifeboat service volunteers have had their long service at the charity awarded.
Doctor Roger Smith has been the lifeboat medical adviser in Redcar for over 20 years.
He was presented with the RNLI's gold badge in recognition of his work.
Jenny Emmerson, who is the chair of the Redcar Ladies Lifeboat Guild, was presented with a bar to her previously-awarded gold badge.
Jenny has worked with the guild for over 35 years to raise money for the charity and was awarded her badge in 2012.