Zetland FM Local News - 21st November 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 21st November 2016.
A cannabis farmer who was caught with 115 plants and later caused a police car chase has received a light sentence in court - because he wasn't very good at it.
Mark Adams has been given two years in jail after carrying out four separate offences.
The judge called his cannabis crop an “attempt at a commercial grow”, bringing his drug offence down from at least four years to just 14 months.
His bad cannabis crop had suffered due to poor lighting and were found by police in a home on Loftus High Street in April.
Police left a card at the home asking Adams to contact them.
But after contacting the police he was later arrested for dangerous driving in Stockton.
Adams turned himself in voluntarily to the police later that day.
A severe weather warning has been issued as heavy rain is set to hit Redcar and Cleveland today.
The bad weather is expected to hit this morning until tomorrow morning.
There may be some travel delays and the Met Office has urged people to plan for this.
There is also a chance of snow on high ground due to coastal gales.
However, despite the incoming rain, our area has managed to avoid Storm Angus over the weekend.
A dog has been spared from death after biting a woman in its own Loftus home.
The victim was left bloodied after she and the three-year-old Alsatian were locked in a bedroom.
The colour of the bedroom triggered a panic attack in the woman.
The dog, Simba, is thought to have bitten her during this panic attack.
Owner Marshall Ayre’s defence solicitor said most people would be “astonished” to find themselves in court for such a case.
He was ordered to pay £100 compensation but is received that his dog was spared its life.
And Father Christmas is getting his naughty or nice list ready before he heads to Redcar this week.
He will set up home at Santa's Seaside Grotto this Thursday until Sunday.
He'll also be heading back every Friday and weekend up until Christmas Eve.
Father Christmas can also be spotted at the Victorian Christmas event at Kirkleatham Museum next month, as well as transforming one of Saltburn's cliffside trams into his very own grotto.