Zetland FM Local News - 22nd November 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 22nd November 2016.
Torrential rain and strong winds brought flooding and travel chaos to our area last night.
The heavy rain began yesterday afternoon and caused floods in many places.
The A171 Eastbound closed by police near to the Flatts Lane junction following an RTA
At Skelton the A174 Apple Orchard bank and the A173 Skelton Ellers were impassable to due flooding.
Rectory Lane at Guisborough was flooded due to the beck bursting its banks.
The road from Pinchinthorpe to Newton Under Roseberry was also flooded.
The wind and rain is expected to carry on until noon today.
Two police officers have been praised for “saving a man's life” after he was attacked by a dog in South Bank.
The 55-year-old man was left needing surgery to his arm and head.
Police say the man had been savagely attacked by a pitbull type dog and had “major injuries, resulting in severe blood loss”.
Now two police officers on patrol that have been commended by the force.
PC Darren Lee and PC Carolann Warnock came across the scene and quickly took control of the situation.
They were also praised by doctors from James Cook Hospital who believed their actions may have saved his life.
A 24-year-old man was arrested after the incident in July and remains on police bail.
A man who drank seven pints and threw a traffic cone through someone's window has been ordered to pay over £600 in damages.
Richard Suscens claims he was being a vigilante helping to get revenge for his friend.
He was captured on CCTV on the night of the sixth of November repeatedly trying to smash the window of a Loftus home to try and get the owner to come out.
Despite drinking seven pints in one sitting he claimed he “wasn't drunk” and threw the cone because the owner “nicked” his “mate's tools”.
He pleaded guilty to criminal damage and apologised but said he was acting out of anger.
He has been ordered to pay £606 in total - including £150 to fix the broken window.