Zetland FM Local News - 30th November 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 30th November 2016.
Police are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man was robbed in Redcar.
The robbery happened on Sunday between 4 and 4:30.
The victim was passing the Racecourse Wine Lodge when he was approached by a man.
He threatened the victim with a broken bottle and demanded for him to hand over money.
The victim handed over £10 and the suspect headed off towards Redcar town centre.
The suspect is described as a white man in his late 30s with a shaven head and a strong southern accent.
He was wearing a bright blue sweatshirt and dark coloured trousers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Sarah Martin on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police were called to a supermarket in Coulby Newham following an incident yesterday evening.
Officers were reported to be at the scene at the Tesco supermarket in Coulby Newham.
A police van and car were on scene near to the staff entrance of the Tesco Extra store, and eyewitnesses reported that police tape was blocking the entrance of one of the car parks at the supermarket.
A spokesperson for Cleveland Police confirmed that an incident had taken place but was unable to give further details.
Redcar and Cleveland Council is hoping to boost the economy by funding improvements across the area.
Plans are being mad for improvements to Redcar, Saltburn, Eston, Loftus and Guisborough.
They hope to improve shop fronts, bring empty property back into use, and buy vacant land to support development.
The funding will also retain big events like the Festival of Thrift and to make bids for sporting events such as the Tour de Yorkshire.
The council is planning to help Saltburn cope with visitors by investing in car parking, roads and creating a camping or caravan site.
Funding will be set aside to support Guisborough town hall and to develop Loftus’ conservation areas.
The council says Redcar town centre has been hit “particularly hard” by the closure of SSI and wants to improve shop fronts and enhance the town centre and public areas.