Zetland FM Local News - 2nd December 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 2nd December 2016.
Police are appealing for information after a robbery at McColls in Guisborough.
A man threatened two females with a weapon and demanded cash from them.
They handed over a small amount of cash and the robber left the store and made his way into a nearby estate.
He is described a white man in his 20s of medium to large build, and he was wearing dark clothing.
The robbery happened on Sunday at around 9pm.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Paul Matthews on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The Lee Pettite murder trial has been delayed due to a member of the jury falling ill.
It is hoped that the trial will continue at Teesside Crown Court on Monday.
The prosecution will soon conclude the case which has been ongoing for about two weeks now.
Three men are accused of the murder of Lee Pettite who was shot dead in Eston earlier this year.
Christopher Stubbs has admitted to the murder.
However, the other two men are denying the charges.
A Redcar lifeboat volunteer has rescued his elderly neighbour from a house fire.
Volunteer tractor driver Steve Fordham was sitting in his home on Ings Road on Wednesday when he noticed smoke coming from the house across the road.
He rushed over and found an elderly man, who is a former lifeboat volunteer, in the front room next to an electric fire.
He helped the man outside before his wife called the fire brigade.
The man was taken to James Cook Hospital due to smoke inhalation but his condition was not serious.
Steve then set off for Redcar Lifeboat Station’s regular Wednesday night training session.