Zetland FM Local News - 15th December 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 15th December 2016.
Police have issued an appeal for witnesses to a collision in which an elderly man died.
Officers were called to a report of a collision just after 11am on Tuesday, on Thornfield Road, Middlesbrough.
The collision involved a grey Renault Scenic which collided with roadside furniture.
The elderly male driver was taken to James Cook University Hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead.
Officers are currently making enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Sergeant Darren Breslin from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 225465.
Members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were in action at the weekend to help locate a missing girl.
On Saturday at around 7.30 in the evening the team were alerted by Cleveland Police to help search for an eight year old girl who had disappeared in Guisborough Forest on her scooter.
However, as the team were mobilising the girl was located two miles from two miles from the place she was last seen by a member of the police.
The mountain rescue team were then stood down.
Victims and vulnerable people have been placed at the heart of the policing priorities set out by Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger.
His new Police and Crime Plan cements the PCC’s five objectives for policing between 2016 and 2021, following extensive consultation with the public at over 400 community meetings.
Among these objectives is Mr Coppinger’s commitment to ensuring victims have access to high quality support provision when they need it most.
The PCC’s five policing objectives are investing in our police, getting a better deal for victims and witnesses, tackling reoffending, working together to make Cleveland safer, and securing the future of our communities
The plan sets out a number of commitments for policing during Mr Coppinger’s second four-year term, supported by Chief Constable Iain Spittal.
The document was unveiled at a Christmas dinner for pensioners on Tuesday.