Zetland FM Local News - 24th December 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 24th December 2016.
Police have issued an appeal following a suspicious death in Middlesbrough late on Thursday.
Officers were called to the sudden death at around quarter to midnight at an address on Delarden Road in Pallister Park in the town.
The 44-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene and detectives have been conducting enquiries in the local area to piece together the circumstances of her death.
Two men, 21 and 53, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.
Members of the public can help by reporting any information that they have, or whether they have seen anything suspicious.
Anyone with information can call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police in Redcar are warning the public to be vigilant following reports of two men who have been visiting houses claiming to be from Coast and Country housing.
The men called at addresses in Redcar yesterday and told the householder they had called to fix a leak at the address.
The occupants refused them entry and contacted Coast and Country housing who advised them that they had not sent anyone to the address.
The first man is described as being around 5ft 10in tall, aged around late forties or early fifties, grey scruffy hair, skinny build with goatee/unshaven stubble wearing a green round neck sweatshirt with the Coast and country logo on.
The second man is described as tall, aged mid to late thirties, with a large build and wearing a ‘hard hat’, an orange high Viz jacket and black clothing.
Officers are advising the public that if any unexpected callers knock at your door that you confirm their ID either by examining their ID card or contacting the company they claim to be from to validate their visit.
You should not allow anyone into your home unless you are fully satisfied that they are a genuine caller.
The Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland, Councillor Barry Hunt, will be enduring two festive nights in the cold in a bid to raise awareness and funding to help keep people off the streets.
Cllr Hunt will be spending tonight and tomorrow night sleeping out on Redcar High Street from 9pm to 8am on both days.
All money raised will go to the Mayors chosen charities, Redcars Coatham (pron "Coat-um") House, a charity which provides safe accommodation for young people in housing need, and Earthbeat, a theatre group for adults with learning disabilities.
Speaking to Zetland FM, Barry told us he will have the bare minimum to keep him warm.
To donate, please visit: gofundme.com/mayors-christmas-sleep-out