Zetland FM Local News - 7th January 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 7th January 2017.
Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery at the Lifestyle Store on Westbourne Grove in North Ormesby on New Year’s Day.
Shortly after 6pm, on Sunday 1st January, a man walked into the shop and threatened the shopkeeper with a smashed glass bottle, demanding money. The shopkeeper then chased the man from the shop with a baseball bat.
The man was wearing a blue jacket with the hood up and black tracksuit bottoms with red stripes. His face was covered.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Cleveland Police on 101.
Officers in East Cleveland have seized a quad bike which was being ridden around Carlin How in an anti-social manner.
Police received several calls from members of the public to report the quad bike.
Upon arrival at the scene, police discovered that the quad was being ridden without the relevant license also without insurance.
Officers seized the quad bike from outside an address in Carlin How. It was then taken away on the back of a tow truck whilst investigations continue.
Tom Blenkinsop, MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, has called on the Government to invest in Carbon Capture and Utilisation technology in Teesside as a way to boost investment and job creation in the region.
Tom pointed to the recent success of Carbon Clean Solutions in India which has created technology to capture the CO2 created by an industrial plant and use it to make Baking Soda, on a commercial basis, i.e. without Government subsidy.
The UK Government controversially cancelled a project to help get the industry off the ground in the UK in 2015, which was due to fund starter projects in Teesside, despite warnings that the move could cost jobs. Recently, a Parliamentary Advisory Group on Carbon Capture and Storage called for greater Government support for the industry and claimed early investment in the technology could save consumers billions.