Zetland FM Local News - 9th January 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 9th January 2017.
A teenager is in hospital after the bicycle he was riding was in collision with a car in Redcar at the weekend.
The driver of the car, a silver Vauxhall Corsa, was also taken to James Cook Hospital but has since been released.
However the 15-year-old cyclist is still receiving treatment for his injuries.
Cleveland Police are now appealing for dashcam footage of the incident which happened on Saturday at around 5:30pm near Locke Road and Corporation Road.
The roads were closed after the collision in order for the police to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Andy Lawson on 101.
Cleveland Police are holding another pop-up shop in Marske to help keep residents safe as part of the “Cleveland Connected” scheme.
A pop-up shop was held last week but only a small number of people signed up to the scheme.
Working alongside the Neighbourhood Watch scheme, Cleveland Connected sends regular email updates about local crime and anti-social behaviour.
Anyone hoping to sign up must therefore have a current email account.
The next pop-up shop will take place in March at Marske Library.
Tributes have been paid to Chris Abbott, Deputy Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, who died at the weekend.
Chris, who was Liberal Democrat Councillor for Newcomen Ward in Redcar, was also Chairman of the Yorkshire Ridings Society, and worked as a self employed electrician.
Most recently Chris was involved with the installation of the Christmas lights display in Saltburn.
Posting on Facebook, Coatham Councillor Carl Quartermain said that the news was very sad, sudden and shocking.
Trevor Welburn, Chairman of the Friends of Saltburn, posted on social media that Chris was somebody who he had got to know quite well over the past few years and he will be sadly missed.
Marske and New Marske Community Information Group posted on Facebook describing Chris as a loyal and dedicated Councillor who managed to care very passionately about his role and the residents of this Borough whilst being the most devoted Dad and Grandad you could wish to meet.