Zetland FM Local News - 10th January 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 10th January 2017.
Police are investigating after a woman was assaulted while out walking her dogs in Guisborough.
The woman was on a farm track on Sunday morning with her three dogs when she came across a man also walking his dog.
The woman's dogs approached the man’s dog.
He then kicked the three dogs, spat in the woman’s face, hit her arm and pulled at her.
She left to get back in her van with her dogs and the man kicked off the wing mirror.
The suspect is a white man in his 20s of large build wearing black clothing and wellies and he was walking a chestnut and white bull terrier puppy.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police by calling 101.
Redcar MP, Anna Turley, yesterday challenged the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on why hospital admissions for malnutrition on Teesside have increased under the Conservative Government.
A report last week revealed that admissions at Teesside hospitals had more than tripled in the past six years.
An increasing number of people on Teesside are also having to rely on emergency food parcels from local Food Banks. Before Christmas, Redcar Area Food Bank was giving out twice as much food as it was receiving.
Cleveland Police are inviting cyclists to head to Peddlers bike shop in Redcar next week for a free security etching to help keep bicycles out of the hands of criminals.
They will be providing free security etchings on bicycles as well as giving out crime prevention advice.
The etchings work similar to an animal microchip, helping to return stolen bicycles to their owners.
They are done with a device called a DotPeen machine and the mark will have a postcode and house number attached to it in a police registry.
The etchings not only reunite owners with their property, but also help provide evidence to convict the thief.
And the marking could be enough to deter a thief simply due to the permanent appearance.
The etchings will be free in Peddlers cycle shop on Thursday next week between 12 and 2.