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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 19th January 2017.


Police are appealing for information after a property in South Bank was broken into.

The incident occurred over the weekend at a commercial building on Owens Road.

A large number of items were taken from the premises including skincare products that are believed to be expensive.

Police are now appealing for witnesses or people who may have been offered the items for sale. 

Anyone with information can contact Detective Constable Nicky Moore on non-emergency number 101.


A teenager who carried a machete near the home of the brother of one of Lee Pettite’s killers has denied being there for a revenge attack.

The 17-year-old admitted carrying the blade near the house in Bankfields on New Year’s Day.

But he claims the machete was for self-defence and not as part of a revenge attack.

The home belongs to the brother of Luke Lovell who was sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter following Mr Pettite’s death.

The teenager - who found Mr Pettite’s body - was charged with possession of a blade in a public place shortly after the new year.


The Inspiring Women Awards are back and are asking for nominations of outstanding women in Redcar & Cleveland.

The awards were set up last year in memory of the late MP Mo Mowlam.

The overall winner of 2016 was Redcar-based lawyer Stacey Phoenix who was recognised for the impact she made on the local community.

As part of this year's awards she’ll be shadowed by a student.

The same opportunities will be available for girls in school and college in Redcar and Cleveland to shadow other inspiring women.

Alongside International Women's Day, the events will begin in March and will be rounded up by an awards ceremony at Kirkleatham Museum.

Redcar MP Anna Turley told us what the judges look for in a nominee.

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