Zetland FM Local News - 3rd February 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 3rd February 2017.
A teenager has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run incident in Grangetown which left a 17-year-old girl injured on Monday.
She was walking with a group of young people on Birchington Avenue when a silver Ford Focus mounted the pavement.
Now a 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
He has been released on bail while more investigations are carried out.
After the incident the teenage girl was taken to James Cook Hospital with a fractured wrist, a knee injury and cuts and bruises and was discharged shortly after.
Two men are set to appear in court after a dog was found buried alive in Kirkleatham Wood with a nail in its head.
The RSPCA confirmed yesterday that it will prosecute the men and a court date has been set.
The small dog was found by walkers in the woods in October when they head whimpering from a mound of earth.
The animal was still alive with a nail sticking out from between his eyes.
The couple called the police before taking the dog to a nearby vets where the animal was put down to end his suffering.
The two men - aged 59 and 60 - were later arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty.
A public meeting held in Loftus have determined that asylum seekers will not be housed in the town.
Company G4S who are contracted by the government to house asylum seekers in the North-east had planned to home some in a Loftus property.
But the idea has been rejected by locals who gathered at a public meeting.
Councillor Mary Lanigan who represents the ward was also against the plans.
G4S scrapped the plans after a meeting yesterday with Redcar and Cleveland Council and Cleveland Police.
This rejection comes just days after a recent report showing that Redcar and Cleveland had taken in 41 asylum seekers compared to 638 in Middlesbrough and 851 in Stockton.