Zetland FM Local News - 4th February 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 4th February 2017.
Two men have pleaded guilty to carrying out a late night robbery at a petrol station in Guisborough.
30 year-old Robert Binns, and 25 year-old Steven Bremner, who are both from Grangetown, are currently behind bars awaiting sentencing following the guilty pleas.
The pair wore hoods during the robbery at the Co-operative store on Middlesbrough Road in Guisborough on December 4th last year.
They threatened staff in the shop with a knife and a meat cleaver.
A female shop assistant had a blade held to her face, and was forced behind the counter whilst the robbers demanded cash.
The pair then fled the store with a till, cash and a bottle of Jack Daniels.
At Teesside Crown Court on Wednesday, the two men admitted robbing three women of the money and whiskey.
They are due to be sentenced on February 23rd.
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a man’s death in Middlesbrough.
The death continues to be treated as ‘unexplained’ after the body of a man aged in his thirties was found in an alleyway between Peel Street and Palmer Street on Thursday morning.
Officers believe that they now know the identity of the man, and are continuing to liaise with, and support, the man’s family.
A post mortem examination, held last night, did not determine a cause of death and further tests will be carried out.
Anyone with any information about the incident or who saw anyone in the vicinity of the alleyway prior to 9.15am yesterday is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is inviting people to view the exciting plans for a new Walled Garden and Catering Academy planned for the Kirkleatham Estate.
A special drop-in session will be hosted this coming Thursday 9th February, between 3.30pm – 6pm, in the estate’s educational suite, next to the pavilion.
Members of the public can view the most up-to-date designs, speak with council officers about the next stages of the planning process and offer their views on the scheme.
The development is funded by £1.1 million from the Coastal Communities Fund with a further £2.4 million being bid from the Local Growth Fund.