Zetland FM Local News - 7th February 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 7th February 2017.
An elderly man has been attacked and robbed in Eston.
Late on the second of February a man approached the victim on Fabian Court and punched him in the face.
When he fell to the floor the suspect took his wallet from his pocket and stole a small amount of cash from inside.
The 84-year-old man was taken to James Cook Hospital and treated for facial injuries.
In the struggle the victim also punched his attacker and knocked out a tooth.
The suspect is described as a white male around 6 feet tall, of skinny build and he spoke with a local accent.
He was wearing a black hoody with the hood up, dark denim bottoms and baseball style trainers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Up to ten police officers have been called out to a Dormanstown house after a hoax phonecall.
Cleveland Police received a phonecall yesterday morning reporting an assault at Hill Crescent.
However when three police vans and ten officers arrived at around half eight in the morning they found it had been a hoax.
Neighbours described how officers entered a house where one man lives but no one was inside.
Police vans stayed in the area until around 10 o'clock.
And Redcar and Cleveland Council is inviting people to view the plans for a new catering academy and garden at Kirkleatham.
There is a drop-in session on Thursday where members of the public can see designs and speak with council officers about their opinions.
The plans are part of an ongoing restoration programme on Kirkleatham estate and is set to create 80 new jobs and over 100 apprenticeships.
The catering academy will not only be a training centre, but will also host a restaurant, shop and events space.
Plans also include three and a half acres of restored gardens.
The development for the academy and garden is being funded by a 3.5 million pound fund that the council secured last year.