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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 16th February 2017.

 

A Redcar man has been jailed for five and a half years after smashing a glass over pop star James Arthur's head.

Christopher Revell pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grevious bodily harm yesterday at court.

He ran up behind the X Factor winner and smashed a glass over the back of his head in the Plimsoll Line pub in Redcar town centre.

He then punched Mr Arthur in the head and was pulled away as he tried to continue the assault.

Mr Arthur, who is originally from our area, was left needing five staples to his head at James Cook Hospital.

Footage of the attack was shown in courtroom before Revell man was sentenced to five and a half years in jail.

 

A children's playground in Redcar has been destroyed after an arson attack.

The fire began in the early hours of Tuesday morning at Kids' Korner near Edenhall Grove.

It comes just days before a photoshoot at the playground with local children to show off their newly rebuilt play equipment after it was vandalised last August.

It was fixed after a £500 donation from residents and funding from Redcar and Cleveland Council.

But the new arson attack has left slides and climbing frames completely destroyed.

It's the third - and some fear the final - vandal strike since it opened in 2011.

 

And Cleveland Police are rolling out their property marking events after the success of the recent events.

Residents can get a free etching to help keep anything from bicycles to mobile phones out of the hands of criminals.

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 next event takes place on Monday from ten until two at the bicycle-friendly Route One coffee shop in Redcar.


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