Zetland FM Local News - 20th February 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 20th February 2017.
A local MP has secured a private members bill in Parliament to debate tougher sentences for animal abusers.
On Friday MPs will debate new legislation to make animal abusers face up to 5 years in prison for their crimes.
The private members bill is being brought by Anna Turley, the MP for Redcar.
She secured the bill after a number of high profile abuse cases made the national press, where the perpetrators had committed buse but escaped a prison sentence.
Last year the Frankish brothers from Redcar filmed themselves laughing as they kicked, punched and threw Baby the bulldog down the stairs, but received just a suspended sentence and an electronic tag.
Speaking to Zetland FM, Anna said she is looking forward to Fridays debate.
The volunteers of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been in action in our area.
This weekend has seen the team called out on three occasions to deal with walkers who had all slipped on muddy paths and sustained lower leg injuries.
On Friday the team dealt with a 25 year old woman from the Loftus area who had slipped in Guisborough Forest.
The woman was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics before being carried by the rescue team a few hundred metres to a waiting ambulance.
On Saturday they were called to the moors above Osmotherly where a 55 year woman from Leeds had been injured the lady was treated at the scene by team personnel before being carried off the moor 500m to the nearest and an ambulance.
On Sunday the Team were called to Coxwold, at the extreme south of their operating area, where a 81 year man from Malton had slipped whilst walking with his family injuring his leg. Again he was carried by the mountain rescue volunteers the 400 metre across farmland to the waiting ambulance that took him to York District Hospital for treatment.
A fire in a bin wagon had to be extinguished by fire crews on Friday.
Cleveland Fire Brigade crews from Redcar and Stockton were called to the Dunsdale Household Waste Recycling Centre, near to Guisborough following the blaze inside a bin wagon on the site.
A brigade spokesperson confirmed that the fire was put out by midday and that nobody was injured.
Redcar and Cleveland Council closed the waste recycling centre to the public during the incident and it reopened at around 3pm.