Zetland FM Local News - 24th February 2017
Police are appealing for information after a 16-year-old was assaulted in Ormesby;
A family have been left heartbroken after a headstone at Loftus Cemetery was smashed in half;
...and it's the last chance for residents to share their views on how a multi-million pound investment should be spent to improve Redcar town centre.
Police are appealing for information after a 16-year-old was assaulted in Ormesby.
He was approached by an unknown man who grabbed hold of him and pushed him to the floor but wasn't injured.
The incident took place on Monday evening at quarter to nine opposite The Fountain Pub near Ormesby High Street.
The male suspect is described as white, in his early 30s with ginger hair and a ginger beard.
He was wearing a black jacket, dark trousers and had a white and brown medium sized dog with him.
Any witnesses are asked to contact PC Lee Jarvis on the non-emergency number 101.
A family have been left heartbroken after a headstone at Loftus Cemetery was smashed in half.
The gravestone belongs to Steven Baker who passed away nearly five years ago.
It has been so badly damaged that it can't be fixed meaning the family must pay to replace it.
No other graves had been touched leading family members to believe his was targeted.
However, a tree next to the grave has also been pulled out of a pot.
Police are currently investigating the incident and anyone with information should call Cleveland Police on non-emergency number 101.
And it's the last chance for residents to share their views on how a multi-million pound investment should be spent to improve Redcar town centre.
Consulations with the public have been held over the last few days and the last session takes place today.
Redcar and Cleveland Council believe that Redcar needs improvements to stay competitive in a time where online shopping is increasing.
A series of proposals have been drawn up about how the funding will be used following a meeting last year.
The plans include turning empty properties into retail and business spaces and promoting the town to help attract new visitors.
But the council wants to hear residents’ views before the final plans are drawn up.
The last consultation session is today from 9:30 on Redcar High Street.