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Cleveland police have repeated their appeals for CCTV and dash cam footage following last weeks rape in Redcar;

Hospital staff from across two Teesside trusts have been honoured for a second time, following the success of a groundbreaking new unit;

...and the development of a children's hub aiming to provide a combined service for children and their families across the South Tees area was discussed in a Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday.

Cleveland police have repeated their appeals for CCTV and dash cam footage following last weeks rape in Redcar.

Officers investigating a report of rape in Redcar are making a direct appeal to any witnesses who may have seen a woman and her child close to the Lakes Estate or in the Yearby area in Redcar sometime between 5.30pm and 6.30pm last Friday.

The victim and her child were forced out of a dark coloured saloon vehicle on Kirkleatham Lane, between the turn off for Kirkleatham Museum and the bus stop towards Redcar.

Extra high visibility patrols are continuing in the local area and the public are still being reminded to remain vigilant. 

The first suspect, who was driving the vehicle, is described as a white male, aged in his late twenties or early thirties, around 5ft 7” to 5ft 10” tall, with short, brown hair, of large build with the word “love” tattooed across his knuckles.

The second suspect, the passenger in the car, is described as a white male, aged in his early twenties, around 5ft 5” to 5ft 6” tall, of medium build, clean shaven and with brown hair. He had a local accent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police is asked to do so on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555

 

Hospital staff from across two Teesside trusts have been honoured for a second time, following the success of a groundbreaking new unit.

The Parkinson’s Advanced Symptom Unit, based at Redcar Primary Care Hospital, is the first of its kind in the UK, combining the expertise of clinicians from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with mental health specialists from Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

It provides a dedicated service to Parkinson’s patients and their families across the region, when they are at their most vulnerable.

In recognition, the unit received the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network’s award for outstanding services at the Positive Steps in Parkinson’s conference in Leicestershire.

The award was presented to the team at the event by TV presenter John Stapleton.

 

The development of a children's hub aiming to provide a combined service for children and their families across the South Tees area was discussed in a Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council will manage the hub in partnership with Middlesbrough Council and other relevant organisations in order to improve services and ensure children and their families receive the right service at the right time.

Set to be based at Daisy Lane in Overfields, the Children's Hub will ensure information can be shared more efficiently between services and reduce unnecessary referrals.

Being a single point of contact for children and their families needing support also allows the partners to share information and expertise.


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