Zetland FM Local News - 25th March 2017
A man has been released on bail after he crashed into a tree and made off in the car of a man who stopped to help;
Redcar MP Anna Turley is planning on reapplying to bring up her Animal Cruelty Sentencing Bill in Parliament again;
...and East Cleveland is getting its very own cycling race next weekend.
A man has been released on bail after he crashed into a tree and made off in the car of a man who stopped to help.
On Tuesday morning a black VW Golf left the road and crashed into a tree on Flatts Lane in Normanby.
A man stopped at the scene to try and help but was left in disbelief as a man in the smashed vehicle drove off in his car.
The car was later found abandoned in the Nunthorpe area and a suspect was found shortly after.
He was taken to James Cook Hospital before being arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without the owner's consent and drink driving.
He has now been released on bail as the investigation continues.
Redcar MP Anna Turley is planning on reapplying to bring up her Animal Cruelty Sentencing Bill in Parliament again.
The bill proposes to increase the sentencing for animal cruelty from six months to five years.
It was due to be debated in Parliament last month but didn't progress after Tory Whips objected to it.
It was postponed but there isn't enough time left in this session of Parliament for it.
She said that this isn't the end of her battle to get Baby's Law on the statute book.
She began campaigning for the bill after recent high profile abuse cases in Redcar including the Frankish brothers who received a suspended sentence for kicking, punching and throwing Baby the bulldog down the stairs.
East Cleveland is getting its very own cycling race next weekend.
The East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix will see elite cyclists from across the country getting in the saddle.
The race will start and finish in Guisborough and will take riders through Saltburn, Easington, Loftus and Brotton.
It's a qualifying event for the Tour de Yorkshire and is expected to put East Cleveland on the map.
The race begins and 12pm and is expected to end around 3pm on Sunday the second of April.