Zetland FM Local News - 29th April 2017
It's been revealed that 557 speeding motorists have been caught by police over the period of just one week;
Boosbeck slaughterhouse will be demolished next week;
...and Cleveland Police are encouraging people to surrender their knives or sharp objects without fear of prosecution.
It's been revealed that 557 speeding motorists have been caught by police over the period of just one week.
More than 80 a day were found going too fast on the roads across Teesside and County Durham.
Over 250 drivers were caught by officers on patrol and 300 were caught by speed cameras.
The offenders will either have to go on a speed awareness course, pay a fine or in the most serious cases face prosecution.
Boosbeck slaughterhouse will be demolished next week.
Planning permission was granted in February by Redcar and Cleveland Council to demolish the former halal meat abattoir.
And 69 new homes are due to replace it.
This comes after years of residents campaigning to get the abattoir closed down.
And last year their protests proved to be successful when the council made an agreement to sell the land.
Work is currently taking place inside the building and demolition is due to start on Wednesday.
Cleveland Police are encouraging people to surrender their knives or sharp objects without fear of prosecution.
It’s part of a national campaign to try and tackle knife crime.
It follows on from last year's successful campaign where 106 knives or sharp objects were handed in.
The campaign begins on Tuesday and ends the following Monday.
Anyone with objects to surrender can put them in knife bins at the police station at Kirkleatham.