Zetland FM Local News - 6th July 2017
An 85-year-old man with cancer has been left traumatised after thieves stole his car and set it on fire;
A new specialist team has been formed to clamp down on local fly-tipping;
...and residents are invited to a “Love it” event this weekend.
An 85-year-old man with cancer has been left traumatised after thieves stole his car and set it on fire.
His disabled blue badge and wheelchair were also taken.
It happened at around 6:30 on Sunday morning in Dormanstown.
After the theft police received reports of the car being driven dangerously around Kirkleatham Woods and was then seen on fire.
Since the incident the elderly victim has said he wants to be moved into sheltered accommodation in fear of the thieves coming back.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
A new specialist team has been formed to clamp down on local fly-tipping.
It's a trial collaboration between specialist street cleaners and enforcement managers from both the council and Coast & Country.
It means that the crime can be investigated at the same time as the rubbish is cleaned up.
The trial started on Saturday and will continue until March next year, then a decision will be made on whether or not to continue with the arrangement.
Residents are invited to a “Love it” event this weekend.
Members of the public can take part in activities like making bird feeders, brass rubbing as well as games.
It's been organised by the council to encourage communities to come together and love their local areas.
As part of the “Love It” campaign, volunteers will be there carrying out litter picks.
The event takes place this Saturday at King George Playing Field in Guisborough between ten and two o'clock.