Zetland FM Local News - 9th September 2017
The man accused of murdering local teenager Sonny Stephenson has made his first crown court appearance;
A man has been arrested after three people had to be taken to hospital following a collision in Normanby yesterday;
...and road policing officers across Cleveland and Durham are supporting a national week-long seatbelt campaign beginning next week.
The man accused of murdering local teenager Sonny Stephenson has made his first crown court appearance.
34 year-old Matthew Buckworth of Guisborough appeared at Teesside Crown Court yesterday via a videolink from prison in Durham.
A packed public gallery at court watched his appearance on two large video screens.
Buckworth was remanded in custody until November the 3rd when a pre-trial hearing will take place.
Sonny Stephenson, who was 17, died after an incident in Guisborough on Sunday the 27th August.
A man has been arrested after three people had to be taken to hospital following a collision in Normanby yesterday.
Emergency services were called to Flatts Lane, close to the junction with Hollywalk Avenue and the nearby park just before 1pm yesterday.
A silver Vauxhall Zafira and a black Kia Soul car were involved in the crash, with a number of casualties being taken by ambulance to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Cleveland Police say that a 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive through drink or drugs, and driving without due care and attention.
He was taken into custody following the incident.
Road policing officers across Cleveland and Durham are supporting a national week-long seatbelt campaign beginning next week.
From Monday, officers will stop vehicles where drivers or passengers are not wearing their seatbelts as part of the work carried out by TISPOL, the European traffic police network.
Legislation states that drivers are responsible for ensuring that suitable safety restraints are worn by all passengers under 14 years old.
Children must use an appropriate child car restraint for their weight until they are 135cm tall or their 12th birthday, whichever is first.
An appropriate child car restraint is needed to offer the same level of protection as a seatbelt does for adults.
Passengers over 14 years are responsible for wearing their own seatbelt and can therefore face prosecution.