Zetland FM Local News - 14th September 2017
Police are appealing for information after a 49-year-old delivery driver was robbed and his van stolen as he delivered parcels on Saxon Close in North Ormesby;
Vandals have broken into the grounds of a Redcar primary school and destroyed a greenhouse that was the pride of the school;
...and residents in Ormesby turned out at the Centurion pub and checked their heart health thanks to the council’s Healthy Heart Check campaign.
Police are appealing for information after a 49-year-old delivery driver was robbed and his van stolen as he delivered parcels on Saxon Close in North Ormesby.
At around 6pm on Monday, the driver was sitting in his van when he was approached by two men, wearing royal blue boiler suits with high visibility patches on the shoulders and blue crash helmets with white stars.
The men were riding on a green and white motorbike with an ‘L’ plate on the back.
One of the men dragged the driver from the vehicle, threw him to the ground, then jumped into the van and drove off onto James Street.
The second man made off in the same direction on the motorbike.
Both the van and the motorbike were found abandoned twenty minutes later to the rear of Longcroft Walk in Middlesbrough.
The thieves also made off with the victims black fabric “bum bag” containing bank cards, cash and a mobile phone.
The victim was left shaken but unhurt by the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Andy Micklewright of Middlesbrough Police on 101.
Vandals have broken into the grounds of a Redcar primary school and destroyed a greenhouse that was the pride of the school.
Pupils at Green Gates Primary school take part in the “eco club” which teaches them about the importance of recycling and respecting the environment.
As part of a project the students brought in almost 1500 empty plastic bottles which were used to build an environmentally friendly green house which was unveiled in summer 2016. Students had also spent many hours developing the garden area.
During the recent summer holidays teacher Clare Roberts, who runs the eco team, went to the school to visit the garden only to find that the children's beloved project was in ruins.
The greenhouse had been ransacked with gardening tools stolen and everything inside completely wrecked.
Mrs Roberts visited the greenhouse again just before the end of the holidays only to find that the project had been attacked for a second time.
This time vegetables grown by the youngsters at the school had been ripped from their pots and crushed whilst their bug hotel was left with only the roof intact.
Now the school is appealing for information and is asking anyone with any information about the break-in to contact the school on 01642 485463.
Residents in Ormesby turned out at the Centurion pub and checked their heart health thanks to the council’s Healthy Heart Check campaign.
As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease or type 2 diabetes. More than 28,000 residents in Redcar and Cleveland are living with either COPD, diabetes or high blood pressure.
It is hoped that Healthy Heart Check sessions – which will be replicated across the borough – will identify local residents at risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes, dementia or stroke by identifying early signs.
A nurse was on hand to conduct the Heart Checks which included measuring blood pressure, cholesterol levels and to give advice and support on how residents could reduce their risk through making small changes to their lifestyle.