Zetland FM Local News - 2nd October 2017
Redcar's MP Anna Turley has welcomed the news that the government intend to amend the sentencing for animal cruelty from a maximum of six months to five years;
Crews from the Redcar Lifeboat were called into service over the weekend;
...and hundreds of runners took part in the Redcar Half Marathon yesterday.
Redcar's MP Anna Turley has welcomed the news that the government intend to amend the sentencing for animal cruelty from a maximum of six months to five years.
Anna began campaigning for a change in the law after the horrendous case in her constituency of Baby the bulldog, who suffered vile abuse at the hands of brothers Andrew and Daniel Frankish.
The brothers filmed themselves laughing as they kicked, punched and jumped on Baby and threw her down the stairs.
Baby was put down shortly after.
The brothers were convicted but received just suspended sentences, an electronic tag and a £300 fine.
A few months later another horrendous case emerged in Redcar where a dog, Scamp, was found buried alive after having a nail hammered into his head.
The perpetrators were jailed for just four months.
Crews from the Redcar Lifeboat were called into service over the weekend.
At around five to two yesterday morning both lifeboats were launched following reports of a missing person at Redcar.
Redcar, Skinningrove and Staithes coastguard members assembled at the person's last known position near to the Stray Cafe alongside officers from Cleveland Police officers.
A search was conducted between the South Gare lighthouse and Saltburn cliff area with nothing found.
Further information was then received that the casualty had been located at their home address, and the emergency services were stood down.
Hundreds of runners took part in the Redcar Half Marathon yesterday.
Wet weather didn't dampen the spirits of those taking part, with the start and finish line located at Tuned In! and the course heading along the seafront towards Marske and coming back with a small section on the Trunk Road.
Many runners set personal bests on the 13 mile course.
In first place was Dean Newton from New Marske Harriers in a time of 1 hour 11 minutes and 6 seconds. Michael Joyeux from Quakers Running Club was in second, and Lewis Gamble-Thompson from New Marske Harriers came in third.