Zetland FM Local News - 12th October 2017
Police have released an audio clip which features the voice of a man that they would like to speak to in connection with an aggravated burglary on Woodcock Close in Bankfields, in Eston;
For the second year running, Highways England and The Deer Initiative have joined forces to warn motorists about the heightened risk of deer-vehicle collisions during the autumn;
...and visitors to a popular local museum are being told to 'get stuffed'.
Police have released an audio clip which features the voice of a man that they would like to speak to in connection with an aggravated burglary on Woodcock Close in Bankfields, in Eston.
The incident occurred on Thursday 24th August at around 9:30pm when a man attended a property and pushed past an 85-year-old male victim at the back door of the house. The victim fell to the floor and the man demanded money from him then rifled through his pockets.
Whilst the victim was on the floor he noticed the suspect was carrying a large kitchen knife. The suspect helped the victim off the floor and then continued to demand money from him and then started to search for cash in the property.
Fearing for his safety, the victim pretended to have a medical episode which caused the man to panic. The attacker called an ambulance and then hung up the phone. The operator at the ambulance service called back following the phone call and the attacker answered and told the operator that everything was fine.
Following the phone call, the attacker continued to demand money. He left empty handed.
Anyone who recognises the voice of the man in the audio clip or anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact DC Paul Matthews on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
For the second year running, Highways England and The Deer Initiative have joined forces to warn motorists about the heightened risk of deer-vehicle collisions during the autumn.
Across the UK it is estimated that there could be up to 74,000 deer-related motor vehicle accidents this year alone, resulting in 400 to 700 human injuries and 20 deaths.
October through to December is considered a high-risk period as deer will be on the move for the autumn mating season, also known as the rut. The highest risk of a deer-vehicle collision is between sunset and midnight, and the hours shortly before and after sunrise.
With some 2 million deer living wild in the UK, newly qualified and city drivers are asked to take extra precaution when venturing onto unfamiliar roads, especially those in more rural areas.
Visitors to a popular local museum are being told to 'get stuffed'.
However it's not because to staff are being rude, it's because a demonstration of taxidermy is on offer at Captain Cook Birthplace Museum next Friday Friday, October 20th
Local taxidermist Adrian Johnstone will be teaching the skills and techniques in his class Get Stuffed between 12.30pm-3pm at the venue in Middlesbrough’s Stewart Park.
Tickets cost £10 or £5 with an explorer pass.
For more details contact the museum on 01642 311211.