Zetland FM Local News - 16th October 2017
A man has been charged after a road traffic collision in Middlesbrough;
A fire at the Redcar Beacon has caused extensive damage to the male toilets;
...and the public are being warned of severe gales and heavy rain which threaten to hit our area later this week.
A man has been charged after a road traffic collision in Middlesbrough.
The incident occurred close to the Empire nightclub at around 1.15am yesterday morning when a blue Dodge Avenger collided with two pedestrians who were crossing the road.
The driver failed to stop and the two male pedestrians, aged 18 and 20 years were taken to James Cook University Hospital.
The younger victim has serious injuries whilst the 20-year-old has only minor injuries.
Yesterday a 39-year-old man, Hadi Saud Hamid, was charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving along with several other driving related offences.
He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Teesside Magistrate’s Court later today.
A fire at the Redcar Beacon has caused extensive damage to the male toilets.
Emergency services were called to the Beacon just after midday on Saturday after staff at Cafe Zim noticed a burning smell and discovered the corridor leading to the toilets was filled with smoke.
The fire alarm was activated and the building was evacuated.
Firefighters from Cleveland Fire Brigade attended the scene and used breathing apparatus to assist them in extinguishing a fire in the male toilets.
Nobody was injured in the incident, however it is believed that the fire was started deliberately.
The Redcar Beacon is expected to remain closed today, however Cafe Zim is open as normal.
The public are being warned of severe gales and heavy rain which threaten to hit our area later this week.
The Met Office has predicted windy weather as Storm Ophelia sweeps across the UK .
Now it is warning that the gusts of more than 50mph could affect our area tomorrow.
It has issued a yellow ‘be prepared’ alert, which warns of potential power cuts and mobile phone blackouts.
However experts are predicting that the worst of the weather will be over by 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.