Zetland FM Local News - 17th October 2017
Redcar MP Anna Turley has welcomed yesterday's announcement that tougher sentences will be introduced for those who cause serious injury or death on the roads;
The Redcar Beacon has reopened for business after a fire at the weekend;
...and a new Cleveland Police campaign to prevent householders becoming victims of crime begins today.
Redcar MP Anna Turley has welcomed yesterday's announcement that tougher sentences will be introduced for those who cause serious injury or death on the roads.
In April Anna demanded a review of dangerous driving offences in Parliament, referring to the tragic case of 29 year old Redcar father, Alex Everington, who has been left unable to walk or feed himself and without the use of all four limbs.
Yesterday, the government announced that a new sentence will be introduced for those causing serious injury by careless driving, closing a gap in the law which was letting down victims like Mr Everington.
Under new legislation, judges will now be able to appropriately punish offenders who cause serious injury.
The Redcar Beacon has reopened for business after a fire at the weekend.
The Beacon was forced to close on Saturday lunchtime following a fire in the male toilets, which is believed to have been started deliberately.
Now the building has re-opened to the public, and although the male toilets are unavailable, the female and disabled toilets are available to use.
Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade are continuing their investigations into the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
A new Cleveland Police campaign to prevent householders becoming victims of crime begins today.
The 'Lights Against Crime' campaign encourages members of the public to deter thieves by leaving lights on in their homes.
Crime prevention tips include using timer switches or dusk til dawn lighting when not at home, making sure outside lights are in good working order, and always making sure that your house looks occupied.
Crime Prevention officers will be at Morrisons, Lord Street, Redcar on Tuesday between 11am-1pm to launch the campaign in the Redcar & Cleveland area.