Zetland FM Local News - 19th October 2017
Our areas mayor has revealed a 25 year plan to redevelop former industrial sites in our area;
Police are appealing for information after a 59-year-old man was targeted in what police believe to be a racially motivated attack;
...and police in Redcar have taken action to remove a nuisance motorbike from the streets.
Our areas mayor has revealed a 25 year plan to redevelop former industrial sites in our area.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen heralded the beginning of a new era of economic development in Tees Valley, as he joined more than 250 regional business and political leaders, and members of the public, to launch the draft Master Plan for the South Tees Development Corporation at a special event in Redcar yesterday.
The 25-year plan sets out the corporation's regeneration goals for the area.
The South Tees Development Corporation is the only Mayoral Development Corporation outside of Greater London with significant powers to promote economic regeneration.
Launched recently by the Prime Minister, it will look to convert assets in the South Tees area into industrial opportunities for business investment.
Once fully developed the vision would see 20,000 jobs created and add an additional £1 billion per annum to the local economy.
The full draft Master Plan can be viewed online at southteesdc.com
Police are appealing for information after a 59-year-old man was targeted in what police believe to be a racially motivated attack.
The incident happened at around 6pm on Monday.
As the victim was walking through the Albert Park near to Park Road North entrance he was subjected to verbal abuse before then being attacked.
The man was punched and kicked repeatedly leaving him with serious internal injuries.
He is currently receiving treatment at James Cook University Hospital and is in a ‘stable’ condition.
The three suspects are described as white males, of skinny build and around 20 years old.
Two were wearing black jackets and one was wearing a blue jacket with a red band across the chest.
Detectives believe that people were in the park around the time of the incident, including people walking dogs and jogging around the area.
They are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the attack or anyone who assisted the victim following the assault to contact Detective Sergeant Darren Wild from Middlesbrough Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Redcar have taken action to remove a nuisance motorbike from the streets.
Yesterday officers from the Redcar Neighbourhood Policing Team received a call regarding a motorbike being driven dangerously in the Kirkleatham Ward area of Redcar.
The bike was later sighted by officers heading into Foxrush Farm in Dormanstown, and was then seized using Police powers.
The team have thanked the public for their vigilance in reporting nuisance motorbikes.