Zetland FM Local News - 18th November 2017
Police are appealing for information after a 17-year-old male was robbed at the junction of Roman Road and Burlam Road in Middlesbrough;
A family home has been badly damaged after the cars were set on fire on the driveway in an early hours arson attack;
...and Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging drivers to reduce their speed during this year’s Road Safety Week which takes place next week.
Police are appealing for information after a 17-year-old male was robbed at the junction of Roman Road and Burlam Road in Middlesbrough.
The incident occurred on Tuesday 14th November at 7:20pm when the man was approached by two males on bikes. One of the males threatened the victim with a screwdriver and pulled him to the ground and the second male assaulted the victim by hitting him in the back with what was believed to be a crow bar.
The two males then took the victim’s car keys and rose gold iPhone.
One of the males is described as being white, around 6 ft 2” tall, of slim build with ginger messy facial hair and he was wearing a cream hooded top.
The second male is described as being white, around 5 ft 10” tall, of medium build and he was wearing a grey Adidas hooded top.
Both of the males had their hooded pulled up tight over their faces and made off in the direction of St Barnabus Road following the incident.
The victim suffered minor back injuries and received treatment at James Cook University Hospital and was later released.
Anyone with information regarding the identities of the suspects are asked to contact DC Leigh Moon on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A family home has been badly damaged after the cars were set on fire on the driveway in an early hours arson attack.
Householder Alan Francis believes he and his family were lucky to get out alive after the blaze flared at around 1.20am on Tuesday when his Volkswagen Tiguan went up in flames.
Within minutes, the flames had spread to a Renault Clio parked next to it,
The front of the property, which is on Gypsy Lane in Marton, was also damaged by the flames.
An investigation is ongoing, however it is believed that the fire may have been set deliberately.
Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging drivers to reduce their speed during this year’s Road Safety Week which takes place next week.
The week, which is hosted by road safety charity Brake, aims to raise awareness about the UK’s speeding problem which causes needless crashes and untold suffering.
This year’s theme is 'Speed Down, Save Lives'.
Every day, five people are killed, and more than 66 people are seriously injured on UK roads.
Breaking the speed limit or travelling too fast for the conditions contributes to 349 fatal crashes and 11,570 crashes in total on roads in Britain last year.
The Brigade, in collaboration with Cleveland Police, North East Ambulance Service and Local Authority Road Safety Teams will be visiting colleges across Teesside to warn young drivers about the consequences of speeding.
Fire crews will also be carrying out rescue displays showing the challenges that emergency responders face when rescuing occupants trapped in vehicle.