Zetland FM Local News - 11th December 2017
Snow and cold weather conditions have caused problems in our area overnight;
A stolen removal van has caused a large amount of damage to more than a dozen cars at the weekend;
...and volunteers from Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in the early hours of Saturday.
Snow and cold weather conditions have caused problems in our area overnight.
Most parts of Redcar and Cleveland have been affected by snowfalls, with reports of routes around Skelton and Guisborough affected by icy conditions.
A section of the A19 bettwen Portrack and Wolviston was closed last night following a multi-vehicle traffic collision, and there are expected to be further problems on routes around Teesside this morning.
Drivers are advised to take extra care, and allow extra time for their journey.
Stay tuned to Zetland FM for the latest traffic updates in our travel bulletins.
A stolen removal van has caused a large amount of damage to more than a dozen cars at the weekend.
The 6 and a half ton removal van rammed past police cars and caused tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage as its driver led a pursuit through residential streets yesterday morning.
The DAF CF truck had been stolen from the Middlesbrough-based removals and storage company, Mr Shifter, and was driven away at speed following a break-in at the Whitestone Business Park at around 8.45am.
The driver then used the truck to smash through bollards, ram past police car and drive over pedestrian walkways - all the while being followed by several police cars.
After mounting the curb of Marton Road, travelling over a grassed green and ramming through wooden bollards, the truck finally came to a rest on Coppice Road, close to the Belle Vue roundabout in Middlesbrough.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and driving offences and remains in custody.
Enquiries are ongoing.
Volunteers from Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in the early hours of Saturday.
Shortly after 3am Cleveland Police tasked the team to assist in the search for a missing Middlesbrough man who was believed to be on Roseberry Topping.
A Team Landrover went on to Roseberry Topping whilst other parties walked up from Newton under Roseberry.
They quickly found the missing person and were able to walk him down to Newton under Roseberry to the care of his family.
19 team members were involved for around 3 hours.