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Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Redcar;

Traffic police officers were out in force yesterday morning as part of their Christmas drink drive campaign;

...and Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds has been re-accredited as a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction by VisitEngland after a recent unannounced inspection.

 

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Redcar.

The incident happened when a 16-year-old boy was on a mountain bike outside of Tesco on West Dyke Road at around 7.20pm last Saturday.

He was approached by a man who demanded that he got off the bike.

He then pushed the boy off the bike and picked up the bike, riding off with it along Thrush Road.

The suspect is described as being a white male, aged 20-25 years old, 6ft tall and of medium build. He was wearing a navy hooded top and dark Adidas bottoms. Moments before the incident he appeared to be having an argument with a woman in the street.

The stolen bike is a black and green Giant Stance with red handlebar grips.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have information regarding the male responsible or anyone who may have been offered the bike for sale is asked to contact Detective Constable Paul Matthews from Redcar Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Traffic police officers were out in force yesterday morning as part of their Christmas drink drive campaign.

Officers from the Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit were stopping motorists in Skelton near to the town's ASDA store.

Officers breath tested 65 people all of whom passed, however one driver fail the roadside drug wipe and was arrested on suspicion of driving over the specified drug limit.

The same driver was also uninsured so was arrested for this too, his vehicle was also seized.

 

Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds has been re-accredited as a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction by VisitEngland after a recent unannounced inspection.

In a glowing report, the “consistently high levels of customer service” were hailed as a highlight to the visit, which took place at the beginning of December.

As staff scored 96% for customer service, the Museum is being put forward for a ‘Welcome’ Accolade in the New Year, which has previously been won by some of the nation’s best-known visitor attractions such as the London Tower Bridge exhibition and RSPB Saltholme.

This year, the Museum has already been enjoyed by 154,000 people, with the main exhibitions including Robot, a collection of robots, cyborgs and androids, and the Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell.

The attraction also hosted the award-winning Festival of Thrift for the second year, and has confirmed the thrifty weekend will return in 2018. 


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