Zetland FM Local News - 23rd December 2017
A major road through Teesside was closed for several hours last night after a police car was involved in a collision;
Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted outside of House of Fraser in Middlesbrough;
...and a new alternative market gets up and running for the first time in Redcar today.
A major road through Teesside was closed for several hours last night after a police car was involved in a collision.
The A19 southbound at the Tees Flyover was closed between the Portrack Interchange and the A66 following a crash between two cars just before 8.30 yesterday evening.
One of the cars involved was a police four by four which suffered extensive damage.
A roadside barrier was also badly damaged in the incident.
Emergency services were called to the scene and there was severe disruption to traffic in the area.
It is not yet known if there have been any injuries.
Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted outside of House of Fraser in Middlesbrough.
The incident occurred on Thursday at around 4pm when a man approached the victim on a pedal cycle and knocked her to the ground.
The man is described as being a young white male and he was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a top with the hood up and a light blue body warmer.
It was thought the man was also with someone else on a pedal cycle at the time of the incident that is also being described as a white male and he was wearing a dark grey tracksuit.
Both of the males cycled off along Newport Road towards the bus station following the assault.
As a result of the incident the victim received treatment at James Cook University Hospital for minor injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or the identity of the men responsible is asked to contact PC Josh Parry on non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A new alternative market gets up and running for the first time in Redcar today.
The first Primrose Bell market is taking place from 11.30am on Cleveland Street in Redcar, and is an opportunity for local independent traders to showcase their goods and products in a fun and family-friendly atmoosphere.
Organisers are hoping to emulate the success of other nearby local alternative markets, such as the popular Orange Pip Market which takes place in Middlesbrough.
As well as a large variety of stalls there will also be musical entertainment, a children's outdoor disco, and a beer tent.
It is hoped that if successful, the event will become a regular part of the Redcar shopping calendar.