Zetland FM Local News - 13th January 2018
Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident where a man damaged a car in an incident on the A171 westbound, just past the Scaling Dam reservoir;
Police are warning the public of an email scam currently circulating in our area;
...and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has linked up with the Tees Valley Community Foundation to launch a grant scheme to help groups who want to add extra atmosphere to the East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident where a man damaged a car in an incident on the A171 westbound, just past the Scaling Dam reservoir.
The incident happened at around ten past seven in the morning on Thursday.
A woman, aged in her early fifties, driving a black Honda Civic, stopped at temporary traffic lights which were on red, due to ongoing roadworks.
A man driving a 4x4 type vehicle then collided with the rear of the Honda.
The male driver then got out of the vehicle, carrying a thin rubber bat which had a distinctive white tip.
The man approached the driver’s door of the Honda and began shouting and swearing at the woman before proceeding to hit the windscreen of her vehicle several times with the bat, causing it to smash.
The man then struck other parts of the vehicle, causing further damage before getting back into his vehicle and driving off in the direction of Guisborough, along the A171.
Fortunately the woman was not injured, however, she was left extremely shaken. She remained in the vehicle and drove away.
The suspect is described as a white male, of slim build, tall, aged in his late forties and wearing an orange jacket.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Wendy Rowe from Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are warning the public of an email scam currently circulating in our area.
A man from Redcar received an email from someone claiming to be from HMRC, advising him he was entitled to “a rebate” and that he should provide details of his debit or credit card so that he could receive the money back.
Luckily the man was suspicious and he contacted HMRC who confirmed the email did NOT come from the organisation and that they would never ask people to give these details.
The matter has been referred to HMRC’s fraud department.
Police are now reminding residents across the Cleveland Police area to always check any email requesting personal or bank details is from a legitimate source.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has linked up with the Tees Valley Community Foundation to launch a grant scheme to help groups who want to add extra atmosphere to the East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix.
Any sport, community or musical groups who want to give the Klondike – which is returning on Sunday 29 April – an added layer of entertainment or celebration can bid for a grant of up to £1,000 from an overall pot of £15,000.
TVCF have launched the pot of funding after a successful trial at last year’s Redcar Sprint Triathlon which saw a number of groups put on a number of great displays utilising their grant.
Any group wishing to submit an application should visit www.teesvalleyfoundation.org.uk for further information.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28 February 2018.