Zetland FM Local News - 5th February 2018
Police are appeaking for witnesses after a couple were attacked with a liquid substance in Guisborough;
A local Conservative MP has responded following protests at James Cook Univesity Hospital over the weekend;
...and Councillor Karen King, the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, has announced that she will be taking part in a skydive to raise money for her two mayoral charities.
Police are appeaking for witnesses after a couple were attacked with a liquid substance in Guisborough.
At half past midnight on Friday the couple were walking along New Road in Guisborough when they were approached by two people, one of whom squirted a noxious liquid into the face of the victims.
The victims experienced temporary discomfort and loss of senses, however they didn't suffer any lasting injuries.
The first attacker is described as male, around 6 feet tall, wearing dark clothing with a hood pulled up on his head. The second was much smaller at 5 feet tall and also wore dark clothing with the hood pulled up. It is not known if they were male or female.
Anyone who was in the vicinity or who can offer any information is asked to contact DC Cat McKenzie of Redcar police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A local Conservative MP has responded following protests at James Cook Univesity Hospital over the weekend.
Protesters gathered at the hospital on Saturday to protest against funding cuts, and were joined by Middlesbrough's Labour MP Andy McDonald MP.
However the Conservative MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Simon Clarke, responded to the protesters saying that compared to 2010 when the Conservatives took office there are now 120 more hospital doctors and 303 more nurses.
He also added that the local NHS Trust conducted more than 14,000 more operations, and that over 60,000 more people were seen in under four hours in A&E in 2016/17.
Simon said that he is incredibly proud of the local NHS and said it's this Government that is delivering record investment to back up our incredible doctors and nurses.
Councillor Karen King, the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, has announced that she will be taking part in a skydive to raise money for her two mayoral charities.
Taking place on Thursday 5 April, the money raised from the jump will go to The Junction in Redcar, a charity which supports vulnerable young people aged five to 25, and Still Parents – a baby bereavement support group for families.
The idea to take part in the skydive came from the Mayor’s sister-in-law Lorraine King, who will be helping Karen with fundraising and will also be jumping alongside her.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up for donations.