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A busy main road had to be closed yesterday after a huge pothole appeared and left a number of motorists with burst tyres;

The Attorney General has announced that he will not be reviewing the six-year sentence of the killer of Guisborough teenager Sonny Stephenson;

...and roads policing officers across our area are cracking down on drivers and passengers who do not wear seatbelts this week.

 

A busy main road had to be closed yesterday after a huge pothole appeared and left a number of motorists with burst tyres.

The southbound carriageway at the top of Dixon’s Bank in Nunthorpe was shut overnight on Monday and into yesterday afternoon after the large pothole caused problems for drivers.

Traffic had to be diverted along Guisborough Road, and this led to considerable traffic disruption in the area.

The road eventually reopened late yesterday afternoon.

 

The Attorney General has announced that he will not be reviewing the six-year sentence of the killer of Guisborough teenager Sonny Stephenson.

34 year old Matthew Buckworth received the jail term after pleading guilty to manslaughter and attempted assault occasioning actual bodily harm at Teesside Crown Court in January.

17-year-old Sonny had been riding a stolen motorbike with a friend in Guisborough last August when Mr Buckworth threw a spade at the pair. Sonny was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 15-year-old passenger was taken to hospital, but survived.

Now the Attorney General Jeremy Wright has said the sentence imposed fell within the range available to the judge for the crime.

 

Roads policing officers across our area are cracking down on drivers and passengers who do not wear seatbelts this week.

Officers are carrying out enforcement action to target drivers and passengers as well as educating them on the dangers of ignoring the law.

Statistics show that motorists are twice as likely to die if they don't wear a seatbelt.

Drivers are responsible for ensuring that suitable safety restraints are worn by all passengers under 14 years old. 

Children must also use an appropriate child car restraint for their weight until they are 135cm tall or their 12th birthday, whichever is first.

Fifty eight fixed penalty notices were issued to motorists for driving with a child in the car who was not buckled up during 2016 and 2017.


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