Zetland FM Local News - 28th March 2018
A local MP has presented a bill in the House of Commons to create new laws designed to stamp out the problem of used drug needles being left in public places;
Police are appealing for information after a man was injured by a car in Normanby;
...and police have once again recovered another nuisance motorbike from our area.
A local MP has presented a bill in the House of Commons to create new laws designed to stamp out the problem of used drug needles being left in public places.
Simon Clarke, the MP for Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland, presented a Bill yesterday urging the Government to create a new criminal offence of recklessly or intentionally discarding used drug needles in a way that places the public at risk.
The move comes after Simon's four-year-old constituent, Riley Ashton, was injured by used drugs needles whilst in an East Loftus play park last October.
Police are appealing for information after a man was injured by a car in Normanby.
Officers are asking for the publics help after a red vehicle - possibly a BMW - was in collision with an 18-year-old male pedestrian outside of the Woodman Arms pub on Normanby High Street.
The incident occurred on Saturday 17th March which was St Patrick's Day at around 10:30 in the evening.
The driver failed to stop at the scene following the collision and officers would like this person to come forward as they may be able to assist with enquiries.
After the collision, the male pedestrian was taken to hospital where he was treated for a fractured skull and for loss of hearing.
It is believed bus number 63 was passing at the time of the collision, any witnesses on the bus at the time of the incident who may have seen the collision or the vehicle please contact officers.
Any other witnesses to the incident or with information regarding the identity of the driver are asked to contact PC Andy Bennett from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101.
Police have once again recovered another nuisance motorbike from our area.
Officers from Redcar's Neighbourhood Policing Team recovered a Yamaha off-road bike yesterday morning, which was missing its front wheel.
The blue Yamaha trials bike was found on Ayton Drive, Redcar, and in a post on their Facebook page, officers say that they are pleased to have taken another nuisance bike taken off the streets.