Zetland FM Local News - 4th April 2018
Police are appealing for witnesses following a disturbance outside a pub in Middlesbrough;
Police have removed another nuisance motorbike from the streets of Dormanstown;
...and more than 120 motorists were found to be risking their lives by not wearing their seatbelts during a recent week-long safety campaign.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a disturbance outside a pub in Middlesbrough.
The incident happened shortly after midnight on Sunday outside the Pig Iron Public House on Corporation Road, Middlesbrough.
Two men aged in their twenties suffered injuries which required hospital treatment after being assaulted. One of the men suffered a broken jaw which required surgery.
Officers believe that there may be more victims of the assault who have not yet come forward and they would ask those people, aswell as any witnesses to the incident, to contact them.
A 31-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were both arrested on suspicion of affray and both have been bailed pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Alastair Crawford from Middlesbrough Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police have removed another nuisance motorbike from the streets of Dormanstown.
Last Thursday officers from the Redcar Neighbourhood Policing Team responded to a number of calls from residents in relation to a motorbike which was being driven around the Foxrush Farm area.
A yellow and black trials bike was later seized by officers using police powers.
More than 120 motorists were found to be risking their lives by not wearing their seatbelts during a recent week-long safety campaign.
Roads policing officers from across Cleveland and Durham carried out enforcement action throughout March 12-18 as part of a national campaign to target those breaking the law by not wearing seatbelts and to educate them on the dangers of not doing so.
Of the 128 motorists found not wearing their seatbelt, 109 of those were men, 17 were women and two were children.
The main offenders were drivers compared to passengers and people aged over 25.
Legislation states that drivers are responsible for ensuring that suitable safety restraints are worn by all passengers under 14 years old. Failure to wear a seatbelt carries a fine of up to £500.