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Police are appealing for witnesses after stones were thrown at a vehicle from a footbridge over the A174 Parkway;

The access road to Saltburn’s Coastguard Cottages has had to be temporarily closed for urgent repairs after large cracks appeared at the edge of parts of the road;

...and the funeral of local war hero Eddie Straight will take place today.

 

Police are appealing for witnesses after stones were thrown at a vehicle from a footbridge over the A174 Parkway. 

The 65-year-old male driver of the Mazda 2 was driving along the A174 westbound towards Redcar at around 8.20pm on Tuesday when two males standing on a footbridge near to Ormesby Bank threw stones from the bridge which hit the roof of the vehicle.

Whilst fortunately only minor damage was caused, police are warning that someone could have been seriously hurt. 

Now Cleveland Police have repeated their warnings about how dangerous incidents like this can be.

A spokesman said that fortunately no one was hurt on this occasion, but the consequences could have been much worse. 

Police say that anyone caught carrying out such a dangerous acts will, wherever possible, be put before the court. 

Anyone with information about the identity of the two males on the bridge is asked to call PC Mark O’Hagan on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

The access road to Saltburn’s Coastguard Cottages has had to be temporarily closed for urgent repairs after large cracks appeared at the edge of parts of the road.

Engineers from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have assessed the road to determine the cause of the damage before they can carry out the required repairs.

Residents are being advised to leave their cars at the bottom of the access road until further notice.

The council says it will be in written contact with all affected residents to keep them updated as the works progress.

 

The funeral of local war hero Eddie Straight will take place today.

Eddie joined the 11th Armoured tank regiment, rising to the rank of Company Sergeant Major.

In June 1944, he landed at Normandy with his company and for nine months they fought their way towards Germany.

In 1945, Eddie was part of the group of soldiers who liberated the Belsen concentration camp.

After the German surrender a few weeks later, Eddie was sent to the Burmese jungle to fight the Japanese.

Eddie's story was the subject of the film 'To Hell and Back' which was made by local film-maker Craig Hornby.

He died peacefully on March the 20th at the age of 97.

His funeral will take place today at Skelton Parish Church at 1.15pm.


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