Zetland FM Local News - 17th April 2018
Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed whilst sat in his car in Grangetown;
A motorcyclist has died after crashing into a barrier at an accident blackspot in our area;
...and officers from Redcar's Neighbourhood Police Team will be answering questions from students later today.
Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed whilst sat in his car in Grangetown.
The incident occured at the traffic lights at the junction of Church Lane and Fabian Road in Grangetown between 02:50am and 3:05am on Saturday 4th April when two men approached the 59-year-old victim in his vehicle.
One of the men opened the doors and repeatedly punched the victim in the face and both males demanded for the victim to hand over his cash.
The victim did not hand over his money but the men managed to steal a satnav from inside the vehicle and they both made off on foot towards Carlyle Road.
Both of the men are described as being white males in their 20s, one of them was around 6 ft tall and the other was slightly smaller. Both males were of slim build and they both wore dark clothing with their faces covered.
As a result of the attack, the victim sustained bruising and swelling to his face and lost two of his teeth.
Anyone who may have been in the vicinity at that time who may have witnessed anything are asked to contact Temporary Detective Sergeant Paul Hodgson on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A motorcyclist has died after crashing into a barrier at an accident blackspot in our area.
The 70-year-old man was out on his bike on Sunday afternoon with a group of riders when he hit a barrier on the A171 at Birk Brow near Guisborough and suffered serious head injuries.
He was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, but he died later that day.
Cleveland Police are now appealing for any witnesses who saw the man riding his blue and silver Suzuki, and the group who were travelling from Whitby along the A171 and on to Birk Brow.
Any witnesses are asked contact the Cleveland and Durham Collision Investigation Unit via the 101 number.
Officers from Redcar's Neighbourhood Police Team will be answering questions from students later today.
A pop-up event will take place today at Redcar College on Corporation Road from 12 noon in the main hall.
Students and staff are invited to go along and meet members of the team for an informal chat, and to discuss any issues or concerns.