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A young motorcyclist has admitted dangerous driving following the death of an 85-year-old man in Eston;

MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has criticised the government's lack of support for social care workers whose hard work and long hours are keeping the struggling social care system going;

...and police are warning of continued disruption to motorists on the A66 Eastbound after a coach crash earlier this week.

 

A young motorcyclist has admitted dangerous driving following the death of an 85-year-old man in Eston.

20 year old David Pears pleaded guilty to driving a off-road motorbike dangerously on roads and public places between Sleights Crescent and Meadowgate in Eston, on April 2 last year.

He appeared in court along with 34 year old Lee Wilkinson from Eston who is accused of causing the death of a pensioner by dangerous driving in the same areas on the same date.

Mr Wilkinson is charged with causing the death of 85-year-old John Truscott by driving a Honda CR250 off-road motorcycle dangerously.

He has not yet entered a plea to the charge and will appear for a further hearing on May 18.

Mr Pears, from Eston, has been disqualified from driving and will be sentenced at a later date.

Judge Simon Bourne-Arton QC, the Recorder of Middlesbrough, bailed both men in the meantime.

Mr Truscott died in James Cook University Hospital on April 12 last year, 10 days after he was hit by a motorcycle as he crossed Meadowgate in Eston.

 

MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has criticised the government's lack of support for social care workers whose hard work and long hours are keeping the struggling social care system going.

Currently, Redcar & Cleveland has just over 170 social care staff employed to support about 5,750 people in the borough.

Rising demand from an aging population and a lack of funding due to cuts to local authority budgets is putting social care services under a lot of pressure.

Anna raised the issue in an opposition day debate in the House of Commons yesterday.

 

Police are warning of continued disruption to motorists on the A66 Eastbound after a coach crash earlier this week.

One of the lanes on the A66 Eastbound carriageway in Middlesbrough will be closed for repairs until further notice.

Motorists can still leave the A66 at the turn offs for Cineworld or the A172.

Tomorrow is expected to be a busy day with Middlesbrough and Millwall fans travelling to the Riverside Stadium for the match.

Police are advising motorists to allow extra time for your journey and to use alternative routes where possible.


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