Zetland FM Local News - 17th May 2018
A Redcar man who repeatedly stabbed his ex-partner after apparently mourning the loss of an unborn baby he thought was alive was jailed for 10 years yesterday;
Police in Guisborough are thanking the public for helping them tackle drug activity in the area;
...and a new £2 million scheme has been launched by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council to breathe life into town centres in our area.
A Redcar man who repeatedly stabbed his ex-partner after apparently mourning the loss of an unborn baby he thought was alive was jailed for 10 years yesterday.
Teesside Crown Court was told how 36 year old Barry Gardener of Cleveland Street in Redcar went to the home of his ex-girlfriend, took a line of cocaine and then attacked her without warning with a 17cm carving knife.
She suffered life-threatening injuries - six stab wounds to the torso and back, two to her left arm, two punctured lungs and defensive wounds to her hands.
Gardener was jailed for 10 years and given an indefinite restraining order banning him from contacting his ex-partner.
Police in Guisborough are thanking the public for helping them tackle drug activity in the area.
During a routine mobile patrol on Tuesday night, officers from the Guisborough Neighbourhood Policing Team came across a Silver Renault Clio parked on a dirt track close to Poplar Farm in Guisborough with three males in the vehicle.
The vehicle was recovered by police due to driving offences and a cannabis warning was issued to the driver of the vehicle.
The actions of the officers were initiated by members of the local community who had informed police of recent activity relating to drugs.
Officers are asking for the public continue to provide them with any information on drug activity in the area.
A new £2 million scheme has been launched by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council to breathe life into town centres in our area.
The High Street Support Scheme will provide grant funding for existing businesses and support new businesses to set up in our town centres and create jobs.
Town centre businesses in Redcar, Eston, Loftus, Guisborough and Saltburn can lodge an expression of interest for funding, which they are expected to match, for improvement works including shop frontage works such as replacement windows or signage, fittings for existing businesses such as service counters and waiting areas, or to improve security with alarms, CCTV or shutters.