Zetland FM Local News - 13th June 2018
A man has been arrested after a woman was allegedly raped in Redcar;
The Met Office has issued a weather warning in anticipation of winds up to 70mph;
...and a director of the company which operates Teesport has been recognised by the Queen.
A man has been arrested after a woman was allegedly raped in Redcar.
The alleged attack is said to have taken place in the area around Charles Street in the town.
Police vans were on the street for most of Sunday, and the steps to the railway footbridge were cordoned off by officers whilst investigations took place.
Cleveland Police have confirmed that a 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and he has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.
The incident comes just over a year after another woman was allegedly raped in the alleyway which runs behind Charles Street, along the railway line through Redcar.
The Met Office has issued a weather warning in anticipation of winds up to 70mph.
A Yellow warning for tomorrow has been announced for the North-east, including Redcar and Cleveland.
Strong winds are expected to develop later this evening in association with a deep area of low pressure.
Westerly winds are likely to gust between 50 and 60 mph in many areas and possibly around 70 mph in some exposed locations, before gradually easing from the west during tomorrow afternoon.
A director of the company which operates Teesport has been recognised by the Queen.
Jim French, Director of Portcentric Logistics at PD Ports has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to young people in the transport industry.
Jim joined PD Ports in 2003 where he has worked as a director of logistics for more than 13 years.
Now semi-retired, for the last four years Jim has dedicated his time at PD Ports in consistently advancing the cause of young people in the logistics industry, culminating in the launch and continued successful operation of the Tees Valley Logistics Academy run with Stockton Riverside College and supported by national charity Career Ready and Think Logistics.
Jim was awarded 'Volunteer of the Year' status by Career Ready in 2016 for his contribution to the successful formation of the Tees Valley Logistics Academy with his work being described as 'inspirational'.