Zetland FM Local News - 11th August 2018
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in our area yesterday;
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fail to stop collision in Acklam;
...and the Chancellor has announced that researchers and entrepreneurs in our area will benefit from government funding to create the technologies of tomorrow.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in our area yesterday.
The team were contacted by the North East Ambulance Service just after 1.30 yesterday afternoon to assist their crew after a motorcyclist crashed off the road.
The rider was one of five motorcyclists from the Liverpool area who were on their way to Whitby when the incident occurred.
Team members responded and helped ambulance crews treat the injured man, and recover him from the ditch and hedgerow to the waiting ambulance where he was transported to James Cook University hospital.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fail to stop collision in Acklam.
The incident occurred at 7:30pm on Sunday on the green belt land close to Foxes Wood in Acklam when an off road motor cycle collided with a 76-year-old male pedestrian.
As a result of the collision, the pedestrian was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he was treated for a fracture to his wrist and injuries to his fingers.
The rider of the motorcycle left the scene prior to police arrival and officers would like this person to come forward as they may be able to assist with enquiries.
Any witnesses to the collision or anyone who knows the rider is asked to contact PC Jayson Morris from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101.
The Chancellor has announced that researchers and entrepreneurs in our area will benefit from government funding to create the technologies of tomorrow.
£107 million of funding will go to the Centre for Process Innovation in Redcar.
Speaking yesterday, Philip Hammond announced that the funding will expand successful 'catapult centres' which are fuelling innovation across the country, including in the North East, as part of the UK's ambitious, modern Industrial Strategy.
This new funding backs Britain's brightest talent - supporting work in high-tech labs, cutting-edge factories and advanced training centres.