Zetland FM Local News - 14th August 2018
Police are warning members of the public after an 87-year-old man was scammed on Churchill Road in Eston;
Police in Guisborough have seized a vehicle that was being driven illegally in the town;
...and a local MP is calling for a rail link to be extended into our area.
Police are warning members of the public after an 87-year-old man was scammed on Churchill Road in Eston.
The incident occurred at the beginning of August when a man approached the victim on the street and asked him to swap a £50 note for change as he needed the money to get a taxi.
The victim swapped the money, however when he tried to spend the £50 note he was told it was fake and he reported it to police.
Officers are warning members of the public to be vigilant about the scam and to not swap any money for £50 notes if you are approached to do so.
The man responsible is described as being 18-years-old, of slim build and around 5 ft 8” tall and he has short dark hair which was swept over at the front. He spoke with a local accent and wore a white shirt and charcoal grey trousers.
Anyone who thinks that they have been a victim to a scam is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Guisborough have seized a vehicle that was being driven illegally in the town.
Information was receieved by the Local Neighbourhood Policing Team that a local man in the Guisborough area was driving in the area with no insurance and no licence.
Officers acted upon the intelligence that was received straight away, and succesfully seized the vehicle yesterday.
The driver was also reported for the offences.
A local MP is calling for a rail link to be extended into our area.
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Simon Clarke is calling on TransPennine Express to extend their Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough service so that it starts and finishes in Saltburn ahead of a meeting with the company next month with Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen.
Simon met with Keith Simpson, the Chairman of the Saltburn Line User Group on Friday to discuss the proposal, which would bring an hourly service to Saltburn station to complement the existing Northern trains. The Saltburn Line User Group is strongly in support.
Extending the TransPennine service to Saltburn would provide direct fast access to cities like York, Leeds and Manchester – and would represent a huge boost for local tourism.
It is thought that the service would also call at Redcar.