Zetland FM Local News - 24th August 2018
Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a dog was injured at Stewart Park in Middlesbrough;
A rock-fall warning has been issued for the cliffs around Teesside’s coast following a tragedy which saw a nine-year-old girl die in Staithes;
...and the latest Cleveland Fire Brigade figures show house fires continuing to drop and the number of call-outs also going down.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a dog was injured at Stewart Park in Middlesbrough.
The incident happened at around 2pm on Tuesday 21st August.
A man was sat on a bench in Stewart Park near to the Captain Cook memorial with his Boston Terrier puppy.
Another dog, a black cross described as a Staffordshire Bull Terrier crossed with a Labrador, which was wearing a thick leather collar, attacked the puppy. The owner of the puppy managed to separate the dogs and the owner of the cross walked away with his dog towards the museum.
The puppy was left with badly injured front paws, one of which may require amputation.
The owner of the offending dog is described as a white male, aged in his late 50’s, of heavy build, with cropped grey hair. He was wearing dark grey tracksuit bottoms with a white strip down the leg and he was carrying a large dog chain.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Mark Cubitt from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A rock-fall warning has been issued for the cliffs around Teesside’s coast following a tragedy which saw a nine-year-old girl die in Staithes.
As reported on Zetland FM, cliffs in Saltburn crumbled into the sea the following day - but luckily, when the tide was in.
And the British Geological Survey said recent unprecedented warm dry weather is likely to be a contributing factor to the high number of rock falls happening around the country.
Now the East Cleveland Neighbourhood Police Team, posting on its Facebook page, has reiterated the warning and asked members of the public to stay clear of the cliffs following rock falls at Saltburn Cliffs.
They are advising the public to stay safe and report any dangers to the Coast Guard on 999 if an emergency occurs.
Latest Cleveland Fire Brigade figures show house fires continuing to drop and the number of call-outs also going down.
From April to June 2018 there were 2,242 incidents, a 22% decrease from the same period last year and 30 accidental dwelling fires, down some 35%.
The figures also show nearly 4500 Home Fire Safety Visits where firefighters checked and fitted smoke alarms and gave further advice to keep people safe in their homes. The figure includes nearly 1000 Safe and Well Visits where the Brigade joins forces with health partners to signpost where additional help may be needed.
Nearly 200 people were referred to other agencies and if needed were given added equipment to prevent hazards in the home.
The agencies range from dementia support organisations and befriending services, to stop smoking and alcohol advice.