Zetland FM Local News - 11th October 2018
A man has appeared in court accused of a spray paint attack on homeless man Michael Cash;
Neighbourhood officers are continuing to tackle anti social behaviour in the Coatham Ward area of Redcar;
...and police have made two arrests following a recent spate of vehicle crime in Redcar.
A man has appeared in court accused of a spray paint attack on homeless man Michael Cash.
33 year old Aaron Jones, of Balmor Road, Normanby, appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court yesterday.
Mr Jones was charged with assault and criminal damage and arrived at court wearing a Frankenstein mask.
The charges related to an assault of Mr Cash near to the Tesco Express on Normanby High Street, which was reported to police on Sunday, September 9.
A video of the incident was later posted on Facebook of Mr Cash being sprayed with red coloured paint as he was sitting at the back of The Shed micropub.
Days later Mr Cash was found dead in Eston Cemetery .
Police have not linked the alleged attack with Mr Cash's death.
In court yesterday, Mr Jones was sentenced to an 18 month community order, 180 unpaid work days, 20 rehabilitation activity days, and ordered to pay £100 compensation and £170 court costs.
Neighbourhood officers are continuing to tackle anti social behaviour in the Coatham Ward area of Redcar.
Police have increased evening patrols around McDonalds, the High Street and the Esplanade, with further perpetrators have been identified and have been issued with Acceptable Behaviour Agreements.
Partnership working continues as officers are liaising with Beyond Housing and the Local Authority to discuss community issues in Zetland Park and Westbourne Grove.
If anti-social behaviour is affecting your quality of life, or making you fear your safety or the safety of others, contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
Police have made two arrests following a recent spate of vehicle crime in Redcar.
Yesterday officers arrested a 33 year old male and a 31 year old female on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle.
Police are reminding residents to ensure that all belongings, including smaller items such as loose change, are removed from vehicles and are not on display as this will entice thieves to break in.
Anyone with information about crime, can contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.