Zetland FM Local News - 30th October 2018
The chancellor has revealed that the former SSI steelworks in our area could become the UK's first "special economic area";
Police have issued an appeal following an assault in North Ormesby;
...and police in Redcar are warning that anti-social will not be tolerated during the school half term holidays.
The chancellor has revealed that the former SSI steelworks in our area could become the UK's first "special economic area".
The new status, announced yesterday in Chancellor Philip Hammond's autumn budget, will see £14m invested to unlock 1500 potential jobs at the site.
It also allows business rates to be kept locally and reinvested into developing more of the huge Redcar site.
Tees Mayor Ben Houchen says up to £14million has been earmarked to help attract two major metalworks projects to the site.
Another headline announcement saw a £16.5m pledge to the Tees Valley Combined Authority to improve transport links through the Transforming Cities fund.
Police have issued an appeal following an assault in North Ormesby.
At approximately five to midnight on Friday a large scale disturbance on Dorothy Street in North Ormesby was reported to police.
Two women were in the street outside their house when a group of approximately eight unknown youths had appeared.
The youths were reported to have been causing a large amount of noise and smashing glass bottles.
The women asked the group to be careful owing to vehicles parked in the street but she was then assaulted, suffering minor bruising.
A 40 year old male occupant of the same address also came outside and he was set upon by the group, who punched and kicked him and also assaulted him with a baseball bat.
The male victim was taken to James Cook Hospital suffering multiple facial fractures and had a large number of teeth knocked out in the attack. He is currently in a stable condition.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Andy Micklewright of the Middlesbrough Operational Crime Team via the non-emergency number 101.
Police in Redcar are warning that anti-social will not be tolerated during the school half term holidays.
Last night officers from the Redcar Neighbourhood policing team responded to a report of a group of youths setting off fireworks in Holyhead Park.
Officers say that although may be approaching Halloween and Bonfire night but that is not an excuse to act in an anti-social manner and this behaviour will not be tolerated.
Police also continued to respond to anti-social behaviour issues at McDonalds on Thrush Road in Redcar resulting in PCSOs being deployed to the area and this will continue over the school holidays.
To report anti-social behaviour in your area please contact the police on 101.