Zetland FM Local News - 12th December 2018
A police stand-off in Middlesbrough saw a man on a roof smashing windows and throwing items to the ground;
Officers looking into reports of an attack on a 61-year-old man have said they are now "satisfied" no assault took place;
...and it's been revealed that the least used railway station in Britain is in our area.
A police stand-off in Middlesbrough saw a man on a roof smashing windows and throwing items to the ground.
The man climbed onto the roof in Endsleigh Drive, Whinney Banks, around 10 o'clock yesterday morning.
It came after 999 calls to police over concerns for a man inside a property there.
Cleveland Police officers attended and within a few minutes a man made his way onto the roof of a property where he started smashing windows of houses close by, and hurling missiles to the ground.
Teams of police officers rushed to the scene with negotiators attempting to coax the man down.
Officers looking into reports of an attack on a 61-year-old man have said they are now "satisfied" no assault took place.
The man was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, on Saturday night, after he suffered the injuries at Norfolk Shops in Berwick Hills.
Pictures were shared online, showing the man left bloodied and with facial injuries.
But now a spokeswoman for Cleveland Police has said that having spoken in more depth to the gentleman yesterday afternoon, they are now satisfied that no assault appears to have taken place.
It's been revealed that the least used railway station in Britain is in our area.
Only 40 passengers have used the station at British Steel Redcar in the last year, according to the Office of Rail and Road figures.
Just four Northern trains stop at the station each day between Monday and Saturday, two to Bishop Auckland and two to Saltburn.
The station has no ticket machines, no waiting room, no toilet facilities and no step-free access.