Zetland FM Local News - 2nd July 2020
Police were called to a report of a suspected stolen vehicle on Maldon Road in Middlesbrough, on Tuesday 30th June;
Police are appealing to trace a man that they want to speak to in connection with a report of racially aggravated public order in Middlesbrough;
...and an historic church in Loftus has been brought into public ownership.
Police were called to a report of a suspected stolen vehicle on Maldon Road in Middlesbrough, on Tuesday 30th June.
On police arrival, no vehicle was located but a suspicious rider of a moped caught the attention of officers.
The rider reportedly made off on foot into a nearby wooded area and shortly after a police dog located the male.
The 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possessing a class B drug and driving offences and was taken into custody.
Suspected drugs and hundreds of pounds were also recovered from the male.
Police are appealing to trace a man that they want to speak to in connection with a report of racially aggravated public order in Middlesbrough.
The incident happened at around 5:40pm on Sunday 14th June as two women, both aged 19, walked down the steps from Newport Bridge on the Middlesbrough side of the bridge near to Newport roundabout.
They were approached by a male on a small, dark motorbike who shouted racial abuse at them, whilst trying to intimidate them both by driving his motorbike in front of them as they tried to walk away.
The suspect is described as a white male, around 5ft 6” tall, aged in his late twenties, missing front teeth and wearing khaki clothing.
Officers would appeal for the male to contact them, or anyone who may know the identity of the man in the image, to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
An historic church in Loftus has been brought into public ownership.
Yesterday Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council completed the purchase of the Congregational Church, located on the high street, at a cost of £47,500.
The council’s intention is to renovate it into a business and cultural event space which could stream cinema films and host community performances.
The building closed its doors in the 1990s and has stood empty ever since.
Earlier this year, the council also bought the Grade II-listed former Barclays Bank building, located at the heart of the Market Place, with the intention of transforming it into high-quality tourist accommodation and to reintroduce a form of banking or post office service to the local area.