Zetland FM Local News - 11th July 2020
A court has heard how a dog owner let his German Shepherd starve to death and left another with severe muscle wastage has been jailed;
Police have recovered drugs concealed in sweet wrappers and thousands of pounds in cash following raids in our area;
...and residents visiting the Dunsdale Recycling Centre are being advised of new operating hours on site.
A court has heard how a dog owner let his German Shepherd starve to death and left another with severe muscle wastage has been jailed.
Teesside Crown Court heard how 35 year old Michael Warren, from Grangetown, neglected the two dogs so badly that when RSPCA inspectors visited on June 27th this year it was too late to save one of the animals.
The other dog had been starved to the point of emaciation.
Mr Warren, of Avondale Close in Grangetown, was jailed for a total of 30 weeks and disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years.
The court directed that the surviving dog be passed into the care of the RSPCA to ultimately be rehomed.
Police have recovered drugs concealed in sweet wrappers and thousands of pounds in cash following raids in our area.
Officers from Cleveland, Northumbria and the National Crime Agency assisted in two drugs warrants at properties in Redcar on Tuesday 30th June which were conducted by the North East Regional Special Operations Unit.
A man aged 29 and woman aged 25 were arrested as part of the operation to target drug dealing and tackle serious and organised crime across the Force areas.
As a result of the warrants, cannabis was seized along with high value items including a Rolex watch, a £5,000 electric bike, a van valued at over £20,000 and £6,000 cash.
The man and woman were arrested on suspicion of importing class B drugs and have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Residents visiting the Dunsdale Recycling Centre are being advised of new operating hours on site.
From Monday, the centre will be open to residents from 8am until 5pm daily - with vehicles requiring tipping permits only able to enter the site from 8am until 10am. The tip will also be accepting asbestos.
The recycling centre was previously open from 7am until 6pm to allow residents to dispose of the extra waste that may have built up during lockdown.
All previous social distancing measures remain in place and those entering the recycling centre will still require proof of residency in the Redcar and Cleveland.