Zetland FM Local News - 18th July 2020
A nine-year-old child has sadly died following an incident in Marske;
A court has heard how a burglar was knocked unconscious with his own weapon when he confronted a bystander;
...and Redcar and Cleveland residents and businesses are being invited to give their ideas on how they would like to see Redcar transformed if the town were to receive millions of pounds worth of investment.
A nine-year-old child has sadly died following an incident in Marske.
Emergency services, including Cleveland Police and the North East Ambulance Service, were called to Hambleton Crescent in the town on Thursday just after 5pm.
They were treating a nine-year-old child who died a short time afterwards.
The force confirmed it is working with the coroner’s office to ascertain the circumstances of this incident, which is currently being treated as a "sudden death".
Specially trained officers are now supporting the child’s family.
A court has heard how a burglar was knocked unconscious with his own weapon when he confronted a bystander.
On Thursday, Teesside Crown Court heard that 39 year old Malcolm Readman was armed with a sledgehammer and a crowbar when broke into a unit at the Bow Street Business Centre in Guisborough on December 8th last year and stole around £1,000 worth of goods with the help of an accomplice.
However a bystander had witnessed the burglary and confronted Mr Readman as he and his friend began to make their escape.
The court heard that rather than run away, Mr Readman decided to "confront" the man.
However the unnamed bystander overpowered Mr Readman and hit him over the head with the hammer that had been used to smash into the property.
Mr Readman, of Broadway in Grangetown, managed to stumble away but was later caught after police found his blood at the scene.
He was jailed for 16 months for the offence.
Redcar and Cleveland residents and businesses are being invited to give their ideas on how they would like to see Redcar transformed if the town were to receive millions of pounds worth of investment.
Redcar is among 101 towns selected by Government to agree a deal for up to £25 million from the Government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund.
As part of the bid, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council has helped establish the Redcar Town Board, made up of representatives from across the public and private sector, with a passion for wanting to make Redcar a vibrant, sustainable town.
The board would like the views of those who live and work in Redcar, as well as visitors from outside of the area, on what they think will help regenerate the town if the board receives the £25 million investment.
If you'd like to give your ideas on the future of Redcar, please visit redcartowndeal.com