Zetland FM Local News - 23rd July 2020
Police are appealing for witnesses after a report of a rape in Redcar;
Tributes have been paid to a teenage cyclist who died after a road traffic accident;
...and young people in our area will soon have the chance to influence decisions on crime, community safety and policing, as recruitment launches for a new Commission established by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a report of a rape in Redcar.
The incident happened at half past midnight yesterday morning on Redcar High Street near to the Blue Lounge.
The 18-year-old female victim is being supported by specially trained officers.
Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have seen a man on Redcar High Street around the time of the incident, who was believed to be carrying a knife and may have made threats towards members of the public.
A 26-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and taken into police custody.
Anyone who may have seen the man, or anyone who may have further information, is asked to contact Redcar and Cleveland CID on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Tributes have been paid to a teenage cyclist who died after a road traffic accident.
14 year old Jake Hurst was riding a bike involved in a crash with a white Volkswagen Golf on Bankfields Road in Eston on Tuesday evening.
Jake was taken to James Cook University Hospital for treatment but died shortly afterwards.
Officers are now investigating the circumstances around his death.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have captured it on dash cam footage is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
Young people in our area will soon have the chance to influence decisions on crime, community safety and policing, as recruitment launches for a new Commission established by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Cleveland Youth Commission on Police and Crime will give up to 25 young people aged 14 to 25 the chance to support, challenge and inform the work of Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger.
Meeting every four weeks until March 2021, the Commission will seek the views of other young people on policing and crime, plan events and help to host the first Cleveland Youth Commission Conference – which will be attended by senior leaders from the police and other agencies. All activities are designed to fit around school, work, college or university.
At the end of the project, the young people will publish a report into the policing and community safety priorities of young people in living in Cleveland.
Young people who are interested in applying can do so via the Police and Crime Commisioners website.