Zetland FM Local News - 31st July 2020
A man and a woman have been arrested after police carried out raid in Redcar and Middlesbrough yesterday;
Police are appealing for any witnesses to a robbery in Coulby Newham;
...and the first of two cycle routes in Redcar and Cleveland aimed at providing more space to cyclists and pedestrians after lockdown will be launched today.
A man and a woman have been arrested after police carried out raid in Redcar and Middlesbrough yesterday.
A team of 14 special constables, who volunteer for Cleveland Police carried out the searches on Wednesday.
The strategy was part of Operation Phoenix, which is a summer-long operation to improve public service, prioritise vulnerability, tackle serious violence and prevent crime.
The officers carried out warrants in Redcar and Middlesbrough and arrested two people – a man on suspicion of sexual offences, and a woman wanted on suspicion of assault.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to a robbery in Coulby Newham.
The incident is reported to have happened around 8:30pm on Tuesda at Fairy Dell.
A male was reported to have approached a group of four 13 year-olds and threatened them with a knife before stealing three mobile phones and cash.
He then made off in the direction of the crossing near Tesco at the Parkway Centre.
Officers believe there may have been people nearby at the time of the incident who may have information which could assist their investigation.
A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of class A drugs. He remains in police custody at this time.
Any witnesses or anyone with private CCTV around the area of Fairy Dell is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The first of two cycle routes in Redcar and Cleveland aimed at providing more space to cyclists and pedestrians after lockdown will be launched today.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council was allocated £86,000 from Government funding via the Tees Valley Combined Authority to deliver projects that will allow cyclists and pedestrians to have more space.
From today, Wilton Lane between Guisborough and Wilton will become a quiet lane for walking and cycling.
The only vehicles permitted on the route will be for those accessing residential and agricultural properties and businesses on the lane.
The second cycle route, which improves the pedestrian and cycle route between South Bank Railway Station and Flatts Lane Country Park, is expected to launch in early August.
The routes are temporary and are expected to be in place for up to three months.