Zetland FM Local News - 6th August 2020
A Redcar man has been jailed for eight years for child sex offences;
It's been revealed that a cyber-attack on Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's computer systems earlier this year is estimated to have cost more than £10m;
...and a 16-year-old boy has appeared in court over an alleged assault on an police officer.
A Redcar man has been jailed for eight years for child sex offences.
41-year-old Andrew Rutter of Goldrill Gardens in Redcar appeared at Teesside Crown Court on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to a number of child sex offences carried out against a youngster several years ago.
Mr Rutter was due to be sentenced in April however this was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He was jailed for eight years and will be on the sex offenders' register indefinitely.
He was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
It's been revealed that a cyber-attack on Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's computer systems earlier this year is estimated to have cost more than £10m.
Around 135,000 people in our area were without online public services after Redcar and Cleveland's website and computers were targeted in February.
Online appointment bookings, planning documents, social care advice and council housing complaints systems were among services which went offline and experts from the UK's National Cyber Security Centre were drafted in to help restore them.
The local authority has been in discussions with the government over covering the cost of the attack.
The council, which has been under pressure to reveal the cost of the incident, gave the figure in a budget update report.
A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court over an alleged assault on an police officer.
Emergency services were treating an injured man at around 7.30pm on June 8, near to Saltburn viaduct when a group of youths approached the scene.
The youths were then reported to have become abusive.
As police attended the scene, an officer was allegedly assaulted, and a school boy was arrested and subsequently charged.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in court yesterday charged with possession of a blade or sharply pointed article in a public place, public order offences and assault on an emergency worker.