Zetland FM Local News - 23rd March 2021
A man from New Marske is to go on trial after denying the murder of two-year-old Grace Thorpe;
Police have confirmed that a teenager who was involved in a motorbike accident in woodland near Lazenby at the weekend has died;
...and Police are warning the public to be vigilant after a number of reports of attempted burglaries in our area.
A man from New Marske is to go on trial after denying the murder of two-year-old Grace Thorpe.
The toddler was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after emergency services attended a property on Dale Street in New Marske on November 10th last year.
She was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for treatment but died two days later.
26-year-old Adam Jackson, of Dale Street, New Marske, was charged with Grace's murder on November 13th last year.
Mr Jackson appeared at Teesside Crown Court yesterday, via video link from Durham prison, where he pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder.
Mr Jackson's trial will now go ahead at the court in Middlesbrough on July 26th.
Police have confirmed that a teenager who was involved in a motorbike accident in woodland near Lazenby at the weekend has died.
Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to the area at around 2.40 on Sunday afternoon following reports that a boy riding a motorbike had collided with a tree.
The injured boy, who is believed to be 16-years-old, was taken to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital with serious injuries where he later died.
Any witnesses to the incident who haven’t already spoken with officers are asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
Police are warning the public to be vigilant after a number of reports of attempted burglaries in our area.
Officers say they have received a number of reports of 'walk-in' burglaries or attempted burglaries in the Dormanstown area over the last few weeks.
Now the public are being advised to lock your doors and windows as soon as you get in or are outside.
House alarms should be set overnight, and keys shouldn't be left in a door, or by the door - instead they should be out of sight in a safe place.
If you have any information about a crime contact the police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.