Zetland FM Local News - 27th April 2021
A body has been found in the search for a missing science teacher from Stokesley School;
A man has been charged after allegedly using a stolen vehicle to ram into a police vehicle;
...and Cleveland Police are once again supporting Operation Sceptre, a national campaign which aims to raise awareness of knife crime and tackle it.
A body has been found in the search for a missing science teacher from Stokesley School.
Darren Blyth disappeared from his home in Trimdon Station, County Durham, on Wednesday, April 14.
The 55-year-old dad stated that he planned to take photographs of the sunset at Hawthorn Dene.
However the keen photographer did not return later that night.
Family, friends and colleagues all expressed their concern for him.
Police launched an extensive investigation and his wife penned a heartbreaking letter urging him to return home.
On Sunday evening, the body of a man was recovered from the Hawthorn area of County Durham.
Durham Constabulary said formal identification has yet to take place, but they believe it is Darren.
A man has been charged after allegedly using a stolen vehicle to ram into a police vehicle.
The alleged incident happened on the A172 near to Longlands Road in Middlesbrough around 2:50pm on Thursday.
A suspected stolen pedal bike was also recovered from the stolen car.
The 28-year-old man appeared in court on Friday charged with aggravated vehicle taking, driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, failing to provide a specimen for analysis, possession of a class B drug and using a motor vehicle without third party insurance.
Cleveland Police are once again supporting Operation Sceptre, a national campaign which aims to raise awareness of knife crime and tackle it.
The week-long campaign began yesterday, with officers taking the opportunity to raise awareness of knife crime and encourage people to hand in their knives.
Knife bins were introduced at each of our four main police stations in 2019 and these are still situated at front desks in Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland.
Anyone who has knives or sharp objects that they want to surrender, is encouraged to hand them in by using these bins in police stations.
If anyone is concerned about storing knives and sharp implements, or has any immediate safety concerns, they can call police on 101, or always call 999 in an emergency.