Zetland FM Local News - 12th June 2021
Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Saltburn;
A new date is set to be fixed for the trial of a man accused of murdering toddler Grace Thorpe;
...and Police say that enquiries are continuing following an incident in Marske on Wednesday in which a man was found dead.
Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Saltburn.
The man, who is in his 50s, was assaulted whilst standing outside the Pizza Station takeaway shop in Station Square.
The incident occurred on Monday 31st May, which was Bank Holiday Monday, between 8:10pm and 8:30pm.
The victim was approached by a man who spoke to the victim and then attacked him by punching him repeatedly in the head and upper body.
As a result of the incident the victim suffered bruising and cuts to his head and body and two broken teeth.
The man responsible is described as being of large build and around 50 years old and was wearing shorts and a t-shirt.
It is believed prior to the incident, he was sat with a woman outside the seating area at Coco and Rum opposite the pizza shop.
Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or knows of the man responsible to contact Cleveland Police them on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A new date is set to be fixed for the trial of a man accused of murdering toddler Grace Thorpe.
Adam Jackson is charged with murdering the two-year-old girl in New Marske on November 10th last year.
Grace was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after emergency services were called to a property on Dale Street.
She was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for treatment but tragically passed away two days later.
Jackson, of Dale Street, New Marske, was charged with Grace's murder on November 13th.
The 27-year-old denied murder at Teesside Crown Court in March and a trial date was set for July 26th this year, however at a pre-trial review yesterday morning barristers said the case would not be ready to be heard by a jury on July 26 as they were still waiting for reports.
Another hearing for the trial to be discussed was set for July 5th and Mr Jackson was remanded in custody until that date.
Police say that enquiries are continuing following an incident in Marske on Wednesday in which a man was found dead.
Officers were called to an address on Wheatacre Close by Cleveland Fire Brigade colleagues at around 2.15am on Wednesday where they were dealing with a house fire.
On arrival a man from inside the address was discovered deceased.
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder but has now been released under investigation as enquiries continue.
Police are continuing to appeal to anyone with information, including dashcam or CCTV footage, to come forward.
Officers say they are not just interested in information relating to the incident on June 9 but we also want to hear from people who may have seen antisocial behaviour in the area before Wednesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.