Zetland FM Local News - 20th September 2021
The Dorman Long industrial tower on the former Redcar steelworks site was demolished at the weekend;
A man has been arrested after an alleged assault on 16-year-old boy in Guisborough;
...and a woman had to be airlifted to a hospital on Teesside after suffering a fall on the beach.
The Dorman Long industrial tower on the former Redcar steelworks site was demolished at the weekend.
The concrete structure was brought down by a controlled explosion in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Campaigners against the destruction had argued it was a monument to Teesside's industrial past.
However the Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said that if it had been allowed to remain, it would have cost the taxpayer in excess of £9m.
The South Tees Development Corporation said the overnight work was to ensure there was no disruption to train services on the nearby railway line.
It added that the demolition is all part of the redevelopment work to make the site investor-ready so that the major projects that will bring jobs for local people can progress as smoothly and quickly.
A man has been arrested after an alleged assault on 16-year-old boy in Guisborough.
Police are investigating after it was reported that a 16-year-old boy had suffered an injury to his ear in an unprovoked attack in Guisborough on Tuesday 14th September.
Officers now say that a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault on Friday and he was interviewed and released under investigation while inquiries continue.
Police are now reminding the public that this is an on-going investigation and are asking people not to speculate on social media as this could affect any future legal process.
A woman had to be airlifted to a hospital on Teesside after suffering a fall on the beach.
The Humber Coastguard were called to Seaham in County Durham at 11.30am yesterday morning.
They said an injured female had taken a fall on the beach and was in a remote location.
She was rescued by the coastguard helicopter and transported to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
It is not yet clear how serious her injuries were.