Zetland FM Local News - 11th January 2022
A man has appeared in court after a vicious attack which left a man fighting for his life in intensive care;
Police are investigating a fail to stop collision which occurred at the weekend;
...and Guisborough's historic town clock is set to make itself heard once again.
A man has appeared in court after a vicious attack which left a man fighting for his life in intensive care.
Mark Clayton, of Calderdale, Skelton, appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court yesterday morning and pleaded guilty to having unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm upon a person.
The incident took place in Redcar in the early hours of June 27 last year.
The court heard that Mr Clayton became aggressive and hostile with a man before being told to go away by the victim's girlfriend.
He then threw two punches at the victim knocking him unconscious.
The man was admitted to hospital with a bleed on the brain, fractured skull and jaw before being treated in intensive care.
Due to the seriousness of the offence, the case was sent to Teesside Crown Court.
Police are investigating a fail to stop collision which occurred at the weekend.
A male cyclist in his 40s was riding southbound along a footpath on Kings Road in North Ormesby when, as he crossed the entrance to the Buccaneer Pub car park, a light-coloured car pulled out of the car park and collided with the rider who fell to the ground.
He was taken by ambulance to James Cook University Hospital for treatment to leg fractures.
The driver did not stop at the scene and car was driven away northbound along Kings Road.
We would appeal for the driver and anyone with information/dash cam or cctv who has not yet spoken with police to get in touch on the non-emergency number 101.
Guisborough's historic town clock is set to make itself heard once again.
The timepiece, which has rung in every hour and chimed every quarter since 1902, will be restored after townspeople and local businesses chipped in to raise the £5k needed for the work.
Council and church budgets could not fund the repairs so Guisborough residents launched a crowdfunding campaign.
The appeal was successful and the full amount needed for the repairs has now been raised.
The necessary repairs to the clock are now expected to be completed in around six to eight weeks.