Zetland FM Local News - 15th February 2022
One of the five people accused of the murder of Tomasz Dembler claims he saw the Middlesbrough man allegedly being "battered" by one of his co-defendants, during a party held at his North Ormesby home;
Household waste which was travelling more than 300 miles to be processed will now be dealt with closer to home;
...and residents in Saltburn are to be consulted on proposed transportation improvements within the town.
One of the five people accused of the murder of Tomasz Dembler claims he saw the Middlesbrough man allegedly being "battered" by one of his co-defendants, during a party held at his North Ormesby home.
The defendant told a silent jury at Teesside Crown Court yesterday that he heard screaming coming from Mr Dembler's downstairs bedroom in the early hours of Sunday March 21 last year - when the other housemates and friends were enjoying a party in another room.
Yesterday saw the first of the five accused giving evidence during the murder trial.
It is the prosecution's case that the five defendants all took part in the murder of Mr Dembler and the disposal of his body.
Mr Dembler was 39 when he died. His body was found buried in a shallow grave in woodland near Flatts Lane in Normanby on April 12 last year.
The trial continues.
Household waste which was travelling more than 300 miles to be processed will now be dealt with closer to home.
Redcar and Cleveland Council had been sending kerbside-collected items for recycling to Newry, Northern Ireland, after a previous provider went bust.
It had 48 hours to find a replacement so a contract was awarded to Re-Gen group under "urgency provisions".
An agreement has now been signed with Cumbria Waste Management, which has a recycling plant in South Bank.
The three-year contract, which is worth £4.73m, comes after a joint procurement process was undertaken with Middlesbrough Council.
Residents in Saltburn are to be consulted on proposed transportation improvements within the town.
As visitor numbers grow year on year, members of the Saltburn community have called for highway and parking improvements, in order to ease congestion and prevent overspill parking into residential areas of the town.
The proposed transportation strategy will include a number of suggestions for improving flow, safety and access for all around the town and will form just one part of a much wider initiative for Saltburn's future.
The plans are designed to, first and foremost, take care of the needs of its residents and businesses, while also safely accommodating a growing number of visitors – making the well-loved beauty spot an even more enjoyable experience for everyone.
As a result, the Council have commissioned traffic consultants Capita, who will shortly be carrying out an initial public consultation, before taking forward suggestions and recommendations to a second, statutory consultation.