Zetland FM Local News - 2nd April 2022
It's been announced that funding of £3.5m will be used to establish a new team aimed at tackling Teesside's alarming rates of violent crime;
Four teenagers have been arrested during inquiries into an alleged assault on a man in his 60s;
...and a new and innovative integrated drug, alcohol and domestic abuse service, operating under the partnership name 'Thrive', was launched in Redcar and Cleveland yesterday.
It's been announced that funding of £3.5m will be used to establish a new team aimed at tackling Teesside's alarming rates of violent crime.
The Cleveland Police area has the second highest figures for violent crime and knife crime and anti-social behaviour rates are also increasing.
After a long campaign, the Home Office has agreed to provide £3.5m to establish Cleveland’s first unit dedicated to reducing those rates.
The new team will take a preventative approach to tackling serious violence, with the Police and Crime Commissioner's office bringing together local organisations such as the police, public health teams and hospital trusts.
Four teenagers have been arrested during inquiries into an alleged assault on a man in his 60s.
The alleged incident took place in Faygate Court in Hemlington on Monday 28th March.
Two 17-year-old males were arrested on suspicion of assault that day and on 30th March, two other boys (both age 14) were arrested - also on suspicion of assault.
All four were subsequently interviewed and the 17-year-olds were released under investigation while the 14-year-olds were released with bail conditions.
Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Police Team say their enquiries are on-going.
A new and innovative integrated drug, alcohol and domestic abuse service, operating under the partnership name 'Thrive', was launched in Redcar and Cleveland yesterday.
The new support service, for people facing the challenge of substance misuse or domestic abuse, is committed to providing personalised support and working to educate and prevent substance use and domestic abuse.
The 'Thrive' Partnership is made up of key partners and the council and includes lead provider 'We Are With You' who will deliver the core substance misuse service, 'Harbour' who will provide core domestic abuse services and 'Intuitive Thinking Skills' who will provide behaviour and recovery programmes to those taking part.