Zetland FM Local News - 9th April 2022
Police investigating a report of a collision in Middlesbrough on Wednesday are appealing for further information;
Economic Crime Officers with the assistance of colleagues from the Gambling Commission have worked to ensure a man has had to surrender tens of thousands of pounds;
...and primary school children from across Redcar and Cleveland have met with employers of today to learn about the jobs of the future as part of an innovative, new, business-backed project.
Police investigating a report of a collision in Middlesbrough on Wednesday are appealing for further information.
Officers are grateful to those who have assisted so far and are keen to speak to the driver of a white hatchback who they believe may have witnessed the collision.
The incident occurred at around 5.25pm on Premier Road in Middlesbrough, when a motorbike was involved in a collision with a 6-year-old child riding a pedal cycle and a further collision with a parked vehicle.
The 11-year-old passenger of the motorbike sustained serious injuries and is receiving hospital treatment.
The 6-year-old cyclist is also receiving hospital treatment.
A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving offences.
He has been released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.
Officers are appealing to the driver of the white hatchback who may have witnessed the collision, or anyone who has not already spoken with police, to call them on the non-emergency number 101.
Economic Crime Officers with the assistance of colleagues from the Gambling Commission have worked to ensure a man has had to surrender tens of thousands of pounds.
In July 2020, an investigation into a 27-year-old man from Middlesbrough began as he was suspected of running illegal lotteries from his Facebook page.
The man was running a substantial amount of lottery style services including ‘bonus balls’ and ‘raffles’ for his own personal gain with thousands of transactions going through his bank accounts.
These types of lotteries are the preserve of charities and other ‘good causes’ and cannot be run for private or commercial gain unless they qualify as one of the ‘exempt’ class of lotteries in the Gambling Act 2005.
At a Proceeds of Crime hearing at the end of March, a forfeiture order was made for almost £140,000 held in bank accounts belonging to the man which were considered to be his personal profit from the lotteries.
Primary school children from across Redcar and Cleveland have met with employers of today to learn about the jobs of the future as part of an innovative, new, business-backed project.
It’s all part of an exciting new careers programme that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics careers in primary schools, shaping the children’s understanding of the world of work.
The Building Our Future project was launched at Redcar and Cleveland’s Inspire2Learn Centre in Redcar recently with employers, schools, and student teachers meeting the children.
It introduces children across the borough to a wide range of exciting local occupations on their doorstep while challenging stereotypes.
Three schools have been involved so far: Belmont Primary in Guisborough, St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School in Redcar and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Grangetown.