Zetland FM Local News - 7th May 2022
Neighbourhood officers tackling reports of crime and ASB in and around Eston and Normanby have made two arrests;
Detectives are appealing for information after a man was assaulted by a large group of males while walking through an alleyway in Middlesbrough;
...and the former Marks and Spencer and Goodwins buildings in Redcar town centre are set to become the location of a new family attraction after revised regeneration plans were revealed.
Neighbourhood officers tackling reports of crime and ASB in and around Eston and Normanby have made two arrests.
The two juvenile boys were arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday in connection with a series of recent alleged offences, mainly related to reported anti-social behaviour in the Fabian Road area of Teesville.
The youngsters were arrested on suspicion of harassment, criminal damage, witness intimidation and burglary, and have been released under investigation while inquiries continue.
A local address was searched as part of the investigation, and a motorbike which had been reported stolen from an address in New Marske was recovered.
It will be returned to its rightful owner.
Detectives are appealing for information after a man was assaulted by a large group of males while walking through an alleyway in Middlesbrough.
The 43-year-old was at the rear of Somerset Street at around ten to seven last Saturday evening when six or seven young males attacked him with metal poles, causing him to fall to the ground and leaving him with injuries to his head and hand.
The victim was treated at James Cook University Hospital, and then released.
Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information which could assist on-going enquiries to get in touch on the non-emergency number 101.
The former Marks and Spencer and Goodwins buildings in Redcar town centre are set to become the location of a new family attraction after revised regeneration plans were revealed.
Residents have now responded on a revamp of Redcar’s £25m Town Deal plans which see the town’s library on the move and a new location for a planned indoor family activity centre.
Redcar and Cleveland Council said the new family activity centre, which is proposed to include bowling, a climbing wall, laser tag and “augmented reality” entertainment, would no longer be sited on the town’s Esplanade after a suitable purchase agreement was unable to be reached with property owners.
Instead it will move onto the site of the former Marks & Spencer store in the High Street, the freehold for which has already been obtained by the council and the building next door, a former Woolworths, which has been occupied by cut-price retailer Goodwins and which it has also agreed to buy.
Meanwhile, the centre will be joined by a new relocated Redcar library, the current one being sited in Kirkleatham Street, which is part of Redcar and Cleveland House, to create a cultural and leisure hub. The council said a public events space intended to create a direct link between The Esplanade and the High Street would still be included in the plans.