Zetland FM Local News - 24th May 2022
A woman and girl have been released under investigation following an alleged child abduction in Redcar;
Police are appealing for information after a report that a man was attacked in Middlesbrough on Saturday night;
...and a new Mayor has been appointed for Redcar and Cleveland.
A woman and girl have been released under investigation following an alleged child abduction in Redcar.
The duo were arrested on Sunday, May 22, at Redcar Race Course off Thrush Road, after they allegedly approached a two-year-old girl who was with her family at a car boot sale.
The two females tried to walk away with the toddler, but were challenged and reportedly released the tot before being detained.
Cleveland Police has now confirmed that the pair have been released under investigation, while the force carry out "a small number of remaining lines of enquiry."
The force has also warned social media users against speculating about the incident following "large-scale interest."
Police are appealing for information after a report that a man was attacked in Middlesbrough on Saturday night.
Paramedics were called to treat a 32-year-old man who had injuries to his upper back and arm after allegedly being assaulted with a weapon in Union Street between 7.30 and 8pm.
Two men, aged 20 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of assault and have been interviewed and bailed while inquiries continue.
Police are asking any witnesses or anyone else with information to contact them on the non-emergency numnber 101.
A new Mayor has been appointed for Redcar and Cleveland.
Father-of-two, Councillor Stuart Smith, was appointed at the Annual General Meeting of the Council last Thursday, and was invested officially yesterday.
The Independent Councillor for the Saltburn ward will be supported by his wife of 37 years, Sue, who will act as his Mayoress.
Sue is a GP Practice Nurse, and together they have two children, Ben and Sam, as well as two grandchildren, Jacob and Joshua.
The new Mayor, who has represented the Saltburn ward since 2011, has chosen to support two charities for his year in office, The Great North Air Ambulance and Teesside Hospice.