Zetland FM Local News - 12th November 2022
Officers are appealing for witnesses or dash cam footage after a man was left with concussion after being assaulted in Redcar;
Residents says they are overjoyed after a controversial bid to build new houses on land which is home to wildlife was rejected;
...and a local charity has celebrated the achievements of young people at second annual awards.
Officers are appealing for witnesses or dash cam footage after a man was left with concussion after being assaulted in Redcar.
At around 4.30pm on Thursday, the 34-year-old male victim on Wykeham Close in the town when he was chased by a group of three males who made racially aggravated comments to him.
The man fell to the floor and the suspects, who were all dressed in dark or black clothing, kicked him in the head before stealing his car keys.
The vehicle was not stolen.
The victim was found collapsed near to the New Life Church after trying to flag down moving vehicles.
He received treatment at the scene for his injuries.
Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
Residents says they are overjoyed after a controversial bid to build new houses on land which is home to wildlife was rejected.
A plan by a developer to build 65 properties on a field near Trefoil Close in Guisborough attracted opposition over concerns over the impact on rare wildlife living in the field and nearby Hutton Beck - which include otters, deers, barn owls, and great crested newts.
Redcar and Cleveland Council rejected a planning application for the development at a meeting attended by protest group Guisborough Against More Building on Open Land at Redcar Civic Centre on Thursday.
In recent months, the campaign group and nearby residents have voiced their concerns of an influx of heavy traffic if the homes went ahead.
Other concerns included an increased chance of flooding due to pressure on nearby sewers close to Hutton Beck, as well as endangering local wildlife which thrives on the field where the houses were planned to be built.
The developer now has the right to appeal the council's decision with the Planning Inspectorate.
A local charity has celebrated the achievements of young people at second annual awards.
The Junction held its second annual awards evening on Thursday.
The awards celebrate the achievements of the children and young people the charity supports.
This includes children who help care for a relative through to those who may need support with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Over 25 young people were nominated for awards in 7 categories which included the Little Star and Young Carers awards.