Zetland FM Local News - 25th November 2022
Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision in our area;
A Cleveland Police officer has been charged with driving without due care and attention after two teenagers were seriously injured in a horror smash;
...and more than 250 cannabis plants have been recovered from an address in Redcar.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision in our area.
The incident occurred at around 7pm on Wednesday evening on Normanby Road in South Bank at the junction with Briggs Avenue, and involved a white Transit van and a blue and white motorcycle.
The 22-year-old male rider of the motorcycle suffered serious injuries and was taken to James Cook University Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.
The 24-year-old male driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
He remains in police custody at this time.
Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.
A Cleveland Police officer has been charged with driving without due care and attention after two teenagers were seriously injured in a horror smash.
PC David French is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
It follows an incident which left an 18-year-old man and 17-year-old girl badly hurt.
It was previously reported that the teenage girl suffered potentially life-changing injuries.
A mandatory referral was made to the police watchdog following the crash on Grewgrass Lane, New Markse, in the early hours of May 22 earlier this year where a police van and Vauxhall Corsa collided.
The Corsa flipped on its side, set alight and the injured passengers had to be pulled from the burning vehicle.
The 38-year-old officer will appear at the magistrates' court on Friday, November 25, charged with driving without due care and attention.
More than 250 cannabis plants have been recovered from an address in Redcar.
Neighbourhood officers attended an address on Coatham Road in the town on Tuesday as a result of information from the local community.
The 259 plants, worth an estimated £250,000, were seized by police and enquiries are ongoing in relation to those responsible.
Anyone with information regarding drugs activity in our local area is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.