Zetland FM Local News - 7th June 2023
A teenager has been acquitted of the murder of a man who he shot with a homemade slam gun;
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in our area yesterday;
...and the leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has released a statement following reports in the media that asylum seekers could be housed on floating vessels in our area.
A teenager has been acquitted of the murder of a man who he shot with a homemade slam gun.
The 17-year-old, who can't be named for legal reasons, appeared at Teesside Crown Court yesterday morning, as the jury delivered it's verdict.
The boy was found not guilty of murdering Alan Garbutt; and not guilty of the alternative charge of manslaughter.
Judge Howard Crowson released the boy from custody.
62-year-old Mr Garbutt was a drug addict and also had a history of selling drugs from his flat in Helmsley House in Guisborough.
He was found dead in the early hours of August 8th last year.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in our area yesterday.
At around twenty past five yesterday afternoon the team were called to assist a woman who had fallen and injured her right leg whilst walking on Eston Hills not far from Flatts Lane.
Two Team Land Rovers with five personnel onboard were sent to the scene.
Once assessed the casualty was provided with pain relief and her leg was splinted before she was then secured within a vacuum mattress and part-carried, part-sledged on a mountain rescue stretcher down some awkward terrain for about 650-metres.
She was then transferred to an ambulance for onward treatment in hospital.
The leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has released a statement following reports in the media that asylum seekers could be housed on floating vessels in our area.
Cllr Alec Brown said that the council has received no communication from the Government that people seeking asylum are to be housed on floating vessels on the River Tees.
He said that responsibility for asylum seekers sits with the Home Office, but the council would expect to be informed of any plans which involved our borough and is are currently seeking clarity following reports in the media.
Cllr Brown said that he is totally against the principal of housing people seeking asylum in this way – it is something more akin to Victorian times and as a society, we should have a more humane way of treating people while their asylum claims are assessed by the Home Office.