Zetland FM Local News - 15th June 2023
A man has been ordered to pay more than £200 in fines and court costs at Teesside Magistrates Court after admitting littering in Redcar;
A man is in custody after an incident whereby a Range Rover made off from police in North Ormesby;
...and the Saltburn Cliff Tramway has reopened following a breakdown earlier this week.
A man has been ordered to pay more than £200 in fines and court costs at Teesside Magistrates Court after admitting littering in Redcar.
The court heard the 41-year-old was seen by a Council Environmental Enforcement Officer throwing a cigarette from his blue Fiesta car in Majuba Road Car Park, on Redcar seafront in October last year.
The Environment Officer approached the litterer, who gave his address as Birdsall Row, Redcar, and asked if he knew why he was there.
The man replied “no idea” and the officer then explained why and that littering is an offence and cautioned him. The motorist was then issued with a £150 Fixed Penalty Notice.
Magistrates were told the fine was not paid but the accused had subsequently admitted to it in a letter to the court. The court then ordered the man to pay the fine and costs.
A man is in custody after an incident whereby a Range Rover made off from police in North Ormesby.
The vehicle was approached by police around 8:30pm on Tuesday on Stainton Street with three males inside.
One of the passengers was outside the vehicle, when it suddenly made off at speed.
A machete was located on the floor and was seized.
The 20-year-old passenger then made off on foot from officers, but after a foot pursuit was detained and arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.
Officers re-traced the route and a large back of suspected crack cocaine deals was found.
The passenger was further arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
The Range Rover was located abandoned and has been recovered.
Enquiries are ongoing to trace the driver of the vehicle and the occupants in connection with dangerous driving and drugs offences.
The Saltburn Cliff Tramway has reopened following a breakdown earlier this week.
The lift, which transports people to and from the seafront in Saltburn, had to undergo a number of repairs and tests before being able to be put back into service.
The tramway had been closed after a tram became stuck on Tuesday afternoon.