Zetland FM Local News - 8th July 2023
Police are urging members of the public to remain vigilant after a spate of robberies in Middlesbrough town centre and Newport;
Motorists faced delays on a major road in our area yesterday following a collision;
...and a popular tourist attraction in our area has been nominated for a prestigious award.
Police are urging members of the public to remain vigilant after a spate of robberies in Middlesbrough town centre and Newport.
Cash, mobile phones and jewellery have all been targeted in the incidents.
Suspects have acted in a friendly manner towards the victims at first, such as asking for a 'high five' or a putting their arm around someone, before in some cases forcibly removing jewellery.
The most recent incident reported to police happened on Wednesday as a man walked along Linthorpe Road around 6:10pm, when he was approached by another man who was asking for directions.
The suspect then asked for a 'high five' as a thank you, then forcibly stole a gold bracelet from the victim's wrist.
The suspect in this incident is described as being of Eastern European appearance, of slim build and aged 18-25 years old.
Officers say members of the public should be aware of suspicious people in the street who may come across as overly friendly or may seem inappropriate with their contact.
Anyone with information regarding the incidents or those involved is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101
Motorists faced delays on a major road in our area yesterday following a collision.
The incident occurred on the A171 at Moorsholm towards Whitby, close to the Jolly Sailors pub).
Emergency services attended the scene and the road was blocked for some time whilst vehicle recovery and road cleaning took place.
The road reopened late afternoon yesterday.
A popular tourist attraction in our area has been nominated for a prestigious award.
The Saltburn Cliff Tramway has been nominated for a place on The Seaside Heritage Network's 'Bucket and Spade List', which is a top 10 list showcasing the best seaside experiences from all across the British coast.
If you would like to see the tramway make it into the final top ten of the 'Bucket and Spade' list, details of how you can vote for it can be found on the Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Facebook page.