Zetland FM Local News - 15th November 2023
A recent reduction in vehicle crime is being largely attributed to “good old-fashioned policing” by neighbourhood officers;
A man has been arrested after suspected drugs and weapons were seized in Middlesbrough;
...and residents in our area can access advice and support with the cost of living crisis at a community drop in session which is taking place today.
A recent reduction in vehicle crime is being largely attributed to “good old-fashioned policing” by neighbourhood officers.
In late summer Redcar and East Cleveland Neighbourhood Police Team set tackling theft from vehicle and vehicle interference offences as a local priority because figures were beginning to rise.
And officers’ concerted efforts appear to have paid off with just two crimes reported for the entire Redcar area in the first 13 days of November.
This is in addition to a 66% reduction throughout October across all Redcar and East Cleveland’s 18 wards compared with September, and just three offences reported across East Cleveland’s nine wards.
Five people were charged in October in connection with 23 alleged offences in Coatham, West Dyke, St Germains, Wheatlands and Brotton wards.
Some are on bail with curfew, one is on remand and another’s awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to 10 offences.
A man has been arrested after suspected drugs and weapons were seized in Middlesbrough.
As a result of patrols by the proactive team, suspected drugs activity was seen at an alley gate on Percy Street at around 10:30pm on Monday.
Suspected crack cocaine was recovered and a subsequent house search resulted in the seizure of weapons, cash and phones.
A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and he was taken into police custody.
Anyone who may have information regarding drugs activity in our local area is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
Residents in our area can access advice and support with the cost of living crisis at a community drop in session which is taking place today.
Another Cost of Living Crisis Community drop-in session is being held at Lazenby Village Hall today between midday and 2pm.
Residents are encouraged to pop in and speak to the services, which include, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Health Improvement, the Warm and Well Team, Trading Standards, Redcar and Cleveland Citizens Advice, MEC Affordable Warmth, Carers Together, Redcar & Cleveland Family Hubs, Cleveland Fire Brigade UK, Redcar & Cleveland Mind, Beyond Housing, and the Groundworks Energy Doctor who will all be on hand to offer advice, guidance and support on a range of topics.