Zetland FM Local News - 20th November 2023
One person has been taken to hospital following an incident in Saltburn yesterday;
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in our area at the weekend;
...and it's been announced that people from our area who are convicted of drug-driving will be among the first in the country to be offered an educational course to help them address their drug-taking habits.
One person has been taken to hospital following an incident in Saltburn yesterday.
Emergency services were called to Marske Road yesterday afternoon after receiving reports of an incident.
Northern confirmed that lines between Redcar Central and Saltburn were blocked at the time - with train services running to and from the stations cancelled.
The North East Ambulance Service has confirmed that it sent three ambulance crews and one clinical team leader to the scene, taking one person to the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.
The nature of this incident - or any potential injuries - is currently unknown.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in our area at the weekend.
The team were called out in the early hours of Saturday morning by North Yorkshire Police to help search for a missing vulnerable woman from Great Ayton.
Overnight team members and police officers were supported by a Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter.
Just after 9am the police reported that the lady had been found by local residents outside of the search area.
She was subsequently examined by a team doctor and although she was cold and wet when found, she was soon well enough to be taken home and into the care of her family.
It's been announced that people from our area who are convicted of drug-driving will be among the first in the country to be offered an educational course to help them address their drug-taking habits.
Current UK legislation offers educational courses for drink-driving and for driving without due care attention – but there is no such course for those found to be driving under the influence of drugs.
The Department for Transport has selected the South Tees area – which encompasses both the Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland local authority areas – as a testing site for an educational drug-driving course.
The first course is expected to take place in early 2024 and will signpost offenders to local services that offer support to aid recovery from drug-taking habits.