Zetland FM Local News - 8th Jan 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 8th January 2016.
Police have released CCTV footage of a street attack which left a woman with serious injuries to her head and face.
Bernadette Green was attacked on Sandsend Road in Eston as she walked home from a dog training class on November 3rd last year.
The attacker grabbed her shoulder bag, which swung her around causing her to fall face first to the floor.
The attack left her with a broken nose, severe bruising to her face, and badly bloodied and bruised,
The attacker is described as a man in his late teens to early twenties, who was wearing a dark hooded jacket.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said that two males were interviewed in connection with the attack but both have been released without charge.
You can view the CCTV footage on the Zetland FM Facebook page. Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact DC Nicky Moore at Cleveland Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 444 111.
Traffic officers in Grangetown were involved in a chase with a red Renault Clio yesterday after the vehicle failed to stop for police.
After a short pursuit the vehicle was abandoned and the driver pursued on foot.
The driver hid in neighbouring gardens as officers from Cleveland and Durham Special Operations Unit including dogs tracked him down. He was finally detained and arrested in Birchington Avenue.
The driver has been charged with failing to stop, careless driving, and driving with no insurance as well as having no driving license. The vehicle has been recovered.
The first emergency of the year for the volunteers of the Redcar RNLI lifeboats had an good outcome without the lifeboat even having to launch.
Just before 12.30 yesterday lunchtime the coastguard received a call from a member of the public who reported a surfer was in difficulties in heavy seas at Saltburn.
The RNLI lifefeboat from Redcar was requested to attend. However, while the crew were assembling, the coastguards received a further call to report that the surfer had managed to make their own way back to the beach.
Once it was confirmed that the surfer was safe and well, the lifeboat launch was cancelled.