Zetland FM Local News - 18th Jan 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 18th January 2016.
Emergency crews were scrambled yesterday afternoon to a serious crash on Brotton High Street.
A woman was trapped underneath a pick up truck which left the road and collided with a bus stop, coming to rest on the pavement outside the Co-op store at around 2.30 yesterday afternoon.
Police, ambulance and the fire service attended and freed the woman who was left with serious leg injuries.
Although the Air Ambulance was sent to the incident, the woman was transferred to James Cook by road ambulance for urgent treatment, where her condition was initially described as potentially life threatening.
The road was closed for investigation work, re-opening just before 5pm.
Police are continuing to remind the public to ensure all outhouses, sheds and garages are locked and secured following a number of further incidents of theft in our area over the weekend.
On Friday evening, officers responded to reports of a burglary on Bennison Crescent in Dormanstown where a mountain bike had been stolen. A man was later arrested yesterday in connection with the theft.
On Saturday night police responded to reports from members of the public who had seen two men leaving Saltburn on a motorcycle carrying a couple of pedal bikes and a power tool. Officers from the response, neighbourhoods and dog unit carried out a search in the New Marske, Mickledales and Woodside area where a man from Middlesbrough was arrested.
The motorcycle, two pedal bikes and other items of property had just been stolen in Saltburn and were all recovered near to the A174. Police have thanked everyone who called them following sightings of the two men in various gardens.
Police have also responded to reports of vehicles being entered at the weekend and property stolen where the vehicles have been left insecure. The latest incident was overnight on Saturday on Avon Road in Redcar. Officers are repeating their advice to ensure vehicles are locked and do not have valuables in them.
Fire crews were also kept busy yesterday afternoon after a fire in South Bank.
Three appliances from Grangetown and Middlesbrough stations were called to a flat on Shepherdson Court around twenty past two.
The blaze was brought under control within half an hour.
A bedroom was destroyed by fire and there was smoke damage to the rest of the flat. The occupant was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation and also a cat was rescued.