Zetland FM Local News - 3rd Feb 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 3rd February 2016
Police have made an arrest following a CCTV appeal to trace a man following an incident where a 29-year-old man was left with serious head injuries after he was assaulted in Redcar.
A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding and released on bail pending further enquiries in connection with the assault which occurred outside Gemini’s Pizza Shop on the High Street in Redcar in the early hours of Monday 28th December.
As a result of the attack, the victim was left unconscious on the floor and suffered serious head injuries. He was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he was treated for 10 days.
Police are appealing for information after a 62-year-old woman had her red mobility scooter stolen from outside a property on Queen Street in Redcar.
The incident occurred between 5pm and midnight on Sunday.
Anyone who may have seen the mobility scooter advertised for sale or anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact PC Gavin McDonald on the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Tough new powers to clamp down on dog-foulers have been proposed and the council wants to hear residents’ views.
In a bid to tackle dog owners who think it is acceptable to not pick up after their pet, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is proposing three new offences along with a more expensive fixed penalty notice to act as a stronger deterrent.
The new offences, which would be grouped alongside existing offences under a wide ranging Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), are: failure to have the means to pick up after a dog; requiring dogs to be kept on leads in to-be-determined areas; and banning dogs from fenced-off children’s playgrounds.
Enforcement Officers will be enforcing the new offences from July this year and will be issuing fines of £100 to anyone who flouts the PSPO.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council could become one of the first authorities in the UK to implement the new PSPO legislation and it is hoped this will benefit the wider community.
Residents from across Redcar and Cleveland are invited to give their views on the proposals at: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/consultation.