Zetland FM Local News - 17th Feb 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 17th February 2016
A burglar who stole a mountain bike from a house in Redcar is behind bars this morning.
Teesside Crown Court heard yesterday how 37-year-old Mark Anthony Lee left the victims of his burglary traumatised at the theft.
Mr Lee, of Staintondale Avenue, Redcar, admitted stealing a motorbike worth £4,000 and a bicycle worth £2,700 from the garage of a home on Green Scar in Redcar on October 29th last year.
The female householder, who was the only occupant of the property, was asleep upstairs at the time.
Mr Lee was caught by police nearby pushing the motorbike, and the bicycle was later found in bits.
The court heard that Mr Lee had previous convictions after burgling a church in 1999, got community service for burgling a home in 2000 and a suspended sentence for two house burglaries in 2009, one involving the theft of a mountain bike.
Jailing Mr Lee for two years, Judge Howard Crowson said his guilty plea showed a degree of remorse, however the burglary had a real impact on those living in the house.
Cases of antisocial behaviour in Cleveland are to be dealt with more efficiently between police and partner agencies thanks to a new high-tech computer system.
The new 'Empowering-Communities Inclusion & Neighbourhood Management System' has been funded by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger to act as a central hub for information, bringing reports of antisocial behaviour together in one place.
Previously, partner agencies held information on separate systems and shared their knowledge in face-to-face meetings.
The system will allow case workers to have quick-time access to reports, hold virtual meetings and to share information and make decisions in quick-time. This will minimise delays in processes and avoid the duplication of more than one agency visiting someone.
Local authorities, housing associations and other service providers will use the system and Cleveland Police has started training staff on its use.
A Dormanstown community training hub has launched a new workplace-focussed first aid course to help local unemployed people bolster their CVs and find work.
Westfield Farm, Coast & Country Housing’s flagship community training and resource centre, has been approved by Qualsafe to deliver emergency first aid courses after receiving funding from landlord consortium, North East Procurement.
The site, based at Dormanstown Green, can now offer local people the chance to gain Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work certification, which covers all the basic lifesaving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations.
The Farm is a one-stop-shop for people looking to gain employment or skills. It provides high quality advice, guidance, training and support on a drop-in or appointment basis for no cost.
If you would like to enrol on the Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work course, or would like information on any other sessions offered by Coast & Country Housing, you can contact the Community Investment Team on 01642 771417