Zetland FM Local News - 18th Feb 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 18th February 2016
Prince Charles was in Redcar yesterday meeting members of the multi-agency SSI Task Force.
Shielding himself from the rain with an umbrella, the Prince spent time greeting well-wishers, including children playing drums and blowing whistles.
Chief executive of Redcar and Cleveland Council, Amanda Skelton, welcomed Charles to the task force and said his visit was a real morale boost.
The Prince paid tribute to the resilience of the local community and to our great sense of humour, before unveiling a plaque at the Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart.
He also spent time speaking to a group of former steelworkers who lost their jobs after the SSI plant closed.
Police are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted during an attempted robbery in Normanby between 10.20pm and 10.30pm on the evening of Tuesday 16th February.
The teenager was walking along the black path, towards Normanby Primary School, when he was approached by two men. One of the men tried to take his phone, and punched him in the face whilst the other struck him in the back with what the victim believes to have been a pole. The men then made off along the black path towards Normanby.
The first man is described as 6’2” tall, skinny build, aged between 16 and 20 and was wearing a black Berghaus jacket and blue Adidas bottoms. The second man is 6’ tall, skinny build and was wearing a dark coloured top.
Anyone with information can contact PC Lindsay Forbes on 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org
An appeal has been made by officers after a quad bike collided with a Hyundai 120 at the entrance of Redcar Children’s Centre on Keilder Close at around 2.15pm on Friday 12th February.
The rider of the quad bike then made off from the scene.
The driver of the quad bike is described as a white male, with mousey hair, wearing a dark hoody and trousers. He was not wearing a helmet, but had a hood over his head which was also pulled up over his face.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC David Danks on 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org