Zetland FM Local News - 2nd Mar 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 2nd March 2016
A man has died following an incident on Flatts Lane in Normanby yesterday evening.
At around 5:15pm, emergency services were called to attend to a man with serious and significant chest injuries.
Medics from the Great North Air Ambulance reportedly carried out blood transfusions at the scene and had to perform open chest surgery on the man.
However, despite the best efforts of medical staff at the scene, the man sadly died.
Detectives are treating the death as suspicious and have begun an investigation to understand the circumstances around how the man came about his injuries.
Police say the investigation is at a very early stage, but officers are active within the local area and have several lines of enquiry, including whether the injuries may have been as a result of a targeted assault.
A section of Flatts Lane was closed while detectives and forensic officers conducted searches of the area.
Anyone with any information, or who may have seen anything suspicious, is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers independently and anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Local police are investigating after a number of thefts which have occurred in Marske in recent days.
A black Shineray XY125 motorbike was stolen overnight on Monday from an address on Barnaby Close in Marske. During the theft, the lock was prised off the back gate of the property in order to gain entry to the garden.
Meanwhile officers are also investigating an incident at Marske railway station at the weekend, in which a mountain bike which had been chained up in the platform's cycle rack had its wheels stolen.
Police are asking members of the public to contact them on 101 with any information about these incidents.
It's been confirmed that the majority of council taxpayers in Redcar and Cleveland will see their bills increase by 2% on last year.
Yesterday at a full council meeting to set the budget, councillors voted 36 votes to 19, with one abstention, to freeze council tax for the coming year. The freeze means that non-parish Band D residents will pay one thousand three hundred and seventy six pounds.
However the bill will increase by 2% after councillors also decided to impose an adult social care levy, which is an additional payment that the Government allows councils to introduce to help fund adult social care.
Once fire and police precepts are added, the average bill in our area will total almost seventeen hundred pounds.