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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 3rd March 2016


Cleveland Police have arrested two men in a murder probe following the death of a young man in Bankfields on Tuesday evening.

A 20-year-old man from South Bank is currently in custody being questioned by police on suspicion of murder.

Earlier yesterday a 22-year-old man from the Eston area was also arrested on suspicion of murder.

The arrests follow an incident on Tuesday evening after a man was found in Normanby with significant chest injuries and was treated by paramedics. He later died in hospital.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, however police believe that the victim is 22-year-old Lee Pettite from Woodcock Close in the Bankfields area of Eston.

Specialist officers are supporting Mr Pettite’s family. 

Police are continuing to appeal for information from members of the public.

Anyone who witnessed anything is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


An appeal for information has been made after a collision involving a black Ford minibus and a white Suzuki Swift which collided on the junction of the Trunk Road and Normanby Road in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred on Monday at 10:45pm. The driver of the minibus made off from the scene, leaving the minibus behind.

The 25-year-old female driver of the Suzuki was taken to James Cook University Hospital with a fractured collar bone and was later released.

Police would like the driver of the minibus to come forward. Anyone with information regarding the collision or anyone who witnessed it is asked to contact PC Mark Pearson from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, quoting the event number 037222.



A free business event is being held in Redcar & Cleveland to help small and medium-sized enterprises access expert support through short, one-to-one sessions.

Businesses with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than £40 million are invited to the Redcar & Cleveland Business Growth Surgery from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Tuesday, March 22 at Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart on Ridley Street in Redcar.

The Business Growth Surgery will give companies the chance to book one-to-one appointments with leading experts to access information and guidance on funding, financial advice, apprenticeships, exporting, coaching and mentoring for business owners.

The event, which is offered as part of the Business Compass Growth Service, aims to help new and established businesses with the right level of ambition, capability and capacity to improve and grow.

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