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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 5th March 2016



Two men who were arrested on suspicion of the murder of Lee Pettite in Eston on Tuesday have been released on bail.

The 21 and 22 year old men have been interviewed by police and released on bail while inquiries continue.  

Cleveland Police have told Zetland FM that they would once again like to reassure local residents that officers remain in the area and anyone with information or concerns is encouraged to speak to police.

Alternatively you can pass information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org


Police are appealing for information after a 57-year-old man was assaulted in an attempted robbery which happened in an alleyway between Station Road and Mansfield Road in Eston.

The incident occurred just after 5.30 on Monday evening when the victim was carrying a hoover through the alleyway. A man approached him and threatened him to hand over money. The suspect then punched the victim in the face and there was a struggle before the suspect made off empty handed towards Station Road.

The suspect is described as aged in his late teens, around 5 ft 10” tall and of slim build. He was wearing a pair of light grey jogging bottoms, a light blue, black and white hooded jacket, dirty white trainers and he had a black coloured scarf covering his face.

The victim sustained a cut to his nose but did not receive medical treatment.


A Redcar & Cleveland village primary school has installed life saving equipment thanks to the fundraising efforts of parent and St John Ambulance workplace first aid trainer, Nicky Francis.

St Peter's Church of England Primary school in Brotton, near Saltburn by the Sea, has shown heart in safeguarding the welfare of its 330 pupils, staff and the wider rural community, by investing in an Automated External Defibrillator - a portable electronic machine which shocks the heart to restart it after a cardiac arrest.

Parent Nicky Francis from Brotton, whose 3 children attend the school, raised more than £500 to fund the defibrillator when she donned a Bat Woman costume and ran the Loch Ness Marathon last year.

Teachers and staff have been trained by St John Ambulance to use the life saving equipment and it has now been installed outside the school's sports hall in a cabinet funded by the PTA, so that it is easily accessible to the public.

Two pupil groups from Years 4 and 6 have also enrolled on a 2 hour St John Ambulance first aid training course, as part of the school's commitment to championing learning life saving skills.

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