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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 13th December 2016.



Police are investigating after an incident yesterday evening in Grangetown.

Officers were called to reports of a disturbance at around 4:35pm this evening on Bolckow Road in Grangetown involving a number of people said to be in an altercation in the street.

Upon arrival, the group had dispersed but officers found a 45-year-old man with injuries to his abdomen consistent with stab wounds.

The man was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he remains.

Detectives are investigating the incident and the circumstances, including identifying those responsible for the man’s injuries.

Cordon’s have been put in place to assist in the investigation and there will be a police presence in the area as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.


A man has been given a two year community order after he admitted causing fatal injuries to three pet rabbits.

A court heard that 26 year old Callum Taylor subjected the animals to brutal ordeals between April and November this year.

Taylor, who has autism, was deemed to be “a danger to animals” by the RSPCA.

He pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

In addition to the two-year community order, Mr Taylor was also disqualified from keeping animals for life and ordered to pay £300 costs.


Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council has welcomed Tees Valley Combined Authority’s Strategic Economic Plan which was launched by Lord Michael Heseltine last Thursday.

The plan places the Tees Valley at the centre of a new approach to industrial strategy, setting out a bold vision to create 25,000 additional jobs. 

For Redcar and Cleveland, upcoming, high-scale projects such as MGT Power’s renewable energy plant and Sirius Mineral’s potash project, will significantly contribute to the Tees Valley’s overall strategy.

Welcoming the plan, Councillor Sue Jeffrey, leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and member of Tees Valley Combined Authority, said Redcar and Cleveland has so much to offer the Tees Valley and the council is proud of these high-scale projects and opportunities which are coming up.

She said that the council will continue to work alongside businesses and the other Tees Valley boroughs to achieve the ambition of creating jobs, building on our strengths, improving skills and infrastructure and supporting business growth.

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