Zetland FM Local News - 20th December 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 20th December 2016.
Two men have begun their life sentences in prison for the murder of local man Lee Pettite.
Christopher Stubbs who admitted to shooting Mr Pettite in the back as he ran away in Eston will serve life in prison.
Luke Lovell who helped chase him was found guilty of murder last week and was also given a life sentence.
Gordon Blue Smith was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter and has been jailed for 12 years.
Lovell and Smith had both denied murder and stood for a trial that lasted three weeks.
22-year-old Lee Pettite was shot in March and died in hospital after suffering severe chest injuries.
Police are appealing for information after a red car hit a 50-year-old man in Grangetown.
The incident occurred last Tuesday at 5:30pm.
The driver of the vehicle stopped after the collision but then left the scene.
The driver is now being asked to come forward as they may be able to help police.
After he was hit, the pedestrian was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
Witnesses are asked to contact PC Mark Pearson on the non-emergency number 101 and to quote event number 225746.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are asking residents to donate to Redcar Area Foodbank in the lead up to Christmas.
The foodbank has had an increasing demand since the start of summer and is now urgently looking for more donations for the holiday season.
Treats such as chocolate and biscuits are wanted to help give foodbank users a bit of extra cheer over Christmas and New Year.
They are also asking for new toys to include in food parcels for families.
However they have a high demand for everyday items like fruit and vegetables, meat and tinned food.
The foodbank is based in Dormanstown and offers food to people across Redcar and Cleveland.