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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 5th January 2017.



A man has been arrested for several driving offences after a car drove off a bridge and crashed into a field in Redcar.

Yesterday Zetland FM reported that two men had been seriously injured after the Ford Focus left Warrenby Bridge and landed on its side in a field.

Now a man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving without a licence and no insurance.

He has also been suspected of failing to stop at the scene of a collision on Monday.

Two men were taken to James Cook Hospital with serious injuries and a third was described as “walking wounded”.

One man has been released from hospital - the other remains at James Cook Hospital where his condition is described as not life threatening.

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.


Cleveland Police have seized £2.5 million worth of drugs and cash from across Cleveland over the last year.

More than £85,000 in cash plus drugs with an estimated street value of over £2.4 million were taken from the hands of criminals.

Over the year, successful drugs seizures have included class A drugs recovered during two days of action in Middlesbrough in October.

Almost forty people were arrested and weapons including a knuckleduster, a baton and a samurai sword were also seized.

More drugs including cocaine and cannabis were seized from across Cleveland during the year, including Billingham and Middlesbrough.

Many people across the area have been arrested in connection to the seizures.


Cleveland Police are holding a pop-up shop today in Marske to help keep residents safe.

People can sign up to Cleveland Connected to keep up-to-date on crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.

Working alongside the Neighbourhood Watch scheme, Cleveland Connected sends regular email updates.

Anyone hoping to sign up must therefore have a current email account.

The pop-up shop takes place today from 2pm til 3pm at Marske Library on Windy Hill Lane.

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