Zetland FM Local News - 24th March 2017
The hunt for suspects in the Redcar rape case is still ongoing almost three weeks after the alleged incident;
Police are praising drivers for taking their messages on board about using mobile phones while driving;
...and East Cleveland is getting its very own cycling race that takes place next week.
The hunt for suspects in the Redcar rape case is still ongoing almost three weeks after the alleged incident.
The investigation began when a mum was thought to have been kidnapped on Redcar seafront with her toddler and raped by two men.
Police then released a statement saying there were no longer looking for two men but were investigating a rape case between people who may have known each other.
Police confirmed yesterday that they're still looking into the allegations.
They're still appealing for information from anyone who may have seen a woman and a toddler or who have private CCTV or dashcam footage of the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are praising drivers for taking their messages on board about using mobile phones while driving.
It comes after a week of action organised by Cleveland Police to crack down on the offence.
During the week 23 penalty notices were issued to drivers using their phones.
A similar campaign took place in January where 61 drivers were caught and two summonsed to court.
The week coincided with new legislation that sees anyone using their mobile at the wheel issued a two hundred pound fine and six points on their licence.
Police say the new low figures suggest people are taking their warnings on board.
East Cleveland is getting its very own cycling race that takes place next week.
The East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix will see elite cyclists from across the country getting in the saddle.
The race will start and finish in Guisborough and will take riders through Saltburn, Easington, Loftus and Brotton.
It's a qualifying event for the Tour de Yorkshire and is expected to put East Cleveland on the map.
The race begins and 12pm and is expected to end around 3pm on Sunday the second of April.