Zetland FM Local News - 18th October 2017
Redcar's MP has written to our area's Police Commissioner about discarded drug needles;
Cleveland Police are asking for the publics help to locate an elderly woman who is missing from Middlesbrough;
...and the volunteers from Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action on Monday.
Redcar's MP has written to our area's Police Commissioner about discarded drug needles.
Anna Turley, the MP for Redcar, has written to Cleveland Police & Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger about the growing number of hypodermic needles found at public locations in Redcar & Cleveland.
A pile of discarded needles were found on Redcar seafront today, inside one of the public shelters.
They were found and cleaned up by the council’s street cleaning team but it is unclear whether any members of the public came into contact with them.
The incident follows the case in Loftus earlier this month when drug needles were found discarded in bushes at a play park.
A young boy was taken to hospital after coming into contact with them.
Anna has written to Mr Coppinger to ask what is being done to crack down on the problem and to keep public spaces safe.
Cleveland Police are asking for the publics help to locate an elderly woman who is missing from Middlesbrough.
Officers are concerned for missing 75-yr-old Annie Hugill from Worcester Street in the town.
Annie was last seen at 6.15pm yesterday evening in Middlesbrough Bus Station wearing light coloured chequered trousers and a long sandy/beige coat.
She has unkempt grey hair and wears glasses and doesn’t have any front teeth.
She may have boarded a bus and travelled around the north east.
She is in a confused state and anyone who sees Annie is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
The volunteers from Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action on Monday.
The team were called to Roseberry Topping to help an 81 year old gentleman from Thornaby who had fallen over three quarters of the way up to the summit and had sustained head injuries.
He was treated at the scene initially by a couple of passing nurses and a paramedic.
The team were able to take their vehicles quite close to the incident site and carried the injured man to one of the team's land rovers which drove him to the waiting ambulance at Aireyholme farm.
18 team members of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were involved in the incident for around two hours.