Zetland FM Local News - 22nd June 2018
Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Middlesbrough;
Armed police swooped on a residential street and held a man to the ground during a training exercise in our area;
...and Northern Rail are calling on all customers to plan their travel carefully this Saturday due to RMT strike action that will affect the Northern network.
Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Middlesbrough.
A 44-year-old male taxi driver attended Ferndale Court to pick up a fare at around 1am this morning, Thursday 21st June.
Whilst there a man opened the passenger door and threatened the driver with a large kitchen knife and demanded money from him.
A short scuffle ensued, leaving the victim with a minor injury to his hand, before the suspect made off without stealing anything.
The suspect is described as a white male, aged in his early twenties, around 5ft 9” tall, with a chubby face and wearing a camouflage jacket, dark tracksuit bottoms and a Russian-style hat.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Paul Edmonds from Middlesbrough Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Armed police swooped on a residential street and held a man to the ground during a training exercise in our area.
The officers were spotted by residents carrying large weapons in Bexley Drive in Normanby at around ten to one yesterday afternoon.
Four armed officers dressed in black, placed the man on the floor whilst an officer in a high-visibility vest, stood nearby.
A marked police vehicle was also present.
Northern Rail are calling on all customers to plan their travel carefully this Saturday due to RMT strike action that will affect the Northern network.
The train operator will run around 850 services on Saturday to keep as many customers on the move as possible.
But, in some areas, train services will be not be available and Northern is asking customers to plan ahead and consider their travel options.
There will be no trains between Middlesbrough and Whitby and, sadly, due to the road network along the Esk Valley the company are unable to run rail replacement coaches.
Customers can still travel between Middlesbrough and Whitby and are advised to use local Arriva bus services to travel between the two destinations via Guisborough.
For full details of timetables for Saturday please visit northernrailway.co.uk/strike.