Zetland FM Local News - 21st August 2018
A man accused of the murder of a Redcar woman has made his first appearance at Teesside Crown Court;
Police are investigating following a reported spate of vandalism to vehicles in Redcar;
...and a senior government minister was in our area yesterday for a tour of steel making facilities at Skinningrove
A man accused of the murder of a Redcar woman has made his first appearance at Teesside Crown Court.
61 year old Paul Plunkett has been told that he could face a trial in February next year.
He appeared at court yesterday charged with the murder of 66-year-old Barbara Davison, whose body was found in William Street, Redcar, last Wednesday.
He appeared via video link from Durham Prison and spoke only to confirm his name and that he could hear the judge.
Wearing a light blue shirt, he did not enter a plea during the short hearing.
Mr Plunkett, of Station Road in Redcar, was remanded in custody, and the case was adjourned until a further hearing on September 14.
Police are investigating following a reported spate of vandalism to vehicles in Redcar.
The windows of a taxi on Buttermere Road in Redcar were smashed between 2.30am and 6.45am on Sunday.
A van was targeted on Victory Terrace off Coatham Road on the same night.
The windows were broken and a packet of cigarettes were taken.
Incidents were also reported on High Street West and Queen Street in the town centre.
A senior government minister was in our area yesterday for a tour of steel making facilities at Skinningrove.
Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Jake Berry, was joined by local MP for Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland, Simon Clarke for a tour of some of the most exciting and important businesses in the North.
The two men met senior management at the Skinningrove-based British Steel Special Profiles division, where they met management and held a question and answer session with the workforce.
The visit gave Mr Clarke and the Minister a chance to see the first-hand the expertise of Skinningrove’s workforce, and develop an understanding of how Northern Powerhouse policy can help the industry make the most of the opportunities post-Brexit.