A dangerous driver who smashed into three walls and a parked car as he took police on a high-speed chase around a town centre in our area has been jailed;

One person has been airlifted to hospital after sustaining injuries in a horse riding accident;

...and Redcar MP Jacob Young and knife crime campaigner, Theresa Cave, have called on newly elected Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, Steve Turner, to set up a dedicated Serious Crime Reduction Unit.

 

A dangerous driver who smashed into three walls and a parked car as he took police on a high-speed chase around a town centre in our area has been jailed.

Shane Calvert caused so much damage to his father’s Audi that it had to be written off by insurers.

Teesside Crown Court heard how he reached speeds of 70mph as he raced around Guisborough for more than ten minutes with the police in pursuit.

The 35-year-old managed to escape on foot when the police eventually trapped the vehicle against some bollards at 4am in the morning on August 23 last year.

Calvert was then caught driving whilst disqualified in March this year after police spotted him travelling in an uninsured car.

The Judge told Calvert that his driving was so dangerous that a custodial sentence was the only available option.

He was jailed for 12 months and banned him from driving for 30 months.

 

One person has been airlifted to hospital after sustaining injuries in a horse riding accident.

Emergency services were called to an area of Guisborough near to Wilton Lane yesterday afternoon following the incident.

The Great North Air Ambulance sent a helicopter to the scene shortly after 12.30pm and transported a person to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

No further details regarding the incident or the injuries sustained have been released.

 

Redcar MP Jacob Young and knife crime campaigner, Theresa Cave, have called on newly elected Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, Steve Turner, to set up a dedicated Serious Crime Reduction Unit.

In a letter to the Commissioner, Jacob and Theresa said there was an "enormous need" for a specialist unit to deal with the high number of often unreported violent crimes in the Cleveland Force area.

Jacob and Theresa went on to pledge their support in helping to ensure Cleveland Police is able to establish the unit.

Theresa Cave set up the Chris Cave Foundation after her son, 17-year-old Chris, died after being stabbed in a Redcar flat in 2003.


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