Zetland FM Local News - 22nd July 2021
An inquest has heard that a man "deliberately drove" into the path of an HGV after suffering "mental pressures" over a police investigation;
This week is antisocial behaviour awareness week, and police are highlighting some of their recent work;
...and residents are being urged to click rather than call as demand increases on policing in Cleveland with the lifting of Coronavirus restrictions.
An inquest has heard that a man "deliberately drove" into the path of an HGV after suffering "mental pressures" over a police investigation.
Zachary Archibald was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on the A171 after his silver BMW 1 series collided with a heavy goods vehicle, on the Guisborough bypass, on June 26, 2019.
Emergency services packed the road and the air ambulance was called to the scene, at the junction of Church Lane, shortly before 11am.
An inquest was held on Monday to determine the circumstances surrounding the Whitby man's death.
It conccluded that Mr Archibald, from Sleights, died from suicide.
This week is antisocial behaviour awareness week, and police are highlighting some of their recent work.
Recently, officers have dealt with youths identified as causing problems in Redcar’s Zetland Park, all received warning letters and their parents informed.
Police have also dealt with youths reportedly throwing stones at the old Normanby Pub site, responded to reports of fires being started at North Skelton football field and ‘Parkers Pit’, and worked to tackle problems with off-road bikes across our area.
You can report anti-social behaviour to Cleveland Police via the non-emergency 101 number.
Residents are being urged to click rather than call as demand increases on policing in Cleveland with the lifting of Coronavirus restrictions.
Cleveland Police is encouraging people to use the police force website to report non-emergency crime and antisocial behaviour, meaning that Force Contact Officers are able to deal with increasing emergency 999 calls.
In the last 24 hours, the Cleveland Police control room received 305, 999 calls and 744, non-emergency calls.
Of these non-emergency calls, 54% did not required a response from a police officer.
Members of the public are being asked to think carefully about whether the police is the correct service for their query – with partner agencies such as local authorities better placed to deal with abandoned vehicles, animal problems, littering, and noisy or nuisance neighbours.