Zetland FM Local News - 2nd August 2021
A Covid-19 protest has ended with a huge police response in Middlesbrough town centre at the weekend;
Police are appealing for information after a collision involving a female pedestrian in Redcar;
...and Police in Redcar are investigating following several reports of graffiti which has been written during the hours of darkness over the past few days.
A Covid-19 protest has ended with a huge police response in Middlesbrough town centre at the weekend.
The protest took place on Saturday afternoon, when a group of people turned up in the town to protest over the covid-19 pandemic lockdowns and vaccinations.
Men and women could be seen with placards and megaphones on Linthorpe Road and the surrounding areas, with videos showing many walking and standing in the middle of the main road and slowing down traffic.
Protesters took to the town centre at around 1pm, with many wearing masks and t-shirts with anti-vaccination slogans and other phrases.
The group walked the streets of the town centre and could be seen sticking flyers to bus windows and handing out stickers.
However as the protesters walked down Albert Road, near to Teesside Magistrates' Court, a police response was sparked, with vans and vehicles soon turning up on the road to disperse the crowd.
Police are appealing for information after a collision involving a female pedestrian in Redcar.
The incident happened around 1.30pm last Monday, on the Esplanade in Redcar at the junction with Newcomen Terrace.
A silver Ford Focus was involved in the collision with the 71-year-old woman.
She suffered a head injury and was taken to James Cook University Hospital for treatment.
Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Redcar are investigating following several reports of graffiti which has been written during the hours of darkness over the past few days.
House doors and windows - and even an electricity box in the street - have been targeted, with reports coming in from Blakey Close, Wykeham Close and Micklow Close.
Officers are appealing for anyone with information, private CCTV or dash cam footage which could help them identify the people responsible to contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number.