Zetland FM Local News - 18th August 2021
Two men have been attacked by youths in two separate incidents in Middlesbrough town centre on Monday;
An arrest has been made after a man was taken to hospital with stab wounds;
...and the MFC Foundation bus will be in Loftus today for local people to get their first or second Covid jab.
Two men have been attacked by youths in two separate incidents in Middlesbrough town centre on Monday.
Shortly before 10pm a man, who is in his 30s, was attacked and robbed by a group of more than 20 youths on Linthorpe Road, who stole his phone before he managed to flee to safety in a bar on Bedford Street.
The bar staff, members of the public and staff at businesses nearby have been praised for coming to the aid of the injured man.
Shortly afterwards, again on Linthorpe Road, a man in his 50s was also attacked by a gang of youths.
Witnesses say the victim had approached McDonald's where a large group of 16 to 17 year olds had gathered outside.
They hurled abuse at the man and began to assault him before he tried to leave on his bike.
A large number of police cars and officers were called to the area, and investigations into both incidents are ongoing.
An arrest has been made after a man was taken to hospital with stab wounds.
Police were called to Gleneagles Road in the Beechwood area of Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Officers received a report at 3.40am that a man at the scene had suffered stab wounds.
They attended the street alongside an ambulance, which had been called two minutes later.
The injured man, who was in his 20s, was transported by paramedics to James Cook University Hospital.
Cleveland Police said that a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.
The force said he has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
The MFC Foundation bus will be in Loftus today for local people to get their first or second Covid jab.
The bus will be at Loftus Fire Station tomorrow between 8.45am and 3.45pm for members of the public to get a free vaccine, with no appointment needed.
Anyone over 17 years and 9 months and under 40 can get their first vaccine or the second Pfizer dose if it's at least 8 weeks since recieiving the first one.
Everyone is urged to grab a jab and help tackle Covid-19.