Zetland FM Local News - 4th October 2021
A Hemlington man accused of murdering a much-loved dad has appeared in court;
Police have seized a car after reports that it was being driven in a manner which was causing a nuisance;
...and help with heating at home is on hand as Cleveland Fire Brigade’s annual Stay Safe and Warm campaign starts up again.
A Hemlington man accused of murdering a much-loved dad has appeared in court.
Brandon Ali spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address at the brief hearing at Teesside Magistrates' Court on Saturday morning.
The previous evening, the 20-year-old was charged with murder and wounding with intent in relation to an incident in the Homerton Road and Gribdale Road area in Pallister Park on Saturday, August 21.
He did not enter a plea at Saturday's two-minute hearing.
Mr Eland, a 37-year-old dad from North Ormesby, died in hospital five days after he was hit by a car.
A 24-year-old woman suffered less serious injuries in the alleged incident.
Ali, of Dalwood Court, was remanded in custody and will next appear at Teesside Crown Court later today.
Police have seized a car after reports that it was being driven in a manner which was causing a nuisance.
On Thursday officers from the Redcar Neighbourhood Policing Team seized a red BMW after receiving complaints that the car was being driven in a careless manner in Redcar and Dormanstown on Wednesday evening.
Police found that no current insurance was held for the vehicle.
Now officers are encouring members of the public to continue to report similar concerns via the non-emergency number 101.
Help with heating at home is on hand as Cleveland Fire Brigade’s annual Stay Safe and Warm campaign starts up again.
The campaign, which has now been running for 13 years, runs from October until the end of March next year.
The campaign provides a free home assessment and if required there is an option to borrow heaters and other equipment such as thermal blankets or flasks.
The Brigade can also direct residents to advice on managing fuel bills and signpost to where funding is available.
Last year over 700 residents received help and nearly 400 electric heaters were loaned out.