Zetland FM Local News - 1st November 2021
Vandals have daubed threatening graffiti on the entrance to Cleveland Police's Redcar office;
Cleveland Police say they received over 1,000 calls from the public during so-called Mischief Night;
...and Police are appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old man was assaulted in a nightclub in Middlesbrough.
Vandals have daubed threatening graffiti on the entrance to Cleveland Police's Redcar office.
The graffiti is believed to have been written sometime during the course of Saturday evening.
It came the day after one of the busiest nights of the year for officers, as they dealt with incidents of disorder across Teesside on so-called 'Mischief Night'.
Steve Turner, the Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner for the area, took to Facebook to express his disgust at the graffiti and called for help to find those responsible.
He said that officers will be taking every step today to identify the culprit and that he hoped the Redcar public will help if they can.
Cleveland Police say they received over 1,000 calls from the public during so-called Mischief Night.
Fireworks, eggings and damaged vehicles were reported and arrests made as police across Teesside dealt with the trouble.
'Mischief Night', a chaotic evening for police across Teesside, traditionally lands on October 30 and is renowned for instances of anti-social behaviour and vandalism.
An increased number of police officers were on duty on Saturday to deal with incidents of criminal damage and anti-social behaviour.
Police say 490 calls received were for 999 emergency incidents, a 54 per cent increase on the same period last weekend.
The control room also received 582 non-emergency calls.
Police are appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old man was assaulted in a nightclub in Middlesbrough.
The incident happened in the Empire on Albert Road between 11pm and 2am on Saturday 23rd October into Sunday 24th October.
The man was hit over the head three times, with what is believed to be an unbroken bottle.
He attended hospital and had to have stitches before being released from hospital.
The assault is reported to have taken place close to the stage area on the ground floor.
Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.