Zetland FM Local News - 1st December 2021
Police are appealing for information after a taxi driver was punched to the face and had cash stolen in Middlesbrough;
Officers are re-appealing for witnesses, CCTV and dash cam footage after a man was found with serious head injuries in Middlesbrough;
...and Police have issued a stern message to Drink & Drug Drivers this festive season.
Police are appealing for information after a taxi driver was punched to the face and had cash stolen in Middlesbrough.
The incident happened at around twenty five past six yesterday morning.
The suspect is described as white, 20 years old, 5'8" tall and wearing a blue and black hooded jacket.
Following the incident, they got out of the vehicle and ran down Valley Road before turning into Eastbourne Road.
Enquiries are on-going and police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch with them via the non-emergency number 101.
Officers are re-appealing for witnesses, CCTV and dash cam footage after a man was found with serious head injuries in Middlesbrough.
A 46-year-old man was located by police on Victoria Road near the junction with Errol Street around twenty to midnight on Sunday, with serious head injuries.
He was taken to James Cook University Hospital, where he remains in a "critical but stable" condition whilst receiving treatment.
The man, who was wearing light coloured tracksuit bottoms, is believed to have been in the area of Southfield Road and Abingdon Road between the hours of 11:15pm and 11:40pm on Sunday evening.
Police are appealing to anyone walking or driving along those two roads on Sunday evening between 11:15pm and 11:40pm who may have seen a man wearing light coloured tracksuit bottoms.
Anyone who may have private CCTV or dash cam footage from those areas on Sunday evening is urged to check them for footage of the man or anything which could assist the ongoing investigation.
Police have issued a stern message to Drink & Drug Drivers this festive season.
"Don't dice with death" is the message from Cleveland Police as the Christmas drink and drug drive campaign launches today.
As part of a month-long campaign over the festive period, drivers are being urged not to get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In our area between 2016 and 2020, there were 235 collisions where people were injured and alcohol was judged to be a factor and a further 142 where drugs were judged to have been a factor.
The majority of those found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs were aged between 17 and 34 years old, and more than three quarters were male.
Officers will spread educational messages about the dangers of driving under the influence throughout this month and will be carrying out random breath and drug tests on drivers.