Zetland FM Local News - 13th January 2022
Four men and a woman will go on trial next week after denying murdering a Polish man in our area;
Senior police officers have welcomed a 5-year sentence which has been given to a man who admitted violently assaulting a police officer in Middlesbrough last year;
...and residents in our area are being urged to use the next mobile vaccine walk-ins.
Four men and a woman will go on trial next week after denying murdering a Polish man in our area.
The defendants are accused of the murder of Tomasz Dembler - whose body was found in woodland near Flatts Lane Country Park, Normanby, by walkers, in April last year.
The trial has been expected to start yesterday however Judge Mary Stacey granted an adjournment until January 19.
In a short hearing at Teesside Crown Court, the five accused pleaded not guilty to the murder charge before being taken back into custody.
Senior police officers have welcomed a 5-year sentence which has been given to a man who admitted violently assaulting a police officer in Middlesbrough last year.
As the PC was making an arrest on Athol Street on 19th June last year he was punched, pinned down and had his throat cut with a knife by 31-year-old Aaron Gray.
Mr Gray fled from the area and an urgent manhunt got underway. He was arrested in Newcastle on the morning of 23rd June 2021.
He was charged that night with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and with possession of an offensive weapon, and appeared at court.
Gray initially pleaded not guilty and was remanded to appear at Teesside Crown Court on Monday this week where he pleaded guilty, and was jailed for five years.
Residents in our area are being urged to use the next mobile vaccine walk-ins.
Guisborough and Saltburn are the next two locations for the Council’s mobile vaccination unit.
The team will be at St. Nicholas Church Hall on Bow Street in Guisborough tomorrow and Monday between 10am – 5pm. There will also be a session in the hall on Saturday from 8.45am - 5.45pm.
Saltburn Cricket Club on Marske Mill Lane will host the pop-up clinic team again on Sunday 16 January from 10am – 5pm.
People are being encouraged to visit for their first, second or booster jabs.
No appointments are necessary and you do not have to be a resident of either town in order to to attend.