Zetland FM Local News - 9th February 2022
A dispersal order has been put in place in central Redcar following recent incidents of antisocial behaviour;
Police are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a report of robbery where a taxi has been reported as stolen, in Redcar;
...and measures to slow down motorists at a collision hotspot have been welcomed by a local MP.
A dispersal order has been put in place in central Redcar following recent incidents of antisocial behaviour.
The order means that anyone involved in antisocial behaviour in the designated area, or that officers believe will become involved in such behaviour can be directed to leave immediately.
If the person does not leave immediately or returns within the specified period, then they can be arrested.
The area covered is bounded by West Terrace, West Dyke Road, Thrush Road, Redcar Lane, Lord Street, Granville Terrace, and the Esplanade, including the beach.
The order will expire at 5pm tomorrow.
Officers say that they will be patrolling the area taking positive action.
Police are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a report of robbery where a taxi has been reported as stolen, in Redcar.
The incident happened at around 8.20pm on Saturday 5th February, in the Wilton Street area of Redcar.
A taxi driver picked up four male passengers in the Lord Street area. After noticing the vehicle, a Black Skoda Octavia, had a flat tyre the driver stopped on Wilton Street near to Morrisons where three of the unknown males offered to help the driver to change the tyre.
The fourth unknown male then reportedly grabbed the driver and dragged her from the vehicle, before getting in the driver's seat and making off in the direction of West Dyke Road.
The remaining three males made off in the direction of Redcar High Street.
The vehicle was later recovered from Rydal Avenue in the Grangetown area.
Police would appeal for anyone who has information or dashcam footage from the area of Lord Street, Wilton Street and West Dyke Road on Saturday between 8.15pm and 8.30pm to call them on the non-emergency number 101.
Measures to slow down motorists at a collision hotspot have been welcomed by a local MP.
Jacob Young, MP for Redcar, worked with local residents on a petition for traffic calming measures along Bankfields Road in Eston, following a number of collisions; one of which in 2020 tragically resulted in the death of a 14-year-old boy.
The petition led totalks with the leadership of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to ensure a proper speed survey was done on the road. The speed survey, conducted in late 2021, identified the 85th percentile speed as 37mph.
As a result, a first phase will see the installation of three additional speed bumps on Bankfields Road, along with other measures such as improved signage.
The new measures will then be reviewed to see if the speed limit on the road requires a reduction.