Zetland FM Local News - 18th June 2022
Detectives are appealing for the publics help after three incidents in the Redcar area;
Plans for a £300m offshore wind facility on Teesside - which could create hundreds of jobs - have received planning approval;
...and a large section of the former Redcar Sinter Plant has brought down by controlled explosives.
Detectives are appealing for the publics help after three incidents in the Redcar area.
The first incident happened around 8:45pm on Wednesday on Westbourne Grove whereby male suspects wearing dark clothing and in balaclavas used bladed weapons to attack a 17-year-old boy.
The boy attended hospital for treatment and was later discharged.
The second incident happened on Micklow Close around 7:30am on Thursday when there was a report of an altercation in the street involving bladed weapons.
One of the males is reported to have been wearing dark bottoms and a blue top.
A third incident happened around 3pm on Thursday when a 44-year-old man was attacked in an alleyway between Westbourne Grove and Station Road.
The victim received non-life threatening injuries and did not receive medical treatment.
The incidents are not believed to be linked at this time and detectives from Redcar and Cleveland CID are investigating.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call police on the non-emergency number 101.
Plans for a £300m offshore wind facility on Teesside - which could create hundreds of jobs - have received planning approval.
The proposals were submitted by South Korean steel manufacturer, SeAH Wind, for a giant £300m, 40-metre-tall offshore turbine base factory at Teesside’s Freeport.
The giant facility - the largest of its kind in the world, at over 800m in length - presents a range of design and construction challenges including its scale, low energy design and an accelerated programme.
The scheme will see the creation of 1,500 supply chain and construction jobs when work begins in July, along with a further 750 roles when the site is fully operational.
A large section of the former Redcar Sinter Plant has brought down by controlled explosives.
The Bunker Bay and Screenhouse of the 50 metre tall structure were levelled following the detonation, which took place at 7pm on Thursday.
The demolition experts used 100kg of explosives between 130 separate charge locations resulting in more than 5,000tonnes of scrap steel.
The demolition programme at Teesworks is well under way with many large structures already levelled, including the adjacent Stock Houses, hundreds of metres of high-level conveyor, the area workshops and numerous raw materials handling facilities such as the Flux Bunker and Ore Bunker.
Work is now ongoing to bring down the Redcar Coke Oven Battery and Blast Furnace.