Zetland FM Local News - 16th July 2022
A mother from Guisborough has been sent to prison for the murder of her two-year-old son;
Police are appealing for information and dash cam or CCTV footage after a teenager was robbed of his mobile phone in Redcar earlier this week;
...and more than 3,000 properties in our area were left without electricity in a powercut yesterday.
A mother from Guisborough has been sent to prison for the murder of her two-year-old son.
40-year-old Carol Hodgson will spend a minimum of 18 years and four months in jail after suffocating her two-year-old son Daniel Green to death at the family home on Upper Garth Gardens on February 2nd this year.
Ms Hodgson pleaded guilty to murder at Teesside Crown Court in June.
The court had heard that when paramedics entered the address on the day of the incident the defendant's mother was carrying out CPR on her but Daniel was unresponsive.
Ms Hodgson was found with two wounds to her neck and a kitchen knife lay nearby.
Ms Hodgson said she could remember nothing after taking tablets and said that her plan was to kill only herself.
However, a subsequent investigation found she had suffocated Daniel with a bag.
Daniel's father was in court yesterday for the sentencing and he read an emotional victim impact statement.
Sentencing, Judge Paul Watson QC, the Recorder of Middlesbrough, said that there was no doubt but that this was a premeditated killing which had been planned in advance.
He sentenced Ms Hodgson to 18 years and 4 months in jail, to be reduced by the 158 days she has already served on remand.
Police are appealing for information and dash cam or CCTV footage after a teenager was robbed of his mobile phone in Redcar earlier this week.
The 17-year-old was walking on Redcar Lane near the cemetery between 10pm and 10.30pm on Monday when a group of men in dark clothing and balaclavas threatened him, took the phone, then ran off towards the town.
The victim was physically unharmed, but left extremely shaken.
If you can help, please contact Cleveland Police via the non-emergency number 101.
More than 3,000 properties in our area were left without electricity in a powercut yesterday.
Homes and businesses in Redcar, Wilton, Marske, New Marske and Upleatham were affected by the unexpected power cut which occurred just after twenty to eight yesterday morning.
Northern Powergrid said that power was restored to most of the affected properties at around 9.15am.