Zetland FM Local News - 7th September 2022
One of our local MP's has been appointed to the cabinet of the new Prime Minister Liz Truss;
Police are appealing for information after two schoolboys were robbed by a gang of thugs in two separate incidents - which officers believe could be linked;
...and the long awaited and much anticipated Tour of Britain cycle race comes to our area today.
One of our local MP's has been appointed to the cabinet of the new Prime Minister Liz Truss.
Simon Clarke, MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, has been appointed as Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
Mr Clarke tweeted that “It’s a huge honour to be appointed Secretary of State," and that he will “give it his all” after his appointment.
Ms Truss became Prime Minister in Balmoral after an audience with the Queen yesterday, who had earlier received Boris Johnson’s resignation.
Police are appealing for information after two schoolboys were robbed by a gang of thugs in two separate incidents - which officers believe could be linked.
On Saturday just before 7.30 pm, a 14-year-old boy, who was behind the museum in Stewart Park in Middlesbrough, was approached by a group of youths. They began asking him questions about his bike before one male pushed him off it and rode away, accompanied by the others who were on foot.
The boy was left shaken though thankfully unharmed. His bike is a black GT Aggressor with red markings and although officers attended, they were unable to locate the suspects or the bike.
In a separate incident the following day, a 13-year-old boy had his iPhone and yellow and black Diamondback Mountain bike stolen by one male in a group of four.
The suspect in both cases is a male aged 18-20 and is it possible that the incidents may be linked.
Enquiries into both reports are ongoing and anyone with information, or anyone who may have seen the bikes for sale, is asked to contact the police on the non-emergency number 101.
The long awaited and much anticipated Tour of Britain cycle race comes to our area today.
The race features Olympic, World Champion and Tour de France riders, and gets underway at the Redcar Beacon at 11.30am this morning, before the riders head through Marske, Saltburn, Brotton and Loftus.
For the safety of the competitors and residents a rolling road closure will be in place meaning that traffic will be stopped for around 25 minutes to allow the cyclists to pass safely on the route.
Residents and visitors are also asked not to park their cars on the route roads between 9am -3pm today.
The Redcar Esplanade will also be closed to all traffic until 3pm today and car parking in the area is also suspended.