Zetland FM Local News - 6th April 2023
A man has been sentenced for blackmail and disclosing private images with intent to cause distress;
Police are appealing for information after a woman walking her dog was attacked near to Staithes;
...and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have thanked residents of Loftus for their patience during recent roadworks in the town.
A man has been sentenced for blackmail and disclosing private images with intent to cause distress.
46-year-old Martin McMenamin, also known as Martin Hill, from Eston, was sentenced yesterday to 40 months in prison for the offences committed in October 2020.
The victim, then aged 38, has sadly since passed away.
Her family were in court for the sentencing hearing.
The Judge made reference to the very serious distress caused to the victim by McMenamin, who also tried to blame the victim even after her death.
The Judge also thanked the family of the victim for their dignified manner in court.
Police are appealing for information after a woman walking her dog was attacked near to Staithes.
The woman was walking her pet when she was approached from behind by an unknown man, on the lane that starts near to the A174 opposite Cowbar Lane and runs down to Ridge Lane.
She was pulled to the ground by the man - but fought off the suspect and fled back up the lane towards the A174 area.
The man - who is believed to have received a small cut to his head during the incident near Dale House - is described as white, aged in his late 20s, with a slim build, short stubble on his face, and short-styled brown hair.
He was wearing a blue waist-length jacket with a collar and blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on the non-emergency number 101.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have thanked residents of Loftus for their patience during recent roadworks in the town.
Posting on social media, the council says it is aware there has been frustration locally at the amount of temporary traffic lights along the length of the high street in Loftus, some of which are the responsibility of third parties.
The roadworks have been required to undertake key infrastructure and building works in a safe manner.
The council says that on Monday there was frustration when there was a technical issue, but this has since been resolved.
The lights outside the Town Hall have now been removed ahead of the Easter weekend.
It is anticipated that the major works requiring all other temporary traffic lights will be concluded by the summer and the council says that they are grateful for residents patience over this period.