Zetland FM Local News - 12th August 2023
A man has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 16 years in prison after being found guilty of murder;
Emergency services were called to the scene of a house fire in Middlesbrough yesterday;
...and the cause of a huge fire at Ormesby Grange Farm this week is "undetermined," the fire service has said.
A man has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 16 years in prison after being found guilty of murder.
46-year-old Ian Macneil was found collapsed with serious head injuries in the street in Middlesbrough in November 2021.
He died after being fatally assaulted by 50-year-old Dean Williams after a verbal dispute erupted into unprovoked violence by Mr Williams at a property on Southfield Road.
After a trial at Teesside Crown Court, Dean Williams was convicted of murder and his sentence was passed yesterday.
Emergency services were called to the scene of a house fire in Middlesbrough yesterday.
Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade were called to Clive Road, in Linthorpe at around 11.45am yesterday.
The blaze was at a property at the junction with Bush Street, and there are unconfirmed reportes that the fire had spread to a number of nearby properties.
Four fire engines attended, from Middlesbrough, Thornaby and Grangetown, and one hydraulic platform also was called to the scene.
The cause of a huge fire at Ormesby Grange Farm this week is "undetermined," the fire service has said.
Fire crews were called to the grounds of the historic stately home Ormesby Hall on Wednesday evening after approximately 500 bales of hay set alight inside a barn.
Dramatic images from the incident show smoke billowing into the sky as flames tore through the barn.
Cleveland Fire Brigade remained at the scene until just after 6pm on Thursday, over 24 hours since crews received the initial callout.
The fire service has now confirmed that the cause of the blaze is currently "undetermined" and that investigations will now take place as per usual procedure.