Zetland FM Local News - 17th January 2024
It's been revealed that the iconic Saltburn Cliff Tramway station has been left with "extensive" damage following a fire earlier this week;
A man has denied murder and attempted murder following the discovery of a woman's body in a Middlesbrough home;
...and Cleveland Police have revealed the results of their Christmas Drink and Drug Driving campaign.
It's been revealed that the iconic Saltburn Cliff Tramway station has been left with "extensive" damage following a fire earlier this week.
Three fire engines were sent to the scen at around 10.30am on Monday after a fire broke out in its station building.
Redcar and Cleveland Council say staff were first alerted to the incident when they saw smoke coming from the tramway whilst opening the station.
The authority has now said it believes the fire was caused by an electrical issue, with investigations now ongoing to determine how this happened.
The lift was closed during the time of the incident due to winter maintenance, with the council now saying it is too early to say whether it will affect the planned re-opening date of Easter 2024.
A man has denied murder and attempted murder following the discovery of a woman's body in a Middlesbrough home.
Andrew Steven Hall is charged with the murder of 50-year-old Glenna Siviter, whose body was found in a home on Grimwood Avenue, Brambles Farm, Middlesbrough.
He's also charged with the alleged attempted murder of a 45-year-old man following an incident in Laycock Street, Middlesbrough, on Friday December 15.
During a hearing at Teesside Crown Court yesterday, he entered not guilty pleas to both charges.
The court heard how the alleged murder is said to have taken place at some time between December 10 and 15, while the attempted murder allegedly occurred on December 15.
Hall, of no fixed abode, appeared in court wearing a grey t-shirt.
A further hearing is set to take place next month but a trial will not take place until June 10, later this year.
Cleveland Police have revealed the results of their Christmas Drink and Drug Driving campaign.
137 arrests were made in Cleveland during the drink and drug driving campaign which too place over the Christmas and New Year period.
57 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, 73 were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and another seven people refused to provide a sample.
Officers carried out a total of 4,300 stop checks throughout the campaign across the Force area with the assistance of Cleveland Special Constabulary.