Zetland FM Local News - 18th January 2024
A court has heard how a driver sped through a residential area at more than twice the speed limit in broad daylight as he was chased down by police;
Two men have been sentenced following a burglary in Middlesbrough;
...and it's been announced that Redcar and Cleveland is to host a new elite level cycling event.
A court has heard how a driver sped through a residential area at more than twice the speed limit in broad daylight as he was chased down by police.
20-year-old Alex Wild, he failed to pull over as he drove on the A172, when a police car flashed its blue lights behind him.
Instead, Mr Wild put his foot on the accelerator and turned onto a narrower road where he was chased through a 30mph zone at speeds which reached 70mph.
Mr Wild was unable to outmanoeuvre the pursuing police car, and was stopped in his tracks by a stinger which was activated as he entered a roundabout during the incident at around 1.20pm.
Mr Wild, of Upsall Grange Gardens, Nunthorpe, admitted dangerous driving, failing to stop and driving without insurance at the earliest opportunity following the incident on November 15, last year.
He was given a six months sentence suspended for 12 months.
Two men have been sentenced following a burglary in Middlesbrough.
The incident happened around 10:10pm on Wednesday 10th January on Baker Street, when two men were reportedly seen smashing a window at a business premises.
Officers attended and located two men closeby, who were in possession of a safe, keys, a contactless card reader and an android tablet, which were all recovered by police.
The two men aged 43 and 44 were arrested on suspicion of burglary and charged on Thursday evening.
Appearing at Teesside Magistrates Court on Friday, 43-year-old Peter Shaun Caswell, of Lytton Court in Middlesbrough, received 16-weeks in prison, suspended for two years after pleading guilty.
44-year-old Stuart Collins, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty and received a 16-week prison sentence.
It's been announced that Redcar and Cleveland is to host a new elite level cycling event.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and British Cycling yesterday announced that a new elite level cycling event, the East Cleveland Classic, will take place in the borough on Sunday 14 April this year.
The challenging road race route builds upon the circuit used for the 2023 National Championship Road Race and has been modified and extended to pass through Guisborough.
The circuit starts and finishes in Saltburn and will take in Skelton, Guisborough, Charltons, Boosbeck, Lingdale and Brotton.