Two men have appeared in court charged with robbery after a supermarket delivery driver was robbed in Middlesbrough;

A much-loved annual charity motorbike ride is set to continue following uncertainty over its future;

...and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have given an update on progress at the Saltburn Cliff Lift after it was taken out of action earlier in the year following a fire.

 

Two men have appeared in court charged with robbery after a supermarket delivery driver was robbed in Middlesbrough.

As we reported on Zetland FM in April, the 31-year-old delivery driver was carrying crates to the door of a property on Oxford Road when two unknown men on bikes approached the van from the Whinney Banks traffic lights and tried to take crates of alcohol from him.

When the driver tried to stop the men, he was punched in the face by one suspect then the other ran up to the victim pulling him to the ground where he punched and kicked him to the face.

The suspects then left the scene with two crates of cans of lager, riding down Oxford Road and onto Williams Avenue.

The delivery driver attended hospital for treatment to leg and facial injuries, and he was later released.

Now two men, aged 36 and 39, have been charged with robbery following enquiries by Cleveland Police.

They appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court at the weekend where they were further remanded until their next appearance.

 

A much-loved annual charity motorbike ride is set to continue following uncertainty over its future.

The Boundary 500 Motorcycle Club has held the 22-mile Santa ride for 17 years with the help of a police motorcycle escort.

However, last month Cleveland Police said it would be "unable to assist" with the event "this year and going forward".

Organisers previously said they felt that this has left them no choice but to cancel the event.

However, following "very productive discussions" with Cleveland Police they say they now feel able to progress with plans for the 2024 Santa ride.

The force says they will continue to support the organisers by providing advice and guidance on how they can best stage a safe and successful event.

 

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have given an update on progress at the Saltburn Cliff Lift after it was taken out of action earlier in the year following a fire.

The council says a full electrical rewire has been carried, the windows have been glazed and the decorators are in.

However there is still a large amount of work which needs to take place before the lift can re-open.

The control system needs to be finished and installed, and all the necessary safety checks need to be carried out.

The council says that it is doing it's best to get the attraction back open as soon as possible, and has thanked everyone for their patience.


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