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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 3rd October 2016.


Police are urging people to take care when using cash machines after a robbery in Redcar town centre.

Cleveland Police received a report at the weekend from a woman who had her purse stolen.

It is believed that someone may have been watching her at the cash machine and possibly observed her PIN number.

Shortly after, a man bumped into her while another man dropped something in front of her as a distraction.

Within minutes of the purse being stolen the thieves used the card to withdraw money.

The police are advising that people be careful when withdrawing cash by shielding PIN numbers and being aware of any people loitering around cash machines.

This advice comes after two robberies also occurred in Middlesbrough town centre on Friday.


Police are appealing for information after Saltburn Woodlands Centre was broken into and damaged.

The volunteer-run community facility had items such as chairs taken from inside and set on fire.

The break in is believed to have taken place some time Saturday night.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 08500 555 111.


An SSI job fair and community event is taking place today at the Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart.

The event takes place between 10am and 3pm and is open to everyone who has been affected by unemployment.

It will feature jobs from a number of employers as well as advice on starting your own business, training and apprenticeship opportunities, financial advice and health and wellbeing advice.

Companies attending include Carillion, NHS, Middlesbrough Football Club, EE and Wolviston Management Service.

Plenty of different jobs will be available throughout the day. These include electricians, HGV drivers, retail, housekeeping, warehouse, and catering and hospitality jobs.

So far over 380 people affected by the SSI closure have found work as a direct result of the jobs fairs and over 180 people have started their own business.

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