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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 4th October 2016.


A man and a woman who were arrested after a pensioner was found unconscious in our area have been released without charge.

The 66-year-old man was found unconscious and with facial injuries at the junctions of Normanby Road and the Trunk Road in South Bank at ten past six in the morning on September 23rd.

It is believed that the man travelled by taxi from the Redcar seafront area to South Bank in the early hours that morning.

The man has now been released after spending several days recovering in James Cook University Hopital.

As we reported on Zetland FM last week, a 45-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman from the South Bank area were arrested and bailed on suspicion of assault and theft in connection with the incident.

They have now been released without charge and there will be no further action taken against the pair.


Cleveland Fire Brigade is currently targeting the dangers of smoking at home after a string of fires.

Recently, a discarded cigarette set fire to a waste bin in a kitchen. And there have been similar incidents where garden decking has been accidentally set alight.

More than 40 smoking related fires have occurred in the homes of Cleveland over the past three years.

The brigade advises people to follow simple steps such as never smoking in bed, never smoking indoors when under the influence of drugs or alcohol, testing smoke alarms regularly, and using a heavy ashtray that won't tip over.


Police officers have launched a pilot scheme aimed at keeping children fit while educating them about issues including antisocial behaviour, criminal damage and bullying.

The project sees neighbourhood officers carrying out a programme of sports activities followed by an educational lesson.

The launch took place at North Ormesby Primary Academy.

However there are plans to roll the scheme out to various schools across Cleveland in the coming months.

Pupils aged between 9 and 11 will receive educational messages on these issues for two hours a week over a six-week period.

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