Zetland FM Local News - 12th February 2020
The fate of a key stretch of former steelworks land could finally be decided this month;
Police are appealing for witnesses after a female taxi driver was pulled out of a taxi and robbed;
...and officers from Middlesbrough CID have charged a man with fraud by false representation.
The fate of a key stretch of former steelworks land could finally be decided this month.
A compulsory purchase hearing is being held to determine whether leaders on Teesside can bring the land back into public hands.
The South Tees Development Corporation wants to control all of the land around the former SSI site, which closed in 2015, so it can unlock up to 20,000 new jobs with a raft of developments.
The hearing will be hosted at the South Tees Business Centre and is scheduled to last up to three weeks.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a female taxi driver was pulled out of a taxi and robbed.
The incident happened as the woman waited to pick someone up on Ainderby Way in Middlesbrough just after midnight on Saturday.
A man approached the taxi and opened the door before dragging her out of the car and making off with £80 in cash in a bag towards Grove Hill. She suffered minor injuries.
The suspect is described as a white male, around 6ft tall, of slim build with dark hair.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have further information is asked to contact DC Lizzie Stubbs from Middlesbrough CID on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Officers from Middlesbrough CID have charged a man with fraud by false representation.
The 47-year-old man appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court yesterday.
The charge was made after the 47-year-old man allegedly took money off an elderly couple after reportedly claiming to carry out maintenance work at their house in the Brookfield area of Acklam in Middlesbrough.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
There's also more information regarding cold callers and bogus callers on the Cleveland Police website.