Don’t make unnecessary 999 calls

Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging members of the public not to make unnecessary 999 calls, particularly during periods of industrial action.

We will be providing a reduced emergency response service on Friday 1 November between 6.30pm and 11.00pm and also Monday 4 November between 6.00am and 8.00am, so we are asking for help from our local communities.

Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Officer at Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “Whilst the industrial action is ongoing, we will still be responding to 999 calls, but we are asking people to take extra care and to only call 999 if they really do need a fire engine.

“Our priority will be to respond to those priority calls where a life may be at risk or someone needs to be rescued. If we respond to non-emergency calls then those most in need could be at risk.

“A non-emergency call could be to someone who is locked outside their house or where debris has fallen in the road. There are other agencies and organisations that can help in this instance.”

“We do find ourselves in an unusual situation where we must prioritise our calls for those who are most in need of our assistance. However, I must emphasise that you should still call 999 in an emergency so that an experienced control room operator can deal with your situation. You must not try and call your local fire station directly.”

To help keep you, your family and your business safe from fire, you can find safety advice and more information on industrial action on our website at www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/action. For weekly reminders to test your smoke alarm and to receive up to date news, follow us on Twitter (@clevelandfb) or Facebook (/clevelandfb).

If you do not have access to the internet and need some fire safety advice, please call us on 01429 872311 during the industrial action.

Pedestrian Killed by Ambulance.

Pedestrian killed in Northumberland ambulance collision

A pedestrian has this evening died following being hit by an ambulance on the A1

The incident occurred southbound near Heggerston at around 7pm.

It is understood the 54 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police and Paramedics attended the incident which happened on the A1 between the B6353 and B6525.

the area remains closed and will for some time.

Pedestrian killed by ambulance.

Pedestrian killed in Northumberland ambulance collision

A pedestrian has this evening died following being hit by an ambulance on the A1

The incident occurred southbound near Heggerston at around 7pm.

It is understood the 54 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police and Paramedics attended the incident which happened on the A1 between the B6353 and B6525.

the area remains closed and will for some time.

Lorry Driver dies in M25 Fireball

The highways agency and police have confirmed the M25 has reopened following the death of a Lorry Driver in what is being described as the M25 Fireball.

The Lorry driver died following the accident on the M225 on the Hertfordshire/Essex border. The clockwise carriageway has been closed between junction 23 (South Mimms) and junction 25 (Enfield).

Police are in the process of contacting the family of the driver.

David Smith Post Mortem taking place!

The Post mortem examination in to the death of David Smith who failed to appear at court yesterday to face charges of sex offences related to the investigation against Jimmy Savile.

The 66-year-old who was one of the first men to be charged in the investigation to sexual abuse under the investigation Operation Yawtree, was discovered at his address dead yesterday by police after he failed to attend Southwark Crown Court in London.

His trial was due to start yesterday. The judge heading up the case Alistair McCreath ordered the file regarding the case should now be closed, Detective Constable Michael Wallace appeared in court to confrim the body had been identified as the man that was charged with the offences.

Smith was due to appear at Southwark Crown Court following being charged with two counts of indecent assault and a further two charges of indecency with a child and one final charge of buggery, all which related to a 12 year old boy from June 1st and July 21st 1984.

Appeal for missing man!

Northumbria Police are appealing for the public to help locate a missing Washington man, who has been missing for one week.

Daniel Moir, 23, from Fatfield, Washington was last seen last tuesday at 8.30pm, he had left for a walk.

His family alerted police after he failed to return home.

Police have been searching for him for seven days.

He did not return and his family and police are concerned for him and have handed out flyers and appeal for information.

A family statement says: " Daniel you are not in trouble with anyone. Nothing that has happened is a problem. Please come home or ask for help. All of your family and friends miss you and want you home, especially Oscar our dog.

"Please pick up the phone and ring home, friends, or the police and let them know you are safe."

Daniel is around 5ft 5ins tall and of medium build. He has medium length brown hair.

When Daniel left he was wearing a black hooded top with a bright green 'Monster' logo on it, dark jeans, a black Tshirt with rubik's cubes on it and black skater trainers with bright green laces. Anyone who has any information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101.

Tata Steel Update

Tata Steel chief executive of Tata steel Europe says.

"European steel demand this year is expected to be only two-thirds of pre-crisis levels after falls in the past two years.

"On top of the challenging economic conditions, rules covering energy and the environment in Europe and the UK threaten to impose huge additional costs on the steel industry.

"As difficult as the proposed changes are, they are intended to build a stronger future by enabling the Long Products business to compete in even the current challenging economic and regulatory conditions."

Assault at the Bongo in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault at the Bongo Nightclub in Middlesbrough.

The incident took place between 1.45am and 2.30am on Sunday 27th October.

Several people were involved in the incident, which began in the smoking area, and a 34-year-old man was bitten and injured with what is believed to be a knife.

The victim suffered serious facial injuries in the assault, which resulted in him needing 70 stitches.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact DC Joanne Hill from Middlesbrough CID on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Tata Steel 40 jobs at risk on Teesside!

Tata steel has confirmed that only 40 jobs will go at its Teesside Sites.

340 jobs will go at Scunthorpe and 90 at Workington.

It is believed that most of these roles will be within administration and management teams.

 

TATA Steel Could Cut 500 Teesside Jobs

Teesside Company Tata steel have announced they are to cut 500 jobs and these could be at the Teesside site.

The company has sighted weak demand for the cuts to jobs which will effect Teesside, Scunthorpe and Wokington.

Tata Steel Staff have reacted to the news telling Teesside Incidents That "staff had heard nothing, the unions haven't informed them of a thing" Another staff member told Teesside Incidents "I'm employed by Tata Steel in Teesside and haven't heard a thing".

All staff at the three sites are at risk of redundancy with 500 staff to go across all three names sites.

Teesside Incidents is hoping this fresh blow for Teesside with not take the blow of all three Tata Steel Sites announced for cut backs.