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Woman thrown from horse on Redcar beach

A horse rider is recovering in hospital after she was thrown from her horse on Redcar beach.

A member of the public spotted the horse on the loose around 10am this morning.

The 48-year-old woman from Yarm was found unconscious about half a mile up the beach towards South Gare by a police helicopter.

Due to the location of the woman and the tide coming in the decision was made to utilise the police helicopter to airlift her hospital using the police helicopter.

Luckily she has no broken bones and had only suffered bruising.

– Inspector Ashley Harvey


Biker dies in crash with lorry near Yarm

A motorcyclist from Redcar died when his bike crashed with a lorry near Yarm on Friday.

The rider had been separated from his group, when his silver Suzuki bike collided with a Volvo articulated large goods vehicle, with trailer, which was also travelling in convoy with another lorry.

Police want to hear from any witnesses who saw what happened on the B1264 on bends close to Soursike Farm near Hornby.

RNLI veteran Vera celebrates 100th birthday

Vera cuts her cake at special party to mark her 100th birthday Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Vera Robinson MBE is one of the RNLI’s oldest fundraisers, and today she is celebrating her centenary.

Vera began raising funds for the Redcar RNLI in 1930.

She is now president of the Redcar Lifeboat Ladies Guild.

Her one hundredth birthday party was hosted by the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland.


Man missing from Redcar for more than a week

Cleveland Police have released a photograph of Richard Halliday, 45, who has been missing from his home in Redcar since Sunday, 27th April.

Richard is 5'8" and slim, with dark brown hair, which is greying. He is well known at the Quoits Club in Guisborough but has not been there since he disappeared.

Richard Halliday was wearing a dark bomber jacket when he was last seen Credit: Cleveland Police

Appeal for Redcar man missing for nearly a week

Police are searching for a missing 45-year-old man from Redcar, whose disappearance they said was "completely out of character".

Richard Halliday was last seen by a family member on Sunday 27th April. He was wearing a dark bomber jacket. He is white, about 5'8" tall and slim, with dark brown hair, which is greying.

Richard is a regular at the Quoits Club in Guisborough and is well known there, but has not been since he went missing. Police said there was a suggestion he could be in Bolton but officers were not able to confirm that.

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