Zetland FM Local News - 26th Mar 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 26th March 2016
As Cleveland Police continue to question a man on suspicion of the murders of two Redcar women at two locations on the Lakes Estate on Wednesday evening, the children of one of the victims, 46 year old Lynne Freeman last night issued an emotional tribute.
Sarah, James and Kimberley Helm, along with Lauren Freeman said their mum was "thriving in life and loved the volunteer work that she did in her church and as a street angel for Redcar Beacons, always putting others before herself. She adored every one of her children and loved being a Grandma. She wore her heart on her sleeve, always made an effort for people and she really would go the extra mile. She gave so much and never asked for anything in return and we'll always be proud of her."
They went on to say that she is loved beyond words and was an "amazing Mam and an angel looking after others."
You can read the full tribute on the Zetland FM Facebook page.
The results of post mortems on both Lynne Freeman and the second victim, 30 year old Jodie Betteridge, have yet to be revealed, however detectives are still appealing for witnesses to either incident to contact them on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers.
A free event to celebrate the Anniversary of a Loftus community facility happens today.
Over the last 50 years, the Luke Senior Hall has welcomed residents and groups to the centre in the west end of the town. The hall was opened shortly after the death of North Riding Alderman Luke Senior in February 1966.
Councillors for the Loftus Ward have provided funding to help establish a group who intend to see Luke Senior Hall continue to be available to local residents with an increased range of activities.
Several new uses are already being made of the hall including 'CHAT' Club coffee mornings, the very popular spiritualist events and Ukelele Lessons - with further support welcomed.
Special guests including the Mayors of Redcar and Cleveland and Loftus will be attending the event from 2 until 4pm today at the Hall, with memorabilia on show and the chance to learn more about the project.
Local snooker star Mike Dunn met his match in the Ladbrokes Players Championships last night. Mike, from Redcar, faced Northern Ireland's Mark Allen in the quarter-finals at Event City in Manchester.
However the Irishman proved to be too strong an opponent for Mike, who was beaten by four frames to one. Speaking after the match, Mike told Zetland FM that the occasion had got the better of him.