Zetland FM Local News - 6th June 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 6th June 2016.
Army bomb disposal experts were called to deal with a device found on Redcar beach at the weekend.
At around 8pm on Saturday a member of the public spotted the blue and white missile shaped device and reported it to police, who called in experts from Catterick Garrison.
The device was then blown up on Redcar beach in a controlled explosion.
It is believed that the object was most likely a flash flare from an RAF plane sometimes used in training exercises to mimic bomb flights.
Commenting on Facebook, Sergeant Andy Dark, of Redcar Neighbourhood Police Team, said that the flare could have seriously injured someone.
He said: “The device found on the beach was something that would have come from an RAF plane and is or was a smoke and flash flare.
He said: "It is not known how it arrived on Redcar beach but possibly during one of the many hundreds of training flights the RAF conduct out to sea just off our coastline. This was not a dud or a fake or a film prop but something that could have gone off and seriously injured a person.”
An East Cleveland community is in mourning after a little girl who wished for the funeral of a princess passed away in the early hours of yesterday.
Mia Mary May, from Carlin How, died peacefully at 1.30am yesterday.
The four year old toddler, was diagnosed with a brain tumour last August, and was given just nine to 12 months to live.
After hearing that little Mia was obsessed with princesses, the local community from around East Cleveland began fundraising to pay for a funeral carriage pulled by six-white horses.
The total of the money raised currently stands at more than seven thousand pounds.
People in the Redcar and Cleveland area are being encouraged to get involved as part of Volunteers' Week, which runs from today until Sunday 12 June.
The national week is an annual event which celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK.
Locally, the Redcar & Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency (RCVDA) is hosting a volunteering recruitment fair tomorrow, between 11am and 2pm at the Palace Hub on the Esplanade in Redcar.
The fair is for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer within Redcar and Cleveland and the wider area.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is also hosting two recruitment sessions, at Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds this Wednesday between 10am - 12noon, and at Guisborough Forest & Walkway this Friday between 10am - 2pm.
Both events will showcase different volunteering roles on offer within the council.
To see a full list of opportunities visit www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/volunteer