Zetland FM Local News - 7th June 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 7th June 2016.
Vandals used a stolen JCB to cause extensive damage to part of Redcar Racecourse.
The vehicle was used to damage railings, flatten a gate and destroy fencing at the course in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Police say that the JCB was stolen from a nearby building site before being driven on to the track, leaving a trail of damage behind it.
When staff arrived on Monday morning they discovered the damage, however the race track itself was not affected by the incident.
It is believed that the repair bill will run into thousands of pounds.
Police are appealing for information after an inappropriate comment was made to a 13-year-old boy on Thackeray Grove in Middlesbrough.
The incident occurred between shortly after 11:30am on Friday, when a man approached the boy and made an inappropriate comment towards him.
A female dog walker intervened by shouting over to the boy and the man cycled off.
The suspect is described as a white male, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, of skinny build, around 6 ft tall with brown hair and of pale complexion. He was wearing a grey Adidas “three stripe” tracksuit with pale blue stripes, a white beanie hat and white Reebok trainers. He was riding a black men’s mountain bike.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact PC Louise Goldby on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
A man who set off a flare he found washed up on a local beach has been branded as highly irresponsible.
The man was out walking with his family on Marske beach at around 5.30pm when he found the flare on the beach.
The man then risked injury to himself and those with him by letting the flare off.
His actions could also have triggered a full-scale lifeboat call-out.
The incident came just days after army bomb disposal experts blew up a suspect device found on the beach at Redcar.
The public are now being warned that anyone finding items washed up on the beach should contact the police.