A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 10th June 2016.



Police are appealing for information after scaffolding was stolen from a premises on Marton Road in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred between Tuesday the 26th and Friday the 29th of May.

A large quantity of scaffolding was stolen and would have required a long wheel base van or a wagon to steal the equipment.

The stolen scaffolding is distinctive and painted with blue and claret red paint and the paint may be worn down or faded.

Anyone who may have information regarding the theft is asked to contact PC David Page on the non-emergency number on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Young people have been testing the water in a Cleveland Fire Brigade programme giving them the skills and confidence to get back into education, employment or training.

Raft building and canoeing activities are included in a series of nine-week courses to be rolled out across our area over the next two years with up to 200 young people expected to take part.

The first course based at Grangetown started last month. It will be rolled out to other venues across Cleveland over the two years and leads to a BTEC qualification in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community. 

The Tees Valley Pathways Inspire Project also gives young people the chance to try a range of firefighting activities, teamwork and leadership exercises, work experience and one to one support alongside qualifications such as First Aid and Health and  Safety. 

The project is aimed at 16 to 29-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training. 

Anyone wanting to participate or get more information can contact Kelly McNeil, Youth Development Team, on 07802 864017 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Don’t get caught over the limit the morning after a night’s drinking – that’s the warning from police to motorists as the European football championships prepare to kick off.

Tonight sees the first match in the month-long Euro 2016 tournament, with England’s first game taking place tomorrow evening.

And the road policing teams which cover Cleveland and Durham are supporting a national campaign highlighting the dangers of drivers getting behind the wheel after drinking while watching the football.

Officers from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit will be concentrating their resources towards detecting drink and drug-driving offences in support of the national awareness-raising initiative.

There will be a number of high visibility, mass roadside screenings carried out by officers across our area, supported by local policing teams and members of the Special Constabulary.

As well as conducting breathalyser tests on anyone thought to be over the drink-drive limit, they will also use roadside ‘drugwipe’ kits which give an indication within minutes as to whether a person is driving while under the influence of certain drugs, including cannabis and cocaine.

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