Zetland FM Local News - 14th June 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 14th June 2016.
Police are appealing for information after a suspected arson occurred at the new sheltered seating areas at the Esplanade in Redcar.
The incident occurred on Saturday night at around quarter past ten.
Investigating Officer PC Dave Alcock said: “It is extremely dangerous to start fires and we are treating this incident as suspected arson. It is shocking that a minority of people’s mindless acts can cause so much disruption and damage to a community.
He went on to say “Thankfully no one was hurt from this incident. We would urge anyone with any information about the person or people responsible for these fires to contact Cleveland Police on 101.”
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact PC Dave Alcock at Cleveland Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A 'pop up shop' event is taking place this week in Redcar to raise awareness of crime prevention and online fraud.
The event will be held at Morrison’s supermarket on Lord Street in Redcar this Friday, the 17th June.
Steve Cranston from Cleveland Police Community and Partnership Team will be in attendance, along with Police Community Support Officers to offer tips and advice. They will be handing out crime prevention information and freebies such as alarmed padlocks and property marking pens.
The pop up shops are a great opportunity to get advice on how to prevent insecure burglaries, thefts from gardens and theft of bicycles.
A member of staff from Barclays Bank will also be on hand to provide additional advice on online fraud prevention.
Staff at a Redcar-based housing provider have raised more than £16,000 for charity, which has been divided between three worthy causes.
Over the past three years, Coast & Country has supported the Great North Air Ambulance Service, Zoe’s Place and Cancer Research UK as its chosen charities.
The money has been raised through various activities including charity quizzes, race nights, cake & bake sales, golf days, charity spa days and other fundraisers.
At this year’s charity event at Coast & Country’s Westfield Farm, each of the organisations was presented with a cheque for an extra £1,440 after already having received £4,000 each.
Iain Sim, the companie's Chief Executive told Zetland FM that Coast & Country was honoured to support three such fantastic and worthy charities, and that the work they do is invaluable to so many people across the area.
Iain said that making a difference is very rewarding for Coast & Country staff, who have worked hard on various projects to raise money for the good causes.