Zetland FM Local News - 27th June 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 27th June 2016.
Officers from the bomb squad were called to detonate a disused shell in Redcar on Saturday afternoon.
The device, which was believed to be an old shell, was taken to South Gare to be safely disposed of by officers at about 1.30pm on Saturday.
A helicopter from the Coastguard was seen to be hovering above the South Gare as officers safely disposed of the device on the ground below.
Cleveland Police were unable to confirm the circumstances in which the shell had been found, however a spokesperson confirmed that it was safely disposed of at South Gare.
A Coastguard spokesperson confirmed they were informed about the incident but confirmed they were not needed to assist with the detonation.
Both Redcar RNLI lifeboats were called into action last night following a report that three young boys had been cut off by the tide at Saltburn.
Both lifeboats launched at around ten to eight yesterday evening, and headed for the scene at Huntcliffe.
However both lifeboats were stood down shortly after arriving at the scene when the UK Coastguard received a telephone call to report all safe and well.
The lifeboats then safely returned to Redcar.
Military heroes young and old were paid tribute in Redcar as the town marked Armed Forces Day on Saturday.
Veterans from many conflicts marched proudly alongside youngsters from local cadet forces, as hundreds of spectators applauded in gratitude.
The sun was shining on the crowds who gathered in the town centre, many whom were proudly waving flags and singing patriotic songs.
A service of remembrance led by the Reverend Rachel Harrison was followed by a drill competition between local air, army and sea cadets.
There was also a flying display from one of the few remaining Spitfire aircraft.