Zetland FM Local News - 16th July 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 16th July 2016.
Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery occurred at the Post Office on the High Street in Lingdale.
The incident took place on Wednesday at around 5.25pm when a man walked into the post office and threatened the a staff member with a knife and demanded cash from the safe.
The suspect left empty handed. He was wearing a camouflaged jacket and his face was covered.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously around the time of the incident is asked to contact DC Mick Jackson on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The RNLI lifeboats were launched in the early hours of yesterday to help police and coastguards search for a man reported to have entered the sea at Redcar.
The lifeboats launched at 1am and search the stretch of coastline between the South Gare lighthouse and Marske.
The sea search was brought to a halt just before 4am.
There are unconfirmed reports that the man was found by police officers in Redcar at 5am.
Police are appealing for information after a bicycle was stolen from the bike rack of a vehicle in Redcar.
The theft took place whilst the car was parked in the first car park on the Coast Road leaving Redcar towards Marske.
The incident occurred between 10:45am and 12 midday on Thursday and the bike is described as a red Cube Team LTD mountain bike and attached to it is a seat bag and bike computer and a high power LED spotlight under the handlebars.
Anyone who may have located the bike or seen anything suspicious at the time of the incident is asked to contact PC Lee Robinson on the non-emergency number 101.
Preparations are being made for the RNLI's biggest fundraising day of the year.
The annual Lifeboat Day takes place today and gives supporters of the the RNLI the chance to see the lifeboats and meet the crew while they collect funds for the charity.
Both the town's RNLI lifeboats will be on show in the high street this morning. Thisafternoon they'll be moved to the sea front, where they will take part in a search and rescue demonstration with lifeboats visiting from Hartlepool and Staithes and a Coastguard helicopter.
There will be fundraising stalls through the high street as well as activities for children near the lifeboat station.