Zetland FM Local News - 18th July 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 18th July 2016.
A man has been arrested after a crash at a busy Redcar roundabout on Friday.
A spokesperson for Cleveland Police confirmed that a man had been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.
Police, ambulance and three fire engines attended the accident which occurred at the roundabout at the junction of the A174 and Redcar Lane at around 12.45pm after a collision involving a blue mini and a brown Vauxhall Astra estate.
The air ambulance was also requested but it is believed no one was seriously injured.
The accident partially blocked the road for around two hours.
A crash involving a motorbike and a car blocked a major road in our area yesterday afternoon.
Officers from Cleveland Police closed the A171 Moors Road between Whitby and Scaling Dam following the accident at around 4pm yesterday.
Emergency services were called to assist North Yorkshire Police with the incident, which happened about half a mile before the Egton turn-off on the eastbound carriageway A171.
A spokesperson for Cleveland Police confirmed that the incident involved a car and a motorbike, but was unable to provide further details.
Huge crowds headed to Redcar at the weekend to show their support for the RNLI for their annual Lifeboat Day.
A full day of events on Saturday saw volunteers take to the sea to show off their skills. The afternoon included a display by the Coastguard helicopter which flew in to perform a simulated rescue operation.
Lifeboats from nearby Hartlepool and Staithes lifeboat stations joined crews from Redcar's two rescue boats.
The total amount raised on the day was £3,300.
A virtual rowathon which has been completed by the lifeboat crew has raised a further £1,200.
Local RNLI lifeguards and local police and sea cadets, have rowed 425 miles using rowing machines, which is equivalent to the distance by sea from Redcar to the RNLI headquarters in Poole, Dorset.