Zetland FM Local News - 21st July 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 21st July 2016.
A man has been arrested after inappropriate comments were allegedly made to three 12-year-old boys in Redcar.
A 43-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the incident, which happened near to the play park at the old paddling pool on the Coast Road at around 6pm on Monday 11th July.
As we reported on Zetland FM last week, the suspect was described as around 42-years-old with a bald head, false teeth and a protruding stomach. He was riding a red mountain bike, smoking a rolled cigarette and smelt of alcohol. He was bare chested and wore a red or orange jacket tied around his waist, black Adidas jogging bottoms and black trainers.
Today a 43-year-old man has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Kevin Carter on 101.
Parents are being urged to help tackle arson as Cleveland Fire Brigade clamps down on the cost of deliberate fires during the school summer holidays.
The appeal comes after latest figures show that fire setters cost Cleveland nearly £900,000 during the 2015 holiday break.
Buildings, wheelie bins, rubbish and grasslands have all been targeted in recent years. Deliberate fires divert resources away from real emergencies where lives may be at risk.
Last summer there were 448 deliberate fires – a 31% increase on the same period in 2014.
146 of these were in Redcar and Cleveland.
Anyone with information about arson or anti-social behaviour in their area, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or the Police on 101.
Visitors to our areas beaches are being urged to pick up after themselves after large amounts of litter were left behind on Monday.
The heatwave brought visitors to Redcar and Saltburn in their thousands on Monday, however when the crowds headed home, they left behind a large amount of litter on the beaches, including used towels, food boxes, drinks cans, soiled nappies, and numerous other items.
Zetland FM posted images of the rubbish on Facebook on Monday evening, prompting an angry reaction from followers.
Councillor Alec Brown from Redcar & Cleveland Council told Zetland FM that the council had put extra litter pickers inplace during the summer months, and also thanked the community organisations and council staff who continue to keep the beach clean.
He said it was great to see that Redcar was a popular destination to visit during the warm weather, however he urged visitors to pick up after themselves, and to take their rubbish home.