Zetland FM Local News - 20th August 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 20th August 2016.
Bellringers at a local church had a narrow escape after a fire was deliberately started at the base of the church tower during practice.
Six bellringers at All Saints Church on the High Street in Skelton were practicing on Wednesday evening at around 8pm when it is believed someone entered the church and lit a fire at the foot of the tower.
Fortunately the bellringers smelled smoke and evacuated the tower before the fire had a chance to take hold.
The fire was started near the steps down from the tower which was the only exit from the bellringing area.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
Police are appealing for information after a stolen motorbike was being driven dangerously in our area.
Officers received reports of a red Lexmoto motorbike been ridden dangerously around Kirkleatham yesterday morning.
Police are keen to find out where the bike is currently being stored and would like to return it back to its rightful owner.
Anyone with any information as to where the bike may be located is asked to contact police on 101, or to call Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous on 0800 555 111.
A Teesside University graduate from our area Lynne Lawson has achieved her lifelong dream to pursue a career in acting.
Lynne Lawson from Skelton graduated this summer from the BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media at Teesside University. She now plans to set up her own theatre company with three other graduates and continue her studies at master’s level.
As part of her studies, Lynne also received the Dr Richard Griffiths Award for Outstanding Student Performance, an award created in memory of the Thornaby-born actor and Teesside University honorary graduate.
Lynne, who is 55 and from Skelton, said that she was in tears when she read the email which said she’d won the award. She said it gave her such a feeling that she had done the right thing in returning to education.
Lynne is also involved with a drama group in Redcar for teenagers, teaching them acting techniques.