Zetland FM Local News - 5th September 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 5th September 2016
Vandals have put a popular miniature railway in our area out of operation at the weekend.
Pieces of a safety fence designed to prevent children and small animals going onto the track at the Saltburn Miniature Railway were torn down by vandals and then burnt on a large makeshift bonfire on Friday night.
Fire crews from Saltburn Fire Station were called at around 11pm following reports of large fire near to the childrens playground.
Two industrial bins had also been stolen from nearby businesses and thrown into the flames.
The damage to the safety fence meant that the railway was unable to operate for all of Saturday and yesterday morning whilst volunteers carried out repairs.
It is believed that the vandalism caused around £250 of damage. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A girl from Teesside has been left blind and in kidney failure after an incident whilst on a holiday in Greece.
Twenty-year-old Hannah Powell remains in a Greek hospital on a dialysis machine and struggling to regain her sight following emergency treatment after a night out during the trip to Zante with friends.
Police believe that her her drink may have been laced with potentially deadly methanol which has caused the devastating reaction.
Hannah's parents have flown to be with her and have expressed their concerns that their daughter may never regain her sight.
Unscrupulous bar owners in Greece have been known to use methanol, which is a clear liquid, as a cheap alcohol substitute to disguise the watering down of drinks.
As little as four millilitres can cause permanent blindness.
Redcar Athletic are celebrating after pulling of a stunning victory over Silksworth at the weekend.
First half goals came from Sam Webster, two from Andy Jennings, and another from Michael Woodhouse to give Redcar a 4-1 lead at half-time. Two further goals from Andy Jennings in the second half sealed the deal on a thrilling match, with the final score Redcar Athletic 6, Silksworth 1.