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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 10th September 2016

Police are warning members of the public following two offences of ‘shoulder surfing’ in Middlesbrough.

‘Shoulder surfing’ is when people carefully look over your shoulder to watch you typing in your pin number at a till or cash point.

PC Neil Horner, from Coulby Newham Neighbourhood Team, told Zetland FM that typically, once people have ‘shoulder surfed’ they have someone’s pin number and they can then attempt to their bank card in order to steal money.

He said it is important for people to be extremely careful when they are entering their pin number in public. You should ensure that pin numbers are entered when the key pads are covered and double check that no one is stood close behind watching you.

Anyone who thinks that they have been a victim or anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to contact PC Neil Horner on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution are working together to improve safety on our areas beaches.

Following a series of incidents around the UK’s coastline, the RNLI has extended its beach lifeguard service at Saltburn over the weekends until Sunday 25 September. The charity’s lifeguards will be in attendance between 10am and 6pm.

Saltburn is a popular destination for swimmers and surfers, as well as walkers who venture near the base of the cliffs, and the tide can cause difficulties for people who may become trapped.

The council has installed a number of signs at Huntcliff in Saltburn to urge people to check the tide times.

For safety advice, please visit: www.rnli.org.uk/respectthewater


A local octagenarian has completed the final stretch of a charity swim.

83-year-old Alan Frankland, who is President of Redcar Branch of the Royal British Legion, set out to swim the distance of the English channel, which is some 22 miles.

Alan has been swimming half a mile three times a week for the past few weeks at Redcar Leisure Centre, and he completed his channel challenge yesterday morning.

To commemorate Alan's epic efforts, he was escorted into the pool by Royal British Legion Standard Bearers and the Union Standard in the presence of the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland Cllr Barry Hunt.

Before beginning the final leg of the swim, Alan told Zetland FM he appreciated the support.

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