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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 10th October 2016.

 

Redcar Sea Cadets have been left without vital equipment after a break-in at their headquarters in Redcar.

Over the weekend thieves forced open a metal gate and a padlock to gain access to the premises, which are at the rear of Zetland Methodist Church on the Crescent in Redcar.

Bob Esplin is the Acting Commander of Redcar Sea Cadets.

 

Two men have been arrested over the weekend following a robbery at a convenience store in our area.

A man armed with a knife and wearing a balaclava threatened a female shop assistant at the Premier Stores shop on Marshall Avenue in the Brambles Farm area of Middlesbrough at around 7.45 on Saturday evening.

The man threatened the woman with the knife before making off with cigarettes and whisky.

The woman was said to be shaken but unhurt following the robbery.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said that two arrests have been made, and that detectives were continuing their investigations.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact officers on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

A group of residents from Skelton have recreated a protest walk originally undertaken by hundreds of people in the 1800's.

In 1880 a group of 800 Skelton miners and local residents took part in a walk to protest about the closure of a public road by local landowners the Wharton Estate.

Back then they were supporting Miss Hannah Emmerson of Skelton who had ordered that a fence erected to block a local path be removed and who was facing court as a result.

On Saturday afternoon residents once again walked the route originally taken back in 1880, to draw attention to the importance of keeping public rights of way open.

This time round the walkers included Anthony Wharton who is a descendant of the Wharton Estate.

Organisers have hailed the event as a success, and have thanked everybody who took part.


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