Zetland FM Local News - 1st December 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 1st December 2016.
Replica football shirts have been seized during a raid on a house in Saltburn.
They were found amongst other items that could add up to thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit goods.
They were seized by Redcar Neighbourhood Police Team and the council's trading standards department yesterday.
They were “surprised” to find several cardboard boxes crammed with items including replica football shirts leisure clothing.
No arrests have so far been made but investigations are ongoing.
Cleveland Police are giving shoppers jingle bells to help deter thieves over Christmas.
The bells attach to a bag’s handle and will ring if someone tries to grab the bag or remove its contents.
Shoppers can get the bells at Sainsbury’s in Guisborough on Monday between midday at 2pm, or at the Post Office inside W H Smith's in the Cleveland Centre the following Monday.
The bells will also be handed out to local charity shops across Redcar & Cleveland for people to pop in and collect.
Police will also be handing out crime prevention advice leaflets for the festive period.
They will contain information about keeping belongings and Christmas shopping safe.
Christmas is well underway with events going on all this week, including Eston’s tree light switch on and the Marske Christmas Festival - both taking place today.
Eston's Christmas market is on today between 12 and 6 and the entertainment and Christmas tree light switch on will begin at 4.
And there will be reindeer and craft stalls in Marske, followed by a Christmas float at 6pm at Cheshire Home.
Tomorrow there will be a Christmas parade at 5pm in New Marske.
And Saltburn's Christmas lights are set to be switched on on Saturday at 5pm.
They will be turned on by two local children who won a colouring competition and will be followed by Santa making his journey through the town.