Zetland FM Local News - 17th December 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 17th December 2016.
Trading standards officers have seized a large amount of alleged fake Yankee Candles in Redcar.
The officers seized the candles yesterday from a stall holder at Redcar market by Cleveland Police with help from Trading Standards.
The Redcar Town NPT Facebook page posted pictures of various scented candles boxed in the luxury brand’s packaging being sold for £10, which is more than half the usual retail price.
The candles were all packaged professionally and it is not clear how the candles had been identified as being fakes. Photos on the page show dozens of boxes which had been seized and placed in bags by officers.
It is understood the stallholder who was selling the candles was interviewed by officials from Trading Standards and Redcar & Cleveland Council yesterday.
Police are reminding members of the public to stay safe whilst out enjoying themselves over the festive period.
Officers work all year round with partners from the local authorities, the health service and others, to create a safe night time environment for those enjoying the areas’ nightlife.
Police will be out on patrol over the weekend and over the upcoming bank holidays, including Boxing Day and New Year, and are encouraging people to think about planning their nights out by arranging their plans to get home, staying together in groups so as not to get separated from friends and keeping a close eye on drinks.
The overall aim is to create a fun and safe environment for everyone socialising in our area’s town centres.
It was a sad occasion for the volunteers of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat station yesterday as they said "farewell" to Stan Layton, a boathouse attendant at Redcar for many years, who passed away on 2nd December.
Stan was a popular face at the lifeboat station in the 1990s and 2000s and was always there for the crew with a fresh brew of tea when they returned from rescues and training.
Stan's coffin was brought to the lifeboat station and as a mark of respect for Stan and everything he did for them, the crew formed a guard of honour and raised a cup of tea as the cortege passed by the station.
The crew then formed a guard of honour as the coffin was brought into St Hilda's Chapel at the Acklam Crematorium, Middlesbrough.
Stan Layton died after a long illness in the early hours of Friday 2nd December, just moments after celebrating his 82nd birthday with his family.