Zetland FM Local News - 3rd January 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
The Redcar lifeboat was called into action early in the morning of New Year's Eve to rescue a stranded fishing boat.
The boat suffered mechanical failure three miles north east of Redcar.
The two-man crew of the fishing boat alerted UK Coastguard when their boat suffered gearbox failure.
The boat failed while the crew were preparing to bring fishing gear back to shore.
The boat was towed to Marske beach and was recovered to safety.
A family memorial bench at Skelton Cemetery has been vandalised for the second time in two years.
The bench was erected in memory of grandad Ron Jones but has been snapped into pieces.
Despite people offering to help fix the bench for free, it’s thought to be beyond repair.
Police are now investigating the vandalism which occurred sometime between Boxing Day and December the 28th.
Anybody who has any information about the damage can call Cleveland Police on 101.
And a post trying to track down those responsible has now been shared over 400 times on Facebook.
And litterbugs have been slammed after dumping piles of waste at Tesco in Redcar.
While residents were asked to take their post-Christmas rubbish to the tip many chose to leave their waste at the recycling centre at Tesco.
More than 100 formal warning letters have been issued to people caught on CCTV.
Redcar & Cleveland Council asked residents a few weeks ago to get rid of any Christmas waste at Dunsdale Household Waste Recycling Centre.
This centre was closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but reopened afterwards.
Despite this, many people chose to use the recycling area at Tesco despite the bins being full.
The area has now been cleared of the rubbish.