Zetland FM Local News - 26th August 2017
A stolen boat belonging to Redcad Sea Cadets has been found burnt out;
Part of Saltburn beach has been closed off after the discovery of a suspicious object that turned out to be part of a fridge;
...and police are trying to educate motorists on how to drive safely with motorcyclists in mind.
A stolen boat belonging to Redcad Sea Cadets has been found burnt out. It was taken last weekend from a lock up in Majuba car park. The boat was seen being towed away on a trailer led by a red quad bike. Now it's been found burnt out and missing the engine. Police are asking for anyone with information to get in touch on non-emergency number 101.
Part of Saltburn beach has been closed off after the discovery of a suspicious object that turned out to be part of a fridge. The bomb disposal team were called out yesterday after a walker found the object that looked like a mine. A cordon was put up while it was analysed. But it turned out the object wasn't a mine but an old fridge motor.
Police are trying to educate motorists on how to drive safely with motorcyclists in mind. They're taking part in a week long campaign to try and reduce the risk of crashes involving motorbikes. They're the most vulnerable motorists and account for more than 20% of all road deaths in the UK. Police will be out patrolling the roads in marked and unmarked cars from Monday looking out for road safety.
Organisers of the Festival of Thrift are urging visitors to book tickets early because they're already selling out fast. The arrangements for this year's event are now well underway. And visitors can learn how to live sustainably by getting creative while saving money and the environment. New highlights for this year include a mystery tour in a converted double decker bus, ideas for thrifty ceremonies and the chance to become a citizen of Cardboardia. And it's set to take place on the 23rd and 24th of September at Kirkleatham Museum.