Zetland FM Local News - 15th November 2017
Cleveland Police are continuing to investigate a serious incident which occurred at the Springfield Hotel in Middlesbrough on Monday;
Volunteers from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in our area yesterday evening;
...and new figures show the bathing water on our areas beaches are in good - or even excellent - shape.
Cleveland Police are continuing to investigate a serious incident which occurred at the Springfield Hotel in Middlesbrough on Monday.
Seven men and one woman have been arrested in connection with the incident, which was reported to police ataround 8.30pm on Monday.
Six of those arrested were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and the other two were arrested on suspicion of public order offences.
Inquiries into the incident are on-going.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number.
Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Volunteers from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in our area yesterday evening.
The team were alerted by Cleveland Police to a walker who was lost in woods near to Swainby whilst out walking.
The female walker, who was from York had lost her way in the dense woodland in the failing light.
As the search was being organised the lady was located by team members in one of the organisations landrovers who were doing an initial search of the larger tracks in the area.
The lady was reunited with her car in Swainby as the team stood down.
Members of the team were involved for around 30 minutes.
New figures show the bathing water on our areas beaches are in good - or even excellent - shape.
In our area, 2 beaches met the excellent standard, with four classified as good and none as poor.
And those readings were despite a relatively wet summer, when rainwater from urban and agricultural areas can run off into the sea and cause a dip in quality.
Bathing waters which achieved the “excellent” standard include Marske Sands and Saltburn.
Those achieving the “good” rating included Redcar Coatham, Redcar Lifeboat Station, Redcar Granville and Redcar Stray.
The samples are taken by the Environment Agency between May and September each year to assess the bathing waters against strict regulations.