Zetland FM Local News - 21st December 2017
Police are appealing for information after £1000 was stolen by men for work which was never carried out;
Members of Redcar’s junior parkrun have helped those less fortunate this Christmas after they organised a toy appeal for Footprints in the Community;
...and runners of all abilities are being encouraged to sign up to the region’s newest celebration of running.
Police are appealing for information after £1000 was stolen by men for work which was never carried out.
On Sunday 3rd December two offered to give a quote for new windows at an address on Derwent Road in Redcar.
They gave a quote of £1000 and returned on Saturday 9th December to take the money, stating they would be back to replace the windows the following week.
However, he has not returned.
The suspect who called himself ‘John’ is described as 5ft 9” tall, of heavy build, with short, dark hair and wearing a green Regatta jacket.
He was driving a small white van with windows in the rear and spoke with an Irish accent.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Wayne Pursley from Redcar Neighbourhood Policing Team on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Members of Redcar’s junior parkrun have helped those less fortunate this Christmas after they organised a toy appeal for Footprints in the Community.
Headed up by eight-year-old Redcar resident Libby Park, young runners decided to change their annual tradition from each runner getting a selection box to supporting families who might be struggling over Christmas.
With the help of Redcar and Cleveland’s Mayor Cllr Karen King, Libby worked with fellow junior parkrun members Riley & Max Middleton, Ben & Rosie Nozedar, and Libby’s brother Harry to get as many food and toy donations as they possibly could so they could get them to Footprints before Christmas.
Runners of all abilities are being encouraged to sign up to the region’s newest celebration of running.
The Redcar Running Festival was will take place Sunday 30 September 2018, and incorporates the Everyone Active Redcar Half Marathon, Beacon 5km, 2km fun run and the new Zetland 10km race.
Last year's winner of the Redcar Half Marathon, Aly Dixon launched the event yesterday.
Entries for the running festival open on Monday 1 January at redcarrunningfest.org.uk.