Zetland FM Local News - 27th June 2018
A court has heard how a Redcar man damaged the window of an opticians with a baseball bat because he wanted to share a prison cell with his girlfriend;
A public demonstration of support to save the Regent Cinema is being held in Redcar;
...and the Yorkshire Regiment are heading to Redcar for their Freedom of the Borough Parade tomorrow.
A court has heard how a Redcar man damaged the window of an opticians with a baseball bat because he wanted to share a prison cell with his girlfriend.
Martin Victor McPherson had earlier been playing rounders at Redcar beach but later cracked the window of Campbell & McDearmid Optometrists because his partner had been arrested.
McPherson appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Monday where he pleaded guilty to criminal damage.
He was fined £80 and ordered to pay £180 compensation.
He must also pay £115 in costs.
A public demonstration of support to save the Regent Cinema is being held in Redcar.
Event organisers say thay many local tradespeople have already expressed willingness to help with any work needed to get the popular cinema open again.
The event organiser Richard Wild has asked supporters to gather tonight at 7pm outside the Regent.
They are hoping to persuade the local council to refurbish the building meaning that it can be used for another 30 years.
The Regent has been closed since April 10 after a routine inspection revealed structural problems, particularly with the roof and ceiling.
A subsequent independent survey showed that the damage was worse than expected.
The front of the cinema is now boarded up whilst asbestos is removed ahead of any decisions about what to do next with the building.
The Yorkshire Regiment are heading to Redcar for their Freedom of the Borough Parade tomorrow.
More than 200 soldiers from the regiment will joined by a marching band for the parade through Redcar from 11am until 12 noon.
They will march down Redcar High Street and the Esplanade on the seafront to celebrate the Freedom of the Borough.
Members of the public are invited to line the route of the parade to support the men and women of the armed forces.