Zetland FM Local News - 6th July 2018
Rail services in our area suffered delays after a lorry smashed into a railway bridge yesterday;
Police are investigating a suspected arson which happened at the rear of Pets at Home in Teesside Park;
...and bikers from across the north came together yesterday to say farewell to a much-loved motorbike enthusiast from Redcar.
Rail services in our area suffered delays after a lorry smashed into a railway bridge yesterday.
A Ward Bros lorry collided with the Albert Bridge, between Queen’s Square and Exchange Place in Middlesbrough, shortly after 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Rail services between Middlesbrough and Saltburn have been cancelled until a Network Rail engineer assesses the damage.
An engineer attended the site yesterday evening to assess the bridge, and the line reopened at around twenty to six.
Police are investigating a suspected arson which happened at the rear of Pets at Home in Teesside park.
The incident occurred at around 5pm on Sunday 24th June.
The fire quickly spread to the side of the building where both stock and livestock were stored, however thankfully no livestock was injured.
It caused significant damage to the side of the building and destroyed a nearby storage unit.
It is believed a small group of youths were around at the time of the incident, two black males and three white males, two of whom were on pedal bikes.
Officers would like to speak to these individuals as they may be able to assist with enquiries.
Anyone who was around at the time of the fire is asked to contact PC Kieran Okey from Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
Bikers from across the north came together yesterday to say farewell to a much-loved motorbike enthusiast from Redcar.
Seven motorbikes formed a guard of honour to pay tribute to Allan Flintoff as his cortege entered Kirkleatham Crematorium.
The 40-year-old sadly passed away in a biking accident while in Spain on June 15.
His wife, Jayne, 41, paid tribute to him in a moving speech read out by the conductor of the service, there was also a tribute from Allan’s step-daughter Chloe, and from his seven-year-old son, James.
The service ended with one of Allan’s favourite songs, ‘I Will Wait’ by Mumford and Sons.