Zetland FM Local News - 29th August 2018
Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Redcar in which an 18-year-old man was assaulted;
Saltburn’s famous 130-year-old cliff lift broke down over the weekend leaving passengers stuck halfway up;
...and the organisers of the Festival of Thrift are looking for people to get involved with the forthcoming thrifty re-shoot of the famous one-take Redcar seafront scene from Atonement.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Redcar in which an 18-year-old man was assaulted.
The incident happened sometime between 6pm and 7pm on Saturday on Redcar sea front.
The vulnerable victim was approached by a group of around twenty youths, both male and female, aged between 13 and 16 years old.
The group were verbally abusive towards him and kicked him to the knee, causing him to fall to the ground.
A member of the public stepped in to assist the victim, as the group are believed to have been encouraging the assault.
Two unknown females are also believed to have assisted the victim by calling him a taxi to get home.
Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact PC Joshua Parry on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Saltburn’s famous 130-year-old cliff lift broke down over the weekend leaving passengers stuck halfway up .
The cliff lift at Saltburn, which has recently undergone extensive repairs and renovations, stalled on Saturday morning leaving passengers stranded.
The Victorian-era lift failed to finish its ascent - stopping about 1m shy of the station - and leaving passengers just short of being able to get off safely.
Redcar and Cleveland Council said the temporary stalling of the cliff lift was due to a mechanical issue which was resolved within a short space of time.
The organisers of the Festival of Thrift are looking for people to get involved with the forthcoming thrifty re-shoot of the famous one-take Redcar seafront scene from Atonement.
As part of the build up to the 2018 Festival of Thrift, artist and film-maker Richard DeDomenici has been commissioned to make a ‘Redux’ version of the five minute Dunkirk scene from the 2007 Oscar winning film starring local volunteers.
Filming takes place on Tuesday 11 September in the exact spot on Redcar beach that was used in the original film.
The Festival would like to hear from anybody who would like to volunteer their time – on screen as well as off-screen.
The opportunity is open to everyone over the age of 16, male and female, and for every aspect of the project from ‘acting’ to being part of the support crew.
More details are available on the Festival of Thrift website.