Zetland FM Local News - 8th December 2018
A man has been arrested after Neighbourhood Police officers discovered a large cannabis farm in Redcar;
Ram raiders have stolen a safe from a local leisure centre after smashing their way in through a wall;
...and a no deal Brexit could damage the regional chemical industry, the body representing the sector across the North-East has warned.
A man has been arrested after Neighbourhood Police officers discovered a large cannabis farm in Redcar.
Officers and PCSO’s from Redcar’s Neighbourhood Team discovered the farm on Station Road in Redcar yesterday morning.
800 plants were recovered from the property with a street value of up to £600k.
A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drugs offences and he currently remains in custody.
Anyone with information on drugs activity in our area is asked to contact police on 101 or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Ram raiders have stolen a safe from a local leisure centre after smashing their way in through a wall.
Police say a "large amount of cash" was stolen when the safe was removed from Loftus Leisure Centre at around 1am on Wednesday.
The surrounding wall was damaged and brought down by a group in a 4x4 vehicle.
It's the second time in months that a leisure centre in our area has been raided.
In July, the Eston Leisure Centre had its automatic doors smashed down, but those responsible made off empty handed.
Bosses at Loftus Leisure Centre have reassured the public that the daily operation at the centre has not been affected and say that they are working with the council and local contractors to repair the damage to the external wall as soon as possible.
A no deal Brexit could damage the regional chemical industry, the body representing the sector across the North-East has warned.
Mark Kenrick, Chairman of NEPIC, which stands for the North East Process Industry Cluster, says that a No Deal Brexit would be the worst possible outcome from Tuesday’s Commons vote for the region’s chemical manufacturing sector, much of it based in our area.
Mr Kenrick revealed that the NEPIC board has written to the region’s MPs to make it clear that no deal would be the “worst possible outcome” for an industry that directly employs 7,500 people on Teesside alone, and many more through the local supply chain.”