Zetland FM Local News - 7th March 2020
Two men have been charged in connection with a reported incident at a jewellers in Redcar;
Local people with learning disabilities have been left devastated after a "community hub" was destroyed in Middlesbrough;
...and a local councillor has questioned whether Saltburn's Victorian cliff tramway provides an "economic benefit" to our area.
Two men have been charged in connection with a reported incident at a jewellers in Redcar.
Police were called to reports of an attempted break in at H. Samuel jewellers on High Street in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Officers attended the scene and two men reportedly made off from the store.
After a short chase involving a police dog, both were detained by officers.
The two men appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court yesterday charged with attempted burglary other than dwelling with intent to steal.
Local people with learning disabilities have been left devastated after a "community hub" was destroyed in Middlesbrough.
Officers are investigating an arson attack on a wooden sun room which is used by local people with learning disabilities in Park End.
The incident happened at around 1.30am on Thursday at Sandringham House on Overdale Road.
Officers are appealing for anyone who may have information regarding the incident or any private CCTV or dash cam footage which could assist their investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A local councillor has questioned whether Saltburn's Victorian cliff tramway provides an "economic benefit" to our area.
The Saltburn funicular, which dates back to 1884, is thought to be the oldest operating water-balance cliff lift in the UK.
Chris Gallacher, of UKIP, asked whether the cost of operating and maintaining the Grade II-listed attraction was a "cost burden".
Redcar and Cleveland Council said the lift and pier attracted tens of thousands of people to the area and was the most visited paid-for attraction in the borough, carrying more than 150,000 passengers a year when fully operational.