Zetland FM Local News - 15th August 2020
A man accused of sending threatening messages which led to a street being evacuated for hours has been named;
Emergency services were called to a large fire at a residential address in Brotton;
...and a ceremony will be taking place in our area today to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.
A man accused of sending threatening messages which led to a street being evacuated for hours has been named.
38-year-old Kamil Karwarski (pron ???) was arrested on Wednesday in Grangetown.
Cleveland Police said previously that the the Army's bomb disposal team were called to a property in Bolckow Road later on Wednesday evening, linked to the arrest.
Karwarski was later charged with three counts of sending a letter or communication or article conveying a threatening message, and assault.
Residents were told to leave their homes at around 6.30pm on Wednesday after the road was taped off and guarded by by Cleveland Police while explosive experts searched a property.
Emergency services were called to a large fire at a residential address in Brotton.
Witnesses say black smoke began billowing out from the windows of the property in Abbey Street shortly after 7pm on Thursday.
A number of Cleveland Fire Brigade appliances attended the incident as the smoke filled the nearby streets.
One person left the property prior to the arrival of the fire brigade and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
A ceremony will be taking place in our area today to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.
Organised by the Redcar Branch of the Royal British Legion, the event at Redcar Cenotaph will involve Standard Bearers from the ex-service associations, plus Royal British Legion members, the Mayor plus ex service personnel.
Wreaths will be laid at the Cenotaph and crosses at the Garden, and a short service will be conducted by local vicar Rev Rebecca Haughty.
At 11am there will be the last post and two minutes silence. This will be followed by the reading of a poem entitled "Cry for Peace Around the World " read by the branch chairman Eric Howden B.E.M.
It is hoped that churches throughout the country will ring out their bells 75 times to mark the end of the war 75 years ago and also read out the poem.