Zetland FM Local News - 29th March 2021
Balloons have been released to pay tribute to a teenager who died in a motorcycle crash in our area;
A bus belonging to sea cadets in our area has been vandalised and may have to be scrapped;
...and Redcar Urgent Treatment Centre has said that it will revert back to its usual opening times of 8am to 9.30pm from Tuesday 6 April.
Balloons have been released to pay tribute to a teenager who died in a motorcycle crash in our area.
Rhys Wardle was riding in woodland near to Lazenby when he collided with a tree on Sunday, March 21st.
A huge rescue operation was launched to save the 16-year-old, with the air ambulance being called to the scene.
Rhys suffered serious injuries and was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where he sadly died.
On Saturday afternoon, mourners gathered on Eston Hills for a balloon release dedicated to Rhys.
Scores of people could be seen surrounding a flag bearing his name at the top of Eston Nab.
A bus belonging to sea cadets in our area has been vandalised and may have to be scrapped.
Zetland FM's Stuart Clarkson reports:
"The bus had been parked in what was believed to be a secure area in Kirkleatham, and appears to have been targetted twice by vandals who have smashed all the windows and caused extensive damage to other parts of the vehicle.
Early reports suggest it is going to be beyond economical repair.
The van was a much needed resource for moving the Sea Cadets from the Redcar Unit and other local units around the country for courses, training and trips.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police."
Redcar Urgent Treatment Centre has said that it will revert back to its usual opening times of 8am to 9.30pm from Tuesday 6 April.
The urgent treatment centre at Redcar Primary Care Hospital extended its opening hours to 11.30pm over the winter months to provide additional support to urgent care teams as part of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Urgent treatment centres offer people urgent medical attention when it's not a life-threatening emergency.
If you have an injury or illness that requires urgent medical attention but is not life-threatening, the centre is open from 8am to 9.30pm, seven days a week, with free parking and on-site x-ray facilities.