Zetland FM Local News - 18th January 2022
The volunteers of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into action twice in our area yesterday;
Police are appealing for witnesses to or anyone with dash cam footage of an incident in Middlesbrough where a dog walker was injured by a motorbike;
...and community groups with innovative ideas to help reduce nuisance fires are being offered grants of up to £3,000 from Cleveland Fire Brigade.
The volunteers of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into action twice in our area yesterday.
Just after twenty past two yesterday morning both Lifeboats were launched in a search for a missing person.
The incident was resolved by the Police.
Then just before twenty to seven yesterday morning the Atlantic 85 was launched again, to the aid of a fishing vessel.
Vessel was successfully towed to Paddy's Hole at South Gare and the crew were able to return to the lifeboat station.
Police are appealing for witnesses to or anyone with dash cam footage of an incident in Middlesbrough where a dog walker was injured by a motorbike.
The man, who is in his 50s, was walking his dog on Barker Road on Monday 20th December at around 4pm when the black motorbike which had no lights on turned at speed from Thornfield Road and collided with him, knocking him to the ground.
The victim struck his face on the pavement and later required thousands of pounds of dental treatment.
The motorbike was ridden by a single male with no helmet on who made off after the incident.
The victim believes a motorist just behind the bike saw the incident but didn't stop.
Anyone who was in the area and who may have seen either the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
Community groups with innovative ideas to help reduce nuisance fires are being offered grants of up to £3,000 from Cleveland Fire Brigade.
Some 85% of Cleveland’s fire calls are related to deliberate fires – that's the highest number in the country – and divert resources away from other emergencies where lives may be at risk.
Latest figures show there were nearly 4,000 deliberate fires in the Brigade area in 2021.
Now the brigade are looking for projects with innovative approaches to engaging with people who are setting fires or projects that reduce the opportunity for arsonists to start fires.
The Brigade has £15,000 available for grants, and projects can include diversionary activities for young people, new physical structures or cleaning up the local environment.
You can find out more by visiting the Cleveland Fire Brigade website.