Zetland FM Local News - 4th August 2022
Officers are investigating after a report of a fire on Lackenby Lane in East Cleveland around 8pm on Tuesday;
A Middlesbrough hotel was cordoned off following a fire yesterday;
...and hand-crafted sunflowers that were installed along Saltburn Pier in tribute to the work of Teesside Hospice have been destroyed just days after its launch.
Officers are investigating after a report of a fire on Lackenby Lane in East Cleveland around 8pm on Tuesday.
The fire originated in a farmers field and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.
Nearby roads were closed, from the A1053 Greystones roundabout to the Trunk Road (known locally as the 'Mad Mile') for around two hours due to lack of visibility.
Police believe that youths may have been responsible for the fire and are investigating a possible arson.
They would appeal to anyone who may have children who were out in the area last night who may have come home smelling of smoke, to call them on the non-emergency number 101.
A Middlesbrough hotel was cordoned off following a fire yesterday.
Emergency services were called to the scene at the Cambridge Hotel, in Acklam at around 4.25pm.
Firefighters cordoned off the entrance to the hotel, on Cambridge Road, and asked drivers to avoid the area.
There were also a number of police units at the scene.
A spokesman for Cleveland Fire Brigade said that there were no casualties as a result of the incident.
Hand-crafted sunflowers that were installed along Saltburn Pier in tribute to the work of Teesside Hospice have been destroyed just days after its launch.
Last Friday, Teesside Hospice celebrated a successful launch of Sunflower Memories with around 400 people entrusting the hospice with their loved ones dedications and memories.
However, despite having security patrols each night, people have managed to find a way to deface, damage and steal fifteen Sunflowers in the past coupe of days
The Linthorpe charity offers support for people to live well alongside their illness as well as providing grief counselling, inpatient care, home visits and have their own lymphoedema clinic.
The flowers contained dedications to the people across Teesside who have lost loved ones over the years who were cared for by Teesside Hospice.