Zetland FM Local News - 16th August 2022
Police have issued an appeal following deliberate fires which were set in the Seamer and Hilton area;
Police are investigating after a number of the memorial sunflowers on Saltburn pier were damaged, with some suspected to have been stolen;
...and an East Cleveland church is seeking dare devil teddy bears to take part in a death-defying zip slide in aid of church funds.
Police have issued an appeal following deliberate fires which were set in the Seamer and Hilton area.
Following several deliberate ignitions to straw bales and farmland in the Seamer and Hilton areas between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday 30th July, police have already spoken to a number of people.
It is believed there are other witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, and officers are appealing for them to come forward as they may be able to help with on-going enquiries.
The fire service attended at the time and extinguished the fires and there was limited damage, although police say the situation could have ended up much worse.
A number of youths were seen in the area at the time, and they left the scene as emergency services arrived.
Any witnesses or other people with information is urged to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
Police are investigating after a number of the memorial sunflowers on Saltburn pier were damaged, with some suspected to have been stolen.
The handmade sunflowers are a tribute to lost loved ones and are part of the work carried out by Teesside Hospice, who say that they will now have to find the money to replace the stolen or defaced flowers.
Officers are appealing for anyone with information on who may have been responsible for the recent damage and thefts to contact them on the 101 number.
An East Cleveland church is seeking dare devil teddy bears to take part in a death-defying zip slide in aid of church funds.
St Mark's Church in Marske-by-the-sea is looking for the area's bravest teddy bears and other soft toys to abseil down a 90 feet high zip slide.
Participants are invited to raise a minimum of £5 sponsorship and there will be a prize for the bear or animal with the most sponsorship.
Organised by the town's church bell ringers, the proceeds will go towards the £107,000 needed to restore the church tower.
The tower was last overhauled 120 years ago after the fire of 1902 destroyed the upper levels.
The zip slide takes place on Sunday 4th September, between 2.00pm - 4.00pm.