Zetland FM Local News - 18th November 2022
A woman has been arrested after a fire caused damage to toilets at the Redcar Beacon;
Police are appealing for information following the theft of essential lifesaving equipment from an ambulance, as paramedics were assisting a patient;
...and it's been announced that Loftus Library building is to be demolished once the library service is relocated.
A woman has been arrested after a fire caused damage to toilets at the Redcar Beacon.
The alarm was raised on Tuesday morning with emergency services attending the Beacon at around 10.30am following reports of smoke and flames in the ladies toilets.
The Beacon has been the focus of a number of anti-social behaviour incidents in recent years, with fires previously being set in the toilets, deliberate damage caused to the lifts and missiles being lobbed down onto the street below.
Cleveland Police say that a 27-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson following the incident and has been bailed pending further enquiries.
Police are appealing for information following the theft of essential lifesaving equipment from an ambulance, as paramedics were assisting a patient.
At around 2:30am on the morning of Sunday 6th November, items were stolen from an ambulance parked on Kildare Street in Middlesbrough.
Whilst the paramedics were inside of an address, the man in the images has opened the door to the front cab area of the ambulance and taken a bag, containing one of the paramedic’s meal and coffee for his shift.
The thief also stole a Samsung Terafix digital tablet which is essential equipment as it is used to provide the paramedic with details of the jobs they are tasked to attend.
The male is described as wearing a blue waterproof coat, with a yellow blanket around his neck and shoulders and a cap.
The bag was later found on Essex Street by the paramedics, however the tablet was not recovered.
It was tracked to the area of Costa Street in Middlesbrough for some time before losing power.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
It's been announced that Loftus Library building is to be demolished once the library service is relocated.
Planning permission was granted at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s regulatory committee last week, meaning demolition will take place in autumn 2023.
Duncan Place, where the library will be located, is currently being renovated and extended under the Future High Streets scheme.
Duncan Place will bring together several council services within one improved building with a small refreshment counter and revitalised spaces for youth and family activities including a community hall.