Zetland FM Local News - 23rd August 2023
A controlled explosion has taken place at the Teesworks site after a suspected World War Two device was discovered;
Police are appealing for information following a burglary at an adult learning facility in Middlesbrough;
...and one of Skinningrove’s well-loved landmarks, the Repus Coble, has recently been brought back to its former glory after being displayed for almost 20 years on the Skinningrove Beach.
A controlled explosion has taken place at the Teesworks site after a suspected World War Two device was discovered.
As we reported on Zetland FM earlier this week, police and bomb disposal teams were called to the site, in Redcar, after the suspected historical ordinance was found by a contractor carrying out excavation work shortly after 4pm on Monday.
A 500m cordon was put in place around the area for safety reasons but staff at Teesworks confirmed there was no risk to the wider community.
Yesterday afternoon the device was safely detonated in a controlled explosion by personnel from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal and the area is now safe.
The cordon was lifted a short time later.
Police are appealing for information following a burglary at an adult learning facility in Middlesbrough.
Thieves broke into the premises at Larchfield Farm, which houses adults with complex needs, shortly after 2am yesterday morning.
Two suspects, who were wearing dark clothing and balaclavas, entered the building and forced open a cupboard containing a safe.
The suspects then stole the safe, making off on foot towards Hemlington.
Anyone with CCTV, doorbell footage or information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.
One of Skinningrove’s well-loved landmarks, the Repus Coble, has recently been brought back to its former glory after being displayed for almost 20 years on the Skinningrove Beach.
The Rebus Coble was first displayed on the Skinningrove Beach in 2005 when it was saved from being destroyed.
Since then, the Repus Coble became a part of the village’s heritage and identity, with two statues depicting fishermen being created by a local artist to complete its authentic look.
In recent years, after 20 years of exposure to the weather, the condition of the wooden boat and its statues had been slowly deteriorating.
However, the Repus Coble has recently been repaired and repainted, and the statues also being covered in fiberglass to ensure their future preservation.
The restauration was funded by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council with contributions from the Brotton Ward Councillors Cllr Barry Hunt, Cllr Martin Fletcher and Cllr Graham Cutler.