Zetland FM Local News - 4th October 2023
One person has been taken to hospital after falling unwell on a bus in Staithes;
Two arrests have been made as a number of recent fires have been linked in Hemlington;
...and a local MP has thanked residents and key organisations for coming together to reduce flood risk.
One person has been taken to hospital after falling unwell on a bus in Staithes.
Just after 2pm yesterday, ambulance crews were called to the A174 Whitby Road after reports of a medical incident.
An air ambulance was called to the scene, landing near to Staithes Athletic Club, on Seaton Crescent.
The North East Ambulance Service has now confirmed that it has took one person to the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, for further treatment.
The condition of the individual is currently unknown.
Two arrests have been made as a number of recent fires have been linked in Hemlington.
A 33-year-old man has been arrested after a report of a house fire on Dalcross Court, Hemlington, around 7.15am on Monday.
The man, who was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, was taken into police custody.
An earlier fire, also on Dalcross Court, which took place around 10:45pm on Wednesday 27th September is also being linked to the second fire.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life in connection with the fire on 27th September and he is currently on bail whilst enquiries continue.
Fortunately, no one was hurt as a result of either incident.
Detectives continue to appeal to anyone who may have information or may have CCTV footage which could be relevant, to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.
A local MP has thanked residents and key organisations for coming together to reduce flood risk.
Following hugely damaging flash floods in Loftus and Easington over the summer, Sir Simon Clarke MP convened a meeting with residents and key stakeholders at Loftus Town Hall to discuss swift and effective flood risk reduction measures for both Loftus and Easington.
The flash floods on 5 August were the second such occurrence in just three years.
The meeting, which was chaired by Mayor Barry Hunt and hosted by Loftus Town Council, saw representatives from Northumbrian Water, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, and the Environment Agency engage with residents about finding both short-term and long-term solutions to reduce the flood risk.