Zetland FM Local News - 22nd Feb 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 22nd February 2016
The RNLI lifeboats from Redcar were called into action yesterday after three walkers became separated from the rest of their group and were cut off by the tide at Saltburn.
A group of six men, all from the USA and working in the Teesside area, were walking from Skinningrove to Saltburn along the base of Huntcliff. While three of the men made it safely to Saltburn, the remainder of the party were lost from sight.
Concerned for their wellbeing, the men who had arrived back at Saltburn raised the alarm.
UK Coastguard requested the launch of the two lifeboats from Redcar to search along the cliff bottom between Saltburn and Skinningrove.
Both lifeboats launched and shortly after arriving in the area the crews spotted the three men, about half way between Saltburn and Skinningrove.
The inshore lifeboat then ran in and picked up the men, and then they were transferred to the larger lifeboat for the run back to Redcar.
The men were unharmed during the incident.
Officers from the Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit have been in action in our area over the weekend.
A vehicle failed to stop on Birchington avenue on Saturday evening, and a short pursuit ensued during which there was a small amount of contact between the car and the police vehicle.
The subject vehicle continued on a short before the occupants abandoned the vehicle and made off on foot. Both managed to get away.
The offending vehicle was recovered and enquiries are continuing to identify the driver.
Also on Saturday, officers stopped a vehicle which was seen in suspicious circumstances in the South Bank area.
Police stopped the driver, and detected the aroma of alcohol, as well as finding a half-drunk pint of snakebite in the footwell
The officer had grounds to suspect the driver of being drunk, and was arrested. This suspicion was confirmed in custody, and additionally the driver was found to be disqualified.
Redcar Athletic gave a remarkable performance on Saturday with a victory that saw the scoreline reach double figures.
They beat Wearside League rivals Seaham Red Star by 10 goals to nil.
The day belonged to Athletic's striker Andy Jennings, who cemented his place at the top of the Wearside League scoring charts with a fantastic haul of 6 goals. Jennings also provided the assists for the other 4 goals, and justifiably earned himself the award for Man of the Match.
Meanwhile Guisborough Town suffered a disappointing 2-nil defeat at Newton Aycliffe on Saturday.
The defeat leaves the Priorymen clinging on to second spot in the league table, however teams all around them are closing in fast, most with a significant number of games in hand.