Zetland FM Local News - 28th July 2018
Major storms have made driving conditions difficult and caused disruption to events in our area;
Police are appealing to trace a missing 20-year-old man;
...and preparations have now been completed for The East Cleveland Scarecrow Festival, which begins in Liverton today.
Major storms have made driving conditions difficult and caused disruption to events in our area.
Torrential rain, thunder, lightning and hailstorms began at around 8 o'clock yesterday evening, and affected large parts of Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough.
Police warned motorists to take extra care as driving conditions became hazardous and standing water affected many routes in our area.
Last night's friendly at the Riverside between Middlesbrough and Sunderland had to be abandoned due to torrential rain.
Forecasters are predicting more heavy rain is likely across the weekend.
Police are appealing to trace a missing 20-year-old man.
Stuart Crown was last seen at around 3pm on Monday 23rd July on Sherwood Road in Thornaby.
He is described as a white male, around 5ft 10” tall, 20 years old, of slim build with dark, brown hair, blue eyes and a very short goatee. He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket, jeans and black boots.
Stuart is described as vulnerable and it is out of the ordinary for him to go missing, therefore officers are concerned for his welfare.
Anyone who may have seen Stuart or anyone who may know of his whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
Preparations have now been completed for The East Cleveland Scarecrow Festival, which begins in Liverton today.
Between 10am and 4pm today and tomorrow, the village will be decorated with scarecrows from this year's theme - 'Animals and their Friends'.
There'll also be lots of fun activities taking place at the Village Hall, including a tombola with some fantastic prizes.
The aim of the Scarecrow Festival is to bring the community together and all the money generated goes back into the village.