Zetland FM Local News - 10th February 2022
It's been revealed that Redcar and Cleveland is to host yet another professional cycling race - the Tour of Britain 2022;
A man has been arrested following an incident involving armed police on a residential street in Saltburn;
...and local MP's have been told that algal bloom remains the leading theory as to what killed thousands of crustaceans which washed up on beaches in our area.
It's been revealed that Redcar and Cleveland is to host yet another professional cycling race - the Tour of Britain 2022.
Stage 4 of the free-to-watch Tour kicks off in Redcar itself on Wednesday 7 September this year, before the cyclists - including Olympic, World and Tour de France cyclists - pedal their way through the borough and off towards North Yorkshire.
It is not the first time the area has played host to premier cycling events and big names, with the East Cleveland Klondike passing through in 2017, '18 and '19 and Guisborough being selected for the Tour Series in 2021.
Last year's star-studded race was won by Belgian rider Wout van Aert, with reigning world road race champion Julian Alaphilippe finishing in third place overall.
A man has been arrested following an incident involving armed police on a residential street in Saltburn.
Officers were called to Diamond Street in the town on yesterday morning.
The drama unfolded shortly before 10.30am on the terraced street which is home to a number of flats.
A number of Cleveland Police vehicles were called to the scene and remained there until just after noon.
A 25-year-old man at the scene reportedly made threats towards officers and was arrested.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.
Local MP's have been told that algal bloom remains the leading theory as to what killed thousands of crustaceans which washed up on beaches in our area.
Yesterday Simon Clarke MP and Jacob Young MP met the Minister for Fisheries, Victoria Prentis, and the top Defra scientists who are leading the investigation into the coastal crustacean incident.
The meeting came after Defra's conclusion was disputed by some members of the local fishing community and an independent marine pollution consultant amid concerns about levels of a chemical called pyridine found in the dead creatures and a proposed link to dredging work taking place at Teesport.
However Defra officials have ruled out the alternative hypotheses noting that there was no evidence of any dredging out of the proposed designated areas and that the level of pyridine was likely to be a naturally occurring substance released as shellfish decay.