Zetland FM Local News - 21st September 2022
Police have thanked the public for their help after a suspected drug dealer was arrested at the weekend;
It's been announced that one of the most popular bonfire events in our area has been cancelled for the third year in a row;
...and the search is on for Redcar and Cleveland's local heroines who have made a significant impact on the community.
Police have thanked the public for their help after a suspected drug dealer was arrested at the weekend.
An officer was on foot patrol in Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon when he saw what appeared to be a drug deal taking place on Waterford Terrace.
He began a foot pursuit, with members of the public kindly directing him towards the alleged offender who was detained on Nesham Road shortly afterwards.
On searching the male, he was reportedly found to be in possession of suspected crack cocaine and heroin, as well as a large amount of cash.
The 17-year-old was arrested, interviewed and released under investigation while enquiries continue.
It's been announced that one of the most popular bonfire events in our area has been cancelled for the third year in a row.
Following concerns about access and the safety of the event, the Skinningrove Bonfire Committee has announced that this year's event has been cancelled after becoming 'too popular for the local infrastructure to cope.'
The news comes after a backlash over traffic issues at the event in 2019.
This year would have been the 30th anniversary of the village's first bonfire.
Since it began in 1982, the annual Skinningrove Bonfire has become one of our areas most popular and well attended events.
The search is on for Redcar and Cleveland's local heroines who have made a significant impact on the community.
This is for the annual Inspiring Women Awards where local women are nominated in a number of categories.
The nominees come from many sectors, from hard-working volunteers and guide leaders to dedicated women in business and leadership.
In partnership with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, the project also inspires the next generation by providing school pupils with work shadowing opportunities with leading women in business, local government, and the community.
To nominate a local, inspiring woman, please visit: inspiringwomenrc.co.uk