Two people have been arrested on suspicion of an early morning attempted commercial burglary in Redcar;

Cleveland Fire Brigade has confirmed that a fire at a derelict church in our area is being treated as arson;

...and the new Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland has been officially invested at a special investiture ceremony.

 

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of an early morning attempted commercial burglary in Redcar.

Partnership working between local authority CCTV operators and officers saw two people located and arrested moments after police received a report of an ongoing attempted break in at Sports Direct on Redcar High Street early yesterday morning.

Camera operators alerted Cleveland Police about the alleged incident just before 5.10am and numerous units, including response and Matrix officers attended the scene.

A 45-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were located nearby and arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary and both were taken into custody for questioning.

Police say their enquiries are on-going.

 

Cleveland Fire Brigade has confirmed that a fire at a derelict church in our area is being treated as arson.

Fire crews were called to Middlesbrough Road in South Bank on Thursday evening after a blaze broke out a disused church.

Firefighters arrived at the scene just after twenty five to seven yesterday evening, and used an aerial platform to extinguish the flames from above.

The brigade has now confirmed the roof was destroyed in the blaze.

The cause is believed to be deliberate, however, investigations are taking place as per usual procedure.

 

The new Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland has been officially invested at a special investiture ceremony.

Mayor Neil Bendelow who was an elected councillor for South Bank between 2015 and 2019, and was re-elected in the 2023 election, said that to be elected as Mayor is a great honour and privilege and he is looking forward to being a good ambassador for our area.

He will be raising money for local charity Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice based in Normanby, and also for St John’s Church in South Bank, which needs £10,000 towards a new roof.

The new Deputy Mayor is Cllr Ian Hart who was elected to represent the Ormesby ward in 2023.


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