Zetland FM Local News - 3rd April 2020
The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the last 24 hours;
Coronavirus business support grants have been launched in Redcar and Cleveland;
...and a man has been arrested after an Amazon delivery van was stolen in Middlesbrough.
The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the last 24 hours.
According to the latest figures published yesterday by Public Health England, there are currently 55 confirmed cases in Redcar and Cleveland, out of a local population of just under 137,000 people.
That's up from 51 cases yesterday.
There are currently 74 cases confirmed in Middlesbrough, a figure which has again risen sharply, up from 59 yesterday.
Coronavirus business support grants have been launched in Redcar and Cleveland.
Redcar and Cleveland businesses can now take advantage of cash grants to support them during the Covid-19 crisis.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is distributing the Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund locally, with some businesses receiving their grants yesterday.
A cash grant of £10,000 is available for eligible small businesses who on 11 March 2020 were entitled to Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief.
Eligible businesses in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector will also receive a cash grant of either £10,000 or £25,000 per property depending on rateable value.
Over the past few days, the council has been issuing letters to eligible businesses asking for a copy of their latest bank statement showing their business account number, sort code and address so the Council can arrange payment.
A man has been arrested after an Amazon delivery van was stolen in Middlesbrough.
Police received a report of a robbery on Marton Road in Middlesbrough on Wednesday at 3:20pm.
It was reported that an Amazon delivery driver had his car keys forcefully taken from him.
The Amazon van was tracked to Keithwood Close and within ten minutes officers had attended the scene and arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of robbery and theft.
The van was recovered as well as some suspected stolen parcels.
Officers are appealing for anyone with information regarding the incident, or anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage of the van around the time of the incident to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.