Zetland FM Local News - 13th April 2020
The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase over the weekend;
A man has been 'led away in handcuffs' by officers after a high speed police chase around narrow suburban streets;
...and a local football club has been left reeling after thieves broke in and stole equipment.
The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase over the weekend.
According to the latest figures published yesterday by Public Health England, there are currently 149 confirmed cases in Redcar and Cleveland, out of a local population of just under 137,000 people.
That's up from 139 cases on Friday.
There are currently 258 cases confirmed in Middlesbrough, a figure which has also risen, up from 235 on Friday.
A man has been 'led away in handcuffs' by officers after a high speed police chase around narrow suburban streets.
Witnesses say a dozen police cars, vans and bikes rushed to Rydal Avenue in Acklam after the pursuit which reportedly weaved through Linthorpe and Acklam.
Locals said a man had jumped from a car before being chased by officers on foot.
Others said they heard tyres screeching and loud shouting on the street, just after 5pm on Saturday.
A local football club has been left reeling after thieves broke in and stole equipment.
The break-in occurred on Saturday night at the ground of Redcar Town FC, who play at the Mo Mowlam Memorial Park, just off the trunk road.
It is believed that the thieves approached the containers near the ambulance station end, forced the padlocks to the ones containing the tractors and mowers, and then stole both tractors and other items, including three generators, a petrol lawn mower, an angle grinder and other tools.
The small tractor was found burnt out on South Avenue in Dormanstown, whilst the larger tractor was located on the grass behind the Arriva bus station in Redcar.
Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.