Zetland FM Local News - 21st April 2020
The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the past 24 hours;
A woman has had to be taken to hospital after she drove into a telegraph pole and a wall in Normanby;
...and a man has been arrested following a fire at a flat in Grangetown.
The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the past 24 hours.
According to the latest figures published yesterday by Public Health England, there are currently 219 confirmed cases in Redcar and Cleveland, out of a local population of just under 137,000 people.
That's up from 212 cases yesterday.
There are currently 394 cases confirmed in Middlesbrough, a figure which has also risen, up from 367 yesterday.
A woman has had to be taken to hospital after she drove into a telegraph pole and a wall in Normanby.
The crash, which involved a orange Ford Ranger car, happened on West Street, in Normanby, at around 1.00am on yesterday.
The driver of the car, a 34-year-old woman was taken to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital.
Highway maintenance were at the site throughout the morning yesterday to assist with the damaged telegraph pole.
Railings surrounding a nearby car park were also damaged.
A man has been arrested following a fire at a flat in Grangetown.
Emergency services were called to a report of a fire ongoing at a flat on St Matthews Court in Grangetown at around 1:15pm on Saturday.
Cleveland Fire Brigade attended and a man and woman who were inside the property, both aged 20, were helped to safety.
Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the incident.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. He has been bailed with conditions whilst enquiries continue.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Redcar & Cleveland CID on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.