Zetland FM Local News - 24th April 2020
The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the past 24 hours;
Police are appealing to trace a custom-made ring with high sentimental value after it was stolen from a key worker;
...and a woman in her 70s who has lost around £7k after being targeted by suspected scammers wants to warn others who may be at risk.
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 239 confirmed cases in Redcar and Cleveland, out of a local population of just under 137,000 people.
That's up from 229 cases yesterday.
There are currently 427 cases confirmed in Middlesbrough, a figure which has also risen, up from 413 yesterday.
Police are appealing to trace a custom-made ring with high sentimental value after it was stolen from a key worker.
The distinctive ring, which is a bespoke, custom-made silver piece with a large amethyst stone, was stolen from a BMW which was parked outside Lloyds Chemist on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough.
The vehicle window was smashed and a male took the ring and made off at around 5:15pm on Monday, whilst the victim, who is a pharmacist, was working.
The ring is of high sentimental value to the victim and officers are now appealing to the person responsible or anyone who may have been sold the ring or know of its whereabouts to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Chris Lindsey from Middlesbrough response on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A woman in her 70s who has lost around £7k after being targeted by suspected scammers wants to warn others who may be at risk.
The 78-year-old from Middlesbrough has faced months of upset and uncertainty after first having money taken from her account in the summer of 2019.
The victim, who worked in accountancy before retirement, wants to share the message that it can happen to anyone and the tactics used by fraudsters are sophisticated and relentless.
In just a fortnight the victim had around four thousand pounds taken from her account in three separate transactions.
Police advice is to be extra vigilant when dealing with unsolicited callers, no matter how genuine they appear to be.