Zetland FM Local News - 29th April 2020
The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the past 24 hours;
Police have removed another uninsured vehicle from the roads in our area;
...and Police are warning members of the public over scams aimed at selling face masks.
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 297 confirmed cases in Redcar and Cleveland, out of a local population of just under 137,000 people.
That's up from 294 cases yesterday.
There are currently 509 cases confirmed in Middlesbrough, a figure which has also risen, up from 496 yesterday.
Police have removed another uninsured vehicle from the roads in our area.
Officers from the Redcar Neighbourhood Policing Team seized a silver Vauxhall Astra on West Dyke Road in Redcar at around 6pm on Monday.
The vehicle was being driven without insurance, and was taken away on the back of a low-loader.
Police are warning members of the public over scams aimed at selling face masks.
Action Fraud have received a number of reports of phishing emails advertising face masks, playing on rumours that the public may be asked to wear face masks outside once lockdown is lifted.
There have also been multiple reports from people who have received a telephone call with an automated messaged purporting to be from the Government, stating that all individuals need to wear a face mask when they leave their residence. The message asks victims to ‘press 1’ in order to purchase a mask.
In addition to this, there have been reports from people who have purchased large quantities of face masks online which have not been delivered.
Officers are re-iterating the advice from Action Fraud, which is to be vigilant and not to give any bank details or personal details over the phone.
If anyone thinks that they may have been a victim of fraud, they can contact Cleveland Police on 101.