Zetland FM Local News - 20th May 2020
The total number of reported Coronavirus cases in our area has remained static since yesterday, according to official figures;
Motorists are being urged to be vigilant after a spate of car airbag thefts in our area;
...and traffic police have announced that they will be taking part in a speed enforcement operation starting this week.
The total number of reported Coronavirus cases in our area has remained static since yesterday, according to official figures.
According to the latest figures published yesterday by Public Health England, there have now been 389 confirmed Coronavirus cases in Redcar and Cleveland, out of a local population of just under 137,000 people.
That figure has increased from 386 confirmed cases since yesterday.
There are have been 638 cases confirmed in Middlesbrough, that figure has also risen from 634 yesterday.
Motorists are being urged to be vigilant after a spate of car airbag thefts in our area.
Four vehicles in the Redcar and Cleveland area have been broken into and had their airbags stolen in the past two days.
In some but not all of the cases, other items including tools and a bike were stolen, while airbags were stolen from all four of the vans.
In the majority of the cases a window was smashed to gain access.
Police are asking vehicle owners to be aware of the thefts and where possible to park securely in a locked garage or behind closed or locked gates if you have a driveway.
Anyone with information or who believes their domestic CCTV has captured the person or people responsible is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
Traffic police have announced that they will be taking part in a speed enforcement operation starting this week.
With the gradual relaxing of lockdown restrictions, officers say that they will be taking part in a two-phase operation to remind motorists of the importance of travelling within the speed limit.
This operation is deliberately timed as travel restrictions start to ease, to keep people safe as the volume of traffic increases.
In phase one, which began this week, officers are joining forces across the country to share messages encouraging the public to slow down and save lives, in addition to normal speed enforcement activity.
Phase two - from next Monday - will see forces step up visible speed enforcement activity for the following two weeks, focussing on roads and areas where speeding is known to be an issue or there is a history of serious collisions.