Zetland FM Local News - 2nd June 2020
A mobile covid-19 testing facility has opened in Redcar;
The sudden death of a man in Redcar has been confirmed by police;
...and the Environment Agency has seized a 40-metre illegal fishing net which was being used at a beach in East Cleveland.
A mobile covid-19 testing facility has opened in Redcar.
The drive-in centre is located in the car park of Redcar Racecourse, off Redcar Lane, and opened at 10am on Monday.
It's the first time a mobile site has been available in Redcar and Cleveland.
Some people had driven in off the street without an appointment, and were being advised to call the NHS 111 number to book a test.
The sudden death of a man in Redcar has been confirmed by police.
Emergency services descended on Brooksbank Avenue at around 5.45pm on Sunday.
Cleveland Police and the North East Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to the incident and are believed to have remained at the scene for several hours.
On Monday, the force confirmed a man had died and the death is not being treated as suspicious.
The age of the man has not yet been released by officers.
The Environment Agency has seized a 40-metre illegal fishing net which was being used at a beach in East Cleveland.
It was discovered at Skinningrove during a cross-border operation off the North-east coast involving the Environment Agency and the North Eastern Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority.
A licensed, strictly regulated and managed sea trout fishery operates in the coastal area around the waters of Skinningrove, and it is illegal to fish for sea trout by net without an official licence obtained from the Environment Agency.
Doing so can potentially jeopardise fish stocks in the river.
To report any incidents of illegal fishing or poaching, contact the Environment Agency’s 24-hour incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60.