Zetland FM Local News - 23rd June 2020
Three men have appeared in court after being arrested following an alleged vehicle pursuit on Friday night;
Thousands of test kits to gauge whether local people have had coronavirus are set to be bought up to clamp down on local outbreaks;
...and another major oil platform will shortly be arriving on the River Tees for decommissioning.
Three men have appeared in court after being arrested following an alleged vehicle pursuit on Friday night.
The incident was reported to have ended in Clifton Street in Middlesbrough.
A 22 year old was arrested and later charged with dangerous driving, driving while unfit, failing to stop for police as well as other traffic offences.
The 29 year old was arrested and later charged with affray and two counts of criminal damage.
The third man, 43, was arrested from a nearby address in connection with the alleged affray and criminal damages. He was also charged last night.
All three were dealt with by Middlesbrough CID and remanded to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court yesterday.
Thousands of test kits to gauge whether local people have had coronavirus are set to be bought up to clamp down on local outbreaks.
Officials say Middlesbrough mayor Andy Preston is going to purchase several thousand pin-prick antibody tests once UK regulators give the tests the green light.
Middlesbrough Council plans to use the kits alongside its arsenal of 50 temperature testing guns to be rolled out in busy parts of the town in July.
The blood tests are touted to provide a result in about 10 minutes, and will show whether or not someone is infected with covid-19, or has been in the past by measuring antibodies.
Another major oil platform will shortly be arriving on the River Tees for decommissioning.
The 17,000 tonnes Brent Alpha is the third platform from the Shell Brent oil and gas field to be dismantled and recycled at Able Seaton Port, following the Delta and Brave platforms.
The Brent Alpha topsides is travelling to the River Tees from its location 186 kilometres north east of the Shetlands, and the final stages of the operation will see the platform transferred to the Allseas cargo barge The Iron Lady off Hartlepool for it to be towed into the Seaton Channel and Able Seaton Port for load-in.
The platform is currently estimated to arrive tomorrow and will make its way to the Tees entrance around about lunchtime, reaching the turning circle at approximately 3pm and then en route up the channel.
It should be moored at Able Seaton Port by 7pm however this is dependent on weather conditions.