Zetland FM Local News - 8th September 2020
The latest NHS data has shown that two areas of Teesside are now national hotspots for coronavirus;
Police are appealing for information after a teenage boy died in a collision in East Cleveland;
...and SHOUT 12:13 - broken down boat. Atlantic 85 launched to assist. Towing to Hartlepool.
The latest NHS data has shown that two areas of Teesside are now national hotspots for coronavirus.
Middlesbrough - which was added to the Government's watchlist on Friday as an 'area of concern' - now has an infection rate of 43.4 per 100,000, after recording 67 new cases in the past seven days.
That make it the 12th highest in the country, ahead of places like Leicester which are still subject to local lockdown restrictions.
Meanwhile Hartlepool's infection rate is now 40.8 per 100,000, meaning it is not far behind Middlesbrough.
Across Teesside there has been 17 new cases reported on Monday compared to 33 on Sunday, with seven in Middlesbrough and two in Hartlepool.
The current infection rate in Redcar and Cleveland is around 20 per 100,000.
Police are appealing for information after a teenage boy died in a collision in East Cleveland.
The incident occurred at around 8.20pm on Sunday on Stanghow Road near Skelton when the boy, who was cycling with another child, was in collision with a dark coloured Alfa Romeo Mito.
The boy suffered serious head injuries and tragically he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Specially trained officer has been appointed to support the boys family.
A man in his late 20s has been arrested in connection with the incident and inquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
SHOUT 12:13 - broken down boat. Atlantic 85 launched to assist. Towing to Hartlepool.
The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into action in our area at the weekend.
Just after midday on Sunday the Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to assist the crew of a broken down boat.
The lifeboat was able to tow the vessel to safety at Hartlepool, before returning to the lifeboat station at Redcar.