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More than 400 new coronavirus cases have been added to Teesside's total after a Government error saw new infections vastly under-reported;

A popular fish and chip restaurant in Saltburn has been temporarily closed after a suspected arson attack;

...and Police investigating the discovery of a substantial cannabis farm on Borough Road in Middlesbrough are appealing to the public for information.

 

More than 400 new coronavirus cases have been added to Teesside's total after a Government error saw new infections vastly under-reported.

Public Health England said an issue in how cases were being reported was identified overnight on Friday.

It means that the numbers made public since September 25 have significantly under estimated the true number of positive test results, by almost 16,000 across England.

The error means that this weekend's figures are higher than they would have otherwise been, as the figures for the previous eight days were artificially low.

On Saturday, Teesside had recorded it's highest single day of cases with a further 186.

However yesterday, another 411 cases were added to Teesside's total.

Middlesbrough and Stockton both saw their totals increased by 133.

Here in Redcar and Cleveland the total increased by 88.

 

A popular fish and chip restaurant in Saltburn has been temporarily closed after a suspected arson attack.

A fire broke out at Seaview Restaurant in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Fire crews attended the blaze on Saltburn Bank at 4.41am and spent more than an hour tackling the flames.

Crime scene investigators were at the scene on Saturday.

Three fire engines from Guisborough, Loftus and Skelton attended the call.

 

Police investigating the discovery of a substantial cannabis farm on Borough Road in Middlesbrough are appealing to the public for information.

The farm with more than 330 plants was discovered by officers on Friday evening.

No arrests have been made at this time but enquiries continue.

Police are appealing to anyone with information on this address to come forward, including those who may have seen people entering or exiting the property. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.


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