Zetland FM Local News - 26th October 2020
New figures have shown that a further 230 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 across Teesside;
A Middlesbrough woman is to go on trial after denying an offence of burglary;
...and roads policing officers will be out on the region's roads this week targeting uninsured drivers.
New figures have shown that a further 230 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 across Teesside.
According to data released yesterday, Stockton remains the borough with the most people being diagnosed - accounting for almost half of all cases in the area with 107 new cases.
In other areas Middlesbrough had a further 54 people diagnosed with the coronavirus, whilst here in Redcar and Cleveland there were 39.
It takes the total number of cases across the four Teesside boroughs to 11,357.
A Middlesbrough woman is to go on trial after denying an offence of burglary.
Bernadette Howells appeared at Teesside Crown Court in Middlesbrough last weeky.
The 36-year-old is accused of burgling a property in Redcar on October 13 last year.
She is alleged to have stole bank cards, money, alcohol and two mobile phones.
Howells, of Bridge Street West, Middlesbrough, pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary.
The court heard how she will have her case heard a jury on 17th May next year.
He handed Howells conditional bail until that date.
Roads policing officers will be out on the region's roads this week targeting uninsured drivers.
Named Operation Drive Insured, the campaign takes place from today until Sunday and will see officers out on the roads of Teesside and Durham.
Drivers found without insurance face having their vehicle seized on the spot, six penalty points on their licence, a £300 fine and possible prosecution through court.
The campaign follows growing concerns that, with many people suffering financial hardship due to covid-19, it could result in more people breaking the law and driving without insurance.