Zetland FM Local News - 17th November 2020
The latest figures show that coronavirus cases are continuing to rise slowly on Teesside;
A man has been charged with firearms offences following the shooting of an East Cleveland man;
...and two people have had a lucky escape after becoming trapped in a cave by a strong tide.
The latest figures show that coronavirus cases are continuing to rise slowly on Teesside.
Updated government figures released yesterday show that Middlesbrough had the highest daily increase, with a further 34 confirmed cases.
Here in Redcar and Cleveland there were a further 3 cases.
A man has been charged with firearms offences following the shooting of an East Cleveland man.
James Hume has been charged with two counts of possessing a firearm without a certificate following the investigation into the death of 58-year-old Christopher Kay.
Hume is the second person to face criminal charges after Jamie Hellings admitted killing Mr Kay and carrying a weapon.
31-year-old Mr Hume, of Cloverhill Drive in Loftus, will appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court on Monday, January 18.
Mr Kay sustained serious chest injuries following a suspected shooting on Brotton Road in Carlin How in August this year.
Two people have had a lucky escape after becoming trapped in a cave by a strong tide.
The man and woman were stranded inside a cave at Huntcliff in Saltburn yesterday afternoon during one of the biggest tides of the lunar cycle.
The pair used a mobile phone to raise the alarm after becoming trapped half way between the Ship Inn and the point of Huntcliff at around 1.15pm.
Both RNLI lifeboats from Redcar were sent to the scene and a smaller IB1 class lifeboat went into the cave.
The crew checked on the welfare of the two people before putting them into the lifeboat for the short journey to the Ship Inn slipway where a Coastguard rescue team was waiting.