Zetland FM Local News - 18th December 2020
A further 155 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed on Teesside;
Local MPs have said they are “frustrated” that our area will remain in Tier 3 - saying case figures “justify” the easing of restrictions;
...and three men who detained a woman in a flat in Redcar and subjected her to a brutal rape have been jailed.
A further 155 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed on Teesside.
The latest figures released by Public Health England show the number of new cases that have been confirmed in our region.
Middlesbrough saw the highest rise, with 49, whilst in Stockton there were a further 45.
Here in Redcar and Cleveland we recorded the lowest increase of the four Teesside boroughs, with 22.
Local MPs have said they are “frustrated” that our area will remain in Tier 3 - saying case figures “justify” the easing of restrictions.
It was confirmed yesterday that all of the North-East will remain in Tier 3 in the lead up the Christmas.
Redcar MP Jacob Young and East Cleveland MP Simon Clarke yesterday issued a joint statement saying that people across Redcar & Cleveland have worked incredibly hard to get the virus down, and that they were disappointed by the decision.
Three men who detained a woman in a flat in Redcar and subjected her to a brutal rape have been jailed.
32-year-old Qader Ahmadi, 30-year-old Aram Khudur Hussain, and 26-year-old Darbaz Jalil Haje drove the woman to a property in Redcar and repeatedly raped her.
Teesside Crown Court heard how the woman was intoxicated after leaving a nightclub where the defendants had been in December last year.
The court heard how the woman, who was at a bus stop, got into their vehicle after accepting a lift home.
However she was taken to Ahmadi's flat on Harwal Road and attacked by all three men.
The court heard how all three defendants were of good character with no previous offences, and they all pleaded not guilty to rape and false imprisonment.
However they were found guilty by a jury following a trial at the court, and were jailed for a total of 48 years.