Zetland FM Local News - 23rd December 2020
More than 400 people have tested positive for coronavirus on Teesside in the past 24 hours;
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Guisborough;
...and a child who took a BB gun, ammo and knife into school to show classmates has avoided being permanently expelled from education.
More than 400 people have tested positive for coronavirus on Teesside in the past 24 hours.
Figures released by Public Health England show the number of confirmed cases has increased by 404.
More than half of the new cases were recorded in Stockton, with 213 people testing positive for Covid-19 in the Stockton area.
Hartlepool had the second highest increase in cases with another 95 people testing positive for the virus.
Middlesbrough have 57 more cases and here in Redcar and Cleveland there have been 39.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Guisborough.
The alleged incident took place on the Railway Line path which runs parallel to Hutton Lane on Friday at around ten past midday.
The victim, who is in his late forties, was punched multiple times in the face, pulled to the floor and kicked in the head, leaving him with facial injuries.
Two members of the public are believed to have offered assistance to the victim following the incident, and officers would like to ask those people to come forward as they may have information which could assist the investigation.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact PC Joshua Hall-Young on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A child who took a BB gun, ammo and knife into school to show classmates has avoided being permanently expelled from education.
The child, who has not been named, was picked up by Operaton Eastwood officers from Cleveland Police, an initiative dedicated to tackling youth knife crime.
Officers stepped in when the secondary age pupil, who is from the Redcar and Cleveland area, was referred to them and arranged for the child and parent to attend a firearms intervention programme with an officer from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit.
The child had a 20-25 minute session learning about air weapons which ended with a demonstration of how realistic these can appear, and the obvious dangers they can present.