Zetland FM Local News - 5th February 2021
A further 262 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded on Teesside in the last 24-hours;
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area;
...and a cannabis farm worth almost £150,000 has been located in Middlesbrough.
A further 262 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded on Teesside in the last 24-hours.
The data, which has been released by Public Health England, shows that numbers are continuing to fall in our area.
Stockton saw the highest increase with 86 and remains the area with the most people being diagnosed with the virus.
In Middlesbrough's a further 86 people tested positive, whilst here in Redcar and Cleveland there have been a further 60.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area.
The team were contacted on Wednesday evening to provide assistance to a District Nurse needing to get through some localised flooding in Loftus in order to attend to a patient.
Two team members were deployed in one of the team Land Rovers and transported the nurse to and from a property so that the patient could be treated.
They then remained on standby in case further assistance was required overnight.
Cannabis farm worth almost £150,000 has been located in Middlesbrough.
Officers from Cleveland Police and Neighbourhood Safety Wardens from Middlesbrough Council on patrol in the North Ormesby area discovered and seized a cannabis farm which spanned two neighbouring properties.
Almost 300 cannabis plants were located in the two addresses on Peaton Street on Wednesday evening, estimated to be worth up to £148,000
No one was arrested in the properties, however, enquiries are ongoing.