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The latest figures show that more than 40,000 people on Teesside have now tested positive for coronavirus since the start of the crisis last year.

Police have recovered a quantity of suspected class C drugs that had been imported to two addresses in Middlesbrough.

...and Police are reminding residents not to accept doorstep or unsolicited quotes for maintenance work from cold callers after a vulnerable elderly person was targeted earlier this week.

 

The latest figures show that more than 40,000 people on Teesside have now tested positive for coronavirus since the start of the crisis last year.

The latest figures from Public Health England bring the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 40,202 since the beginning of the pandemic last March.

In the past 24 hours Stockton recorded the highest local increase with 95 new confirmed cases, whilst in Middlesbrough there were a further 91 cases.

Here in Redcar and Cleveland there were a further 42 new cases.

 

Police have recovered a quantity of suspected class C drugs that had been imported to two addresses in Middlesbrough.

Officers attended an address on Princes Road and an address on Longford Street in Newport to execute drugs warrants on Thursday.

A quantity of suspected Khat, estimated to be worth up to £1,500, was seized at the property.

A further 43 kilos of the drug, which had been destined to arrive at the two addresses, were intercepted by UK Border Agency and seized. These drugs are estimated to be worth up to £12,900.

Two males aged 22 and 34 were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and they have now been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

 

Police are reminding residents not to accept doorstep or unsolicited quotes for maintenance work from cold callers after a vulnerable elderly person was targeted earlier this week.

Inquiries are ongoing after a man called unannounced at a house telling the resident, who is in their 80s, that they needed some external property repairs.

The householder physically went to the bank to withdraw a large amount of cash.

They were later asked to withdraw even more money for the “work” which has not taken place

Now, officers are asking the public to speak to any older or vulnerable family members or friends and remind them always use reputable or personally recommended companies for any property or garden work, and agree a price for any repairs or maintenance before it begins.

Suspicious cold callers can be reported via the 101 number, or using 999 in an emergency.


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