Zetland FM Local News - 5th November 2021
Police are appealing for information after the brakes of a marked van were intentionally cut and the tyres damaged as officers responded to a 999 call in Hemlington;
Two men have been charged with burglary after alleged incidents in Redcar last month;
...and the local vaccination pop-ups are being hailed as a success, as the number of local people jabbed climbs beyond 2000.
Police are appealing for information after the brakes of a marked van were intentionally cut and the tyres damaged as officers responded to a 999 call in Hemlington.
The criminal damage is thought to have happened between 10.30pm and 11.30pm on Tuesday.
Two officers in a marked Ford Transit van travelled to an emergency in Hemlington.
The police van was parked on Earls Court Road at the junction of Cass House Road.
When officers returned to the vehicle both tyres on the passenger side were found to be damaged and had to be replaced.
But when the officers then drove away to be redeployed and attempted to slow the vehicle, on the approach to Hemlington Hall Road roundabout, they found the brakes were not working.
The driver was able to pull the car over but realised the seriousness of the problem.
Another officer attended the incident to assist and confirmed the rear brake pipe had been intentionally cut.
Police are appealing to anyone who thinks they may have information to call them on the non-emergency number 101.
Two men have been charged with burglary after alleged incidents in Redcar last month.
The incidents occurred in Coatham Road and Sandpiper Close in Redcar in October.
A 40-year-old man and a 42-year-old man were due to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court yesterday.
The local vaccination pop-ups are being hailed as a success, as the number of local people jabbed climbs beyond 2000.
Last Saturday, almost 400 people braved the rain in Loftus to receive their first, second or booster Covid jab from the council’s pop-up clinic team.
This figure has succeeded in achieving Redcar and Cleveland’s record number of people vaccinated at a pop-up clinic in one day, and brings the total number of residents jabbed by the team to 2229 people.
The council’s Public Health, Community Development and Covid Ambassador teams have been supported by the NHS, MFC Foundation and SLM Everyone Active over the course of 9 pop-up sessions so far, developing excellent partnerships and enabling the 2229 residents to receive a vaccine within their own community.