Zetland FM Local News - 15th November 2021
It's been revealed that more than 100,000 people have now been confirmed to have been infected with coronavirus across Teesside;
A road in our area had to be closed after suspected bombs were found during a litter pick;
...and Police have increased in the Ormesby area after an incident on Friday in which a weapon was discharged.
It's been revealed that more than 100,000 people have now been confirmed to have been infected with coronavirus across Teesside.
The latest figures from Public Health England which were released yesterday show the four local authorities have now had a total of 101,285 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
A total of 1,288 people have died at the areas two hospitals within 28 days of testing positive for covid with a further 10 at the Tees Esk and Wear Valley Trust.
Here in Redcar and Cleveland there have been 23,347 cases.
The seven day case rate varied across the area with Middlesbrough falling towards the bottom of the national figures with a rate of 263.3 per 100,000 of the population.
However Redcar and Cleveland was the worst in the area with a seven day rate of 415.4.
A road in our area had to be closed after suspected bombs were found during a litter pick.
The road leading to South Gare was closed by police just after 3pm yesterday and the area was evacuated after the discovery by South Gare Litter Pickers who have been clearing rubbish from the area.
A litter picker picked up a metal object found as he cleared waste from South Gare only to be warned it could be an explosive device
It is understood the bomb squad visited the scene some time later and confirmed that the object was not believed to be an explosive.
Police have increased in the Ormesby area after an incident on Friday in which a weapon was discharged.
Cleveland Police received a report that a group of men with their faces covered had smashed windows and discharged a weapon at the rear door of a house on Tebay Close before leaving in a vehicle.
On arrival a man and woman inside the address were discovered to have suffered injuries which are not believed to be life threatening. They were taken to hospital for treatment.
Police are reassuring residents that enquiries are on-going, with several officers still in the area.
They say that this appears to be a targeted incident and at this time there is not believed to be any risk to the wider public.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.