Zetland FM Local News - 2nd April 2020
The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the last 24 hours.;
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council have issued an appeal for Covid-19 volunteers and groups to register their support;
...and three men have been arrested after police stopped a vehicle on Marton Road, Middlesbrough.
The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the last 24 hours.
According to the latest figures published yesterday by Public Health England, there are currently 51 confirmed cases in Redcar and Cleveland, out of a local population of just under 137,000 people.
That's up from 43 cases yesterday.
There are currently 59 cases confirmed in Middlesbrough, a figure which has also risen sharply, up from 44 yesterday.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council have issued an appeal for Covid-19 volunteers and groups to register their support.
Volunteer groups that have formed in response to the Coronavirus outbreak are being asked to register their activity with Redcar & Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency.
RCVDA would like to identify the inspirational community groups that have arisen in response to the Covid-19 health crisis, and to work with those groups to help facilitate a coordinated response.
RCVDA, in conjunction with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, are also coordinating an Emergency Response Volunteer initiative during the current crisis.
Volunteer groups, organisations, individuals and businesses are being asked to register their activity by accessing the link to the online Community Activity form on RCVDA’s Facebook page.
Three men have been arrested after police stopped a vehicle on Marton Road, Middlesbrough.
The white Volkswagen Golf was stopped by officers at around 3:20pm on Tuesday.
Officers searched the vehicle and the men, recovering a handgun and suspected class A and B drugs, believed to be cocaine and cannabis.
The three men were all arrested for drugs and motoring offences and were taken into police custody.