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Missing girl believed to be in York

A 15-year old girl from the Humberside area is missing. Police believe she may be in York and are appealing for information on her whereablouts.

She is described as white, around 5ft tall, with long, brown hair and hazel coloured eyes. Credit: Police photo

She is described as white, around 5ft tall, with long, brown hair and hazel coloured eyes.

Kiera has made contact with her family via text messages, however, officers are concerned for her safety due to her age and the length of time she has been missing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

I would like to make a direct appeal to Kiera to make contact and return home. Kiera, you are not in any trouble at all, but people are very worried about you. Please get in touch with the police and let us know where you are.

– Inspector Ed Noble, North Yorkshire Police

Jury in hen party crash considers verdict

The jury in the M62 hen party coach crash case has retired to consider its verdict.

45-year-old Kevin Ollerhead denies causing the death of 18-year-old Bethany Jones in April last year.

20 other women were injured when Ollerhead's lorry ploughed into the back of their minibus.

The minibus driver James Johnson, whose vehicle was travelling at less than six miles an hour on the inside lane, has admitted causing death by dangerous driving.


York police seek information on assault

York police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted in the city.

The assault happened at around 9.50pm on Wednesday 22 October, on The Green, Acomb, close to the junction with Danebury Drive.

A 44-year-old woman was walking towards Tostig Avenue, when she was verbally abused by three men who were sitting on a bench. One of the group then approached the victim and punched her face. As a result she suffered bruising to her right cheek.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged in his twenties and around 5ft 8in tall with a slim build. At the time he was wearing a black and white hooded top, blue jeans and white trainers.

If you witnessed the assault I urge you to come forward and contact the police straight away as you may have vital information which could help my enquiries.

– PC Chris Storey, York Safer Neighbourhood Team

Police charge Grimsby murder suspect

A man has been charged with the murder of Sheikh Zubair Hamidi in Grimsby earlier this week.

Mr Hamidi was 48 years old and originally from Bangladesh. He suffered multiple head injuries.

Junaid Hamidi, who's 28, and from Clacton-on-Sea was remanded in custody by Grimsby and Cleethorpes Magistrates to appear at Hull Crown Court on Monday

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Queen sends first ever tweet at the Science Museum

The Queen has sent her first ever tweet - from the opening of a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London.

Hey Majesty sent the tweet through the official @BritishMonarchy twitter account as she opened the Information Age exhibition, which charts the development of communication technology over the past 200 years.

Her Majesty sends the tweet from the Science Museum Credit: Twitter @BritishMonarchy

The exhibition has taken three years to put together and is one of the most ambitious projects the Museum has ever attempted.

Police question drivers after mobility scooter collision

Police are stopping drivers on Newark Road in Lincoln, to ask them if they witnessed a collision which killed a mobility scooter driver.

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses after the collision

Officers began questioning drivers at 11.30 this morning and will continue to do so for the next 15 minutes.

82-year-old Jim Dakin was driving along the cycle lane when he was knocked off the scooter at around 11.50am last Friday. He died in hospital on Tuesday.


Police appeal for witnesses after mobility scooter death

A man who was hit by a car while driving his mobility scooter in Lincoln has died.

Jim Dakin died in hospital on Tuesday

82-year-old Jim Dakin was driving along the cycle lane of Newark Road when he was hit by a car last Friday. The driver did not stop at the scene.

He was thrown from the mobility scooter and was seriously injured. He died on Tuesday.

“I am appealing for the driver or any other occupants, of the vehicle that struck the mobility scooter, to come forward.

"I know Mr Dakin spoke to a cyclist at the junction of Tritton Road and Newark Road and I would ask that cyclist to contact us as a witness.

"I would also ask fleet managers or vehicle maintenance staff to report any suspicious or unexplained damage to the vehicles, including trailers, they are involved with.

"I would also appeal for anyone who might have footage of any part of Newark Road between 11:30 am and 12:15pm from a dashboard camera (dash-cam) or any other camera system to get in touch."

– Insp Simon Heads, Serious Collision Investigation Unit, Lincolnshire Police

Anyone with any information should contact Lincolnshire police on 101, quoting incident number 194 of October 17th, or the witness hotline on 01522 558855.

Police release photos of Penistone victims

Police have released photographs of the brothers affected by the fire in Penistone.

Jack Sykes, 12 is fighting for his life in hospital after being seriously injured in the fire Credit: Police photo

Jack Sykes, 12, is in critical condition in hospital after serious injuries in the house fire.

His brother Paul, nine, and his father Darren Sykes, 44, died following the fire at the house on Tennyson Close.

Jack's brother Paul was killed in the fire along with the brothers' father Credit: Police photo

The fire is being treated as suspicious but police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Initial investigations suggest the fire was started deliberately.

Post mortem examinations will take place today to establish the cause of death.

A joint investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing with our colleagues in the fire service.

Out thoughts remain with the victims’ family at this incredibly difficult time.

– Inspector Craig Jackson, Investigating Detective
Paul Sykes was nine years old Credit: Police photo

Hebden Bridge "hit and run": Police appeal for witnesses

Roads have now reopened after last night's collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 63-year-old man died in a suspected 'hit and run" in Hebden Bridge last night.

"The incident occurred around 7.30pm when the pedestrian, who is from the local area, was struck by a green coloured VW Polo vehicle on Albert Street at the junction with St George's Square.

"Prior to striking the pedestrian the car collided with two other vehicles as it travelled in a north easterly direction along Albert Street.

"Shortly after the collision the vehicle was abandoned by the driver who left the area.

"Sadly, the pedestrian died of his injuries at the scene.

"I am appealing for any witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw the green polo being driven prior to the collision to contact police."

– Sgt Ann Drury, West Yorkshire Police's Major Collision Inquiry Team

A 21-year-old man from Hebden Bridge was arrested last night. He remains in custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Anyone with information should contact the Major Collision Inquiry Team, on 101 and quoting reference number 1389 from October 23rd.

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