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Warnings over counter terrorism campain

There are warnings from human rights activists in our region that a new counter terrorism campaign to stop teenagers going to war in Syria may backfire.

Police forces throughout the region have sent out a message saying that young people are putting their own lives at risk by going to Syria and could bring a terror threat back to our shores if they are radicalised in the country.

It comes as police reveal a teenage girl from West Yorkshire was arrested at Heathrow airport earlier this year, after her family apparently tipped off authorities that she was planning to go to Syria. But some say it's the wrong approach as Emma Wilkinson reports.

M62 horse had to be destroyed

The horse which ran loose on the M62 near Leeds earlier this evening, causing it to be closed for several hours, has had to be destroyed.

Police say they have no idea where the animal came from, or who it belonged to, but that it had badly injured itself whilst running free on the motorway and had to be put down.

The horse caused chaos during the evening rush-hour, with the M62 being closed in both directions at junction 27 at Gildersome for around an hour, and one lane remaining closed for a couple of hours after that.

Police tried to corral the horse to safety but whilst it had been running free, it had caused severe damage to its leg and when it was finally rescued, it was in considerable distress. The only humane option was to put it down. The only right thing to do was to put it out of its misery.

– Inspector David Peach, West Yorkshire Police


Appeal over Gainsborough stabbing

Lincolnshire Police investigating the stabbing of a 34-year-old man in Gainsborough are appealing for witnesses. They believe the attack took place between around 6.15am and 6.30am today at the rear of The Plough Business Hub on Church Street - formerly The Plough pub.

Officers are appealing for anyone who might have been in the area at the time and seen or heard anything to get in touch. They would also like to trace a man seen around the area at the time, who is described as white, around 6ft tall, well-built, and wearing a dark jacket and knee-length shorts.

The injured man has been taken to Lincoln County Hospital for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Man dies in industrial accident

Lincolnshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the death of a 71-year-old man in an industrial accident in Spalding. Emergency services were called to premises in Cowbit Road where the man had been freed from machinery but was pronounced dead at the scene.

A postmortem examination will be carried out and an inquest opened in due course.

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