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Police release images in search for man's attackers

Police appealing for witnesses after a serious assault in Leeds in the early hours of Sunday morning have released CCTV stills of two men they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Do you recognise these men? Credit: West Yorkshire Police
Witnesses asked to come forward Credit: West Yorkshire Police

It happened outside the Club Mission night-club on Heaton's Court at around 3.30am. The 23-year-old victim, who is from Wakefield, was left unconscious with head injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

Police are looking for two men who walked off towards Lower Briggate after the attack. Detective Chief Inspector Steve Snow said one of the men was recognisable by his distinctive 'undercut' hair style which is completely shaved all the way around the level of the ear and then pointed at the front.

This happened at a busy time of the night when there were lots of people around enjoying a night out. The seriousness of the incident may not have been immediately apparent at the time. I would appeal directly to anyone who witnessed this to get in contact. The CCTV stills we have released are quite clear and I am appealing directly to the two men pictured or anyone who recognises them to get in contact immediately. We believe they may have been in Leeds with a group of men from the West Midlands area who were inside Club Mission. The two tried to get into the club but were declined entry.

– Detective Inspector SteveSnow


Police investigate Rotherham/Millwall crowd violence

South Yorkshire Police have launched an investigation after ugly crowd violence marred Saturday's Championship clash between Rotherham United and Millwall at the New York Stadium.

The trouble started after Rotherham's Kari Arnason scored an 85th minute winner. Police moved in as missiles were thrown by sections of Millwall's travelling support.

Other visiting fans then tried to cross fencing to confront home supporters. Two stewards and a number of police officers received minor injuries. No arrests were made, but police say they'll be examining CCTV footage to track down those responsible. Rotherham fan Charlie Jackson took these pictures of the disturbance on his mobile phone.

Man charged with murder at Doncaster jail

A man has been charged with murder following the death of an inmate at Doncaster prison.

The victim has been named as 43-year-old Robert Bryan who was allegedly assaulted inside the prison on Friday evening. He died later that night from head injuries.

Fellow prisoner Kieron Simpson, who is 25, is charged with his murder and will appear before Doncaster Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Let your voice be heard - urges Ella Henderson

Ella at the Brit Awards Credit: Doug Peters/ Empics Entertainment

Grimsby singing sensation Ella Henderson is urging everyone's voices to be heard as loud and clear as her own.

In a national newspaper, she urges voters to register before the General Election. The 19-year-old, who will be voting for the first time herself, says she cannot wait to take part in the democratic process.

The former X Factor star was recently up against the likes of FKA Twigs, Jessie Ware, Lily Allen and Paloma Faith for solo British female.

She has received a gold record for sales of her smash-hit single "Ghost" and has recently released her new single "Mirror Man".


West Yorkshire mums have the biggest babies

Babies classified as medically obese weigh 9lbs 15oz or over. Credit: PA

More babies are being born obese - with a national newspaper revealing the biggest were born in West Yorkshire.

Figures obtained by the Sunday Mirror show more babies are being born obese with 1,403 being classified as "significantly overweight" in the past four years.

The Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust reported 372 obese or "macrosomic" babies, weighing 9lbs 15oz or over, being born since 2011. The average baby weight is 7lb 4oz for a girl and 7lb 8oz for a boy.

Obesity campaigners have described the figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, as "horrendous". Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum, told the paper:

"I am not surprised but I am hugely saddened. It's a vicious circle because the fat mother is going to produce a fat child who is going to grow up into a fat adult who is going to produce their own fat child. It just goes round and round and round."

The statistics also showed more than 109,000 under-15s had been admitted to hospital for obesity-related issues in the same period. Apart from genetics, factors causing macrosomic babies include mothers being obese or having conditions such as diabetes.

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