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Two further arrests in connection with Sheffield shooting

Two more people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Sheffield man Aseel Al-Essaie earlier this month.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Both remain in police custody being questioned by officers.

Five people remain on bail in connection with the investigation and enquiries are ongoing.

Mr Al-Essaie was shot at around 1.35pm on Saturday 18 February in Daniel Hill, Walkley. He was taken to hospital, where he died.

Detectives investigating his death remain keen to hear from anyone with information about the incident.

Triple Olympic champion rower retires

Triple Olympic champion Andrew Triggs Hodge, who grew up in Hebden North Yorkshire, has hung up his oars.

Great Britain's Andy Triggs Hodge during the homecoming event in Leeds City Centre. Credit: Press Association

The 37 year old won gold medals in the coxless fours at the Beijing and London Olympics, and last summer made it a hat trick with gold in the men's eights in Rio.

Andy says he will now focus his attention creating more opportunities for others to row.


Man critically injured in hospital after assault

A man is critically ill in hospital after being assaulted in Leeds.

Credit: Press Association

The 49-year-old was found seriously injured at Foundry Approach in Harehills on Saturday February 25 at around 4.45am.

Police said he was visiting the Misha Food and Wine store when he was involved in a row with three men arguing with two other men. He was then kicked, punched and stamped on.

The men escaped in a 4x4 car which hit the victim before leaving the scene. It was later found burnt out.

A 24-year-old man was arrested and released on bail.

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