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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.

Man arrested in Bradford murder investigation

Police investigating the death of a man at a house in Bradford have arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

The victim, who was 23 and from Slovakia, died from a single stab wound at an address in Great Horton Road. Detectives are appealing for information about a dark coloured taxi which was carrying a female passenger and was travelling down Great Horton Road at the time of the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark McManus said:

"It (the taxi) was flagged down by a witness before it continued towards the city centre. Given the time at which it stopped it is possible the driver or passenger may have seen the suspect and we are very keen to speak to them as potentially significant witnesses. We would also like to hear from anyone who was in Great Horton Road between 3am and 3.30am on Thursday, as it is possible they may have seen something which could prove important."


Police seek information after man punched in face at nightclub

Police want to speak to a man in connection with an assault outside a nightclub.

The incident happened outside the Lighthouse Nightclub in Cleethorpes. Credit: Police photo

The incident happened outside the Lighthouse Nightclub in Cleethorpes.

A 22-year old man was punched in the face and has facial injuries around 5 am on 5th October.

Police want to identify and speak to the man shown in the photograph.

Police are seeking an Asian man, with short, cropped hair and facial stubble, 5ft 10ins tall, large build, wearing a white shirt over dark jeans. He is aged around 20 to 25 years.

Anyone with information can contact police.

A15 opens after blaze at energy plant

The A15 has now reopened after the fire at Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant Credit: Twin Focus Photography

The A15 at Silk Willoughby near Sleaford has re-opened to traffic following a huge fire last Sunday.

The road was re-opened just after 7pm last night.

Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant remained fully operational after the fire, which destroyed 12,000 straw bales.

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Nina Evans, 56, told the Sun: “Ched won’t grasp or listen. He won’t admit he’s done wrong. He’ll never show remorse.”

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