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Police: Wanted Hull man 'should not be confronted'

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Police are appealing for help in locating a wanted man in Hull.

Ben Geraghty, 27, is wanted by police for a number of offences which include a robbery and an assault.

Police say numerous attempts have been made to locate him, but he remains at large.

They also want to reassure the public that he is not believed to pose a danger to the general public, however any information should be reported to us rather than confronting him.

Appeal for information about Sheffield collision

Police in Sheffield are seeking information about a collision in the Chapeltown area last week.

At around 11.45am on Friday 13 January, it is reported that a white Vauxhall Adam was involved in a collision with a pedestrian in Station Road, Chapeltown, close to the junction with Thornbrook Gardens.

The pedestrian, an 82-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries and has been taken to hospital where she remains.

The 48-year-old woman driving the Vauxhall was not injured.

Anyone who saw the crash is urged to contact police.

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Claudia investigation scaling down 'depressing' and 'frustrating'

Martin Dales, friend and spokesman for Peter Lawrence, says news of the police 'scaling down' the investigation is "depressing" and "frustrating", but there should be no criticism of North Yorkshire Police.

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He said: "It's very depressing and there's no criticism at all of the police, the huge amount of effort they've put into this review over the last three years is clearly huge.

"But the sad thing is that nearly eight years without Claudia carries on with not really anything new to go at.

"It's clear from what's being said is that the combination of Cleveland and North Yorkshire police forces cold case review setup will always be there until there's some sort of conclusion.

"But clearly if you're not getting the information or anything new to go at and you've gone through and had a thorough no expense spared review you can't carry on like that forever if you're not getting anywhere.

"The answers are still out here, in York or wherever and that's the information that's needed, police don't have the information they need."

– Martin Dales

Convicted triple murderer loses claim against whole-life prison sentence

A triple killer has lost a human rights challenge against his whole-life prison term in a ruling that gives UK courts the green light to continue imposing the sentences.

Arthur Hutchinson had claimed that the punishment amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment as he had no hope of release.

But judges found there had been no violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights concluded that whole-life sentences in the UK can be regarded as compatible with the article, which says no one should be subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

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