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Huddersfield Town defender in 'stable condition' in hospital

Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith is now in a stable condition at Leeds General Infirmary after suffering a head injury at today's Championship game against Leeds United. The club reported on their website that he has been sitting up and talking to members of Huddersfield Town's staff. He has undergone scans and tests and will stay in hospital overnight for observation.

Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith is stretched off during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Credit: PA

Huddersfield Town and Tommy's family would like to thank everyone for their well wishes throughout the course of Saturday evening.

Everyone at the Club would also like to record their thanks to all the medical team and safety staff on duty at the John Smith's Stadium, our charity partner the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and staff at Leeds General Infirmary for the care they have given Tommy.

We all wish him a full and speedy recovery.

– Huddersfield Town


Men in court over alleged firearms offences in Sheffield

Two men have been charged in connection with alleged firearms offences in Sheffield.

Raymond Todd, 54, of Shiregreen and Byron Cowling, 43, of Wincobank have been charged with an offence relating to the manufacture of firearms and ammunition, under the Firearms Act.

Police conducted an operation in the Newman Road area of Sheffield on Thursday January 29, 2015 and arrested the two men in connection with firearms offences.

'Tommy's in good hands,' says Huddersfield Town manager

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell has been speaking to ITV Calendar after one of his players, defender Tommy Smith, was airlifted to hospital suffering a head injury during the match against Leeds United.

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Tommy Smith airlifted to hospital during Leeds match

Smith collided with Joe Murphy as Leeds scored the winner. Credit: PA

Huddersfield defender Tommy Smith has been airlifted to hospital following an apparent heavy collision with his own team-mate Joe Murphy.

The incident occurred in the 90th minute of Town's 2-1 defeat against Leeds at the John Smith's Stadium.

Smith was beaten to a cross by Leeds striker Billy Sharp, who headed a last-gasp winner for the visitors, before the centre-back seemed to collide with goalkeeper Murphy.

A Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust spokeswoman said: "We received a call at 14.28 to reports of a medical emergency at Huddersfield.

"Two ambulances were sent and the air ambulance was in attendance.The air ambulance took one patient to Leeds General Infirmary."

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell said in his post-match press conference: "I am shocked after seeing that. I made sure I saw him and his family and hopefully everything will be okay."


Passengers warned of disruption on East Midlands Trains

Passengers are being warned to expect disruption on some East Midlands Trains services this weekend because of engineering works.

Passengers warned of disruption on East Midlands train service

There are no direct services running between Sheffield and London. Trains will not be able to travel further than West Hampstead and some services will terminate at Luton as Network Rail carries out work to improve the track and overhead lines at St Pancras International station.

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