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Killer told he 'richly deserved' life sentence

A taxi driver who killed a young woman, buried her body at a North Yorkshire beauty spot, and kept it a secret for 14 years, has failed in his bid to get an early release from prison.

Martin Bell had claimed that HIS human rights had been breached when he was told he must serve at least 12 years of a life sentence for killing Gemma Simpson. But today the top judges in the country decided that Bell "richly deserved" the sentence he'd been given. Claire Ashforth reports.


Driver towing caravan may be vital witness

Police investigating a crash which killed two men in Doncaster this week are trying to find another driver, who was towing a caravan, and may have witnessed the accident. The men died when the car they were in crashed through a garden wall, overturned and burst into flames in the village of Branton on Tuesday. South Yorkshire Police are still searching for two men who ran from the car after the crash. They believe at least one of them is in need of urgent medical attention. From Branton Michael Billington reports.

And they're off to Wembley

Huge crowds waved off both Hull KR and Leeds Rhinos players today - both teams on their way to London for this weekend's Challenge Cup Final. In Hull it was a sea of red and white as players signed autographs and posed for pictures. James Webster went to soak up the atmosphere.

And there was a similar send off in Leeds as the Rhinos set off from Headingley in a bid to retain the trophy they won last year. Chris Dawkes was there.

Rugby player was 'assaulted' before death

It's believed that Danny Kelly, the amateur rugby player from Haworth, may have been assaulted before dying on holiday in Greece this week.

Police in Greece have launched an investigation into the death of the 23-year-old, who died on Monday on the Greek island of Zakynthos.

Representatives of the family say it is understood that Mr Kelly was the victim of a serious assault and had fled into the sea.

Investigations are still at an early stage. It's understood there may be a second post mortem once Kelly's body is returned to the UK.


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