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Shawn Tyson, the teenager accused of murdering two former Sheffield University students in America is not giving evidence in his own trial.

It was claimed today that he shot James Kouzaris twice in the back and James Cooper was hit four times.

The friends were on holiday in Sarasota at the time. 17 year old Tyson denies the charges and his defence team has told the judge that he won't be taking the stand. The closing arguments in the case will be heard tomorrow.

£17,000 of library fines donated to local causes

Over £17,000 worth of library fines from the University of Leeds will be donated to local causes. The money was raised during the students' Raising and Giving (RAG) week.

University libraries collect an average of £6,000 per week in fines but the figure was nearly tripled to over £17,000 as students were encouraged to pay off their fines during RAG week.

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Beauty spots spoilt

Wardens like Colin Winterburn have to deal with the aftermath when dog owners don't clear up after their pets Credit: Yorkshire Water

Some of Yorkshire's most beautiful locations are being spoilt by a small minority of irresponsible dog owners who fail to clean up after their dogs, according to Yorkshire Water. It estimates that it removes tonnes of dog mess from its recreational sites every year, even though most have dog bins.

The problem is worst at the company's most popular sites, with Eccup in Alwoodley, Fewston and Swinsty in Harrogate and Langsett in Barnsley identified as problem spots.

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£100,000 of drugs recovered in raid

Over a £100,000 worth of Class ‘A’ Drugs have been recovered by Police in Bradford. Officers raided an address on Summer Hill Street in Lidget Green last night where they found around 2 kilograms of suspected heroin and hundreds of pounds in cash.

A 22 year old woman was arrested at the scene.

"This is a significant seizure which has potentially taken tens of thousands of pounds of suspected Class A drugs from the streets of Bradford.

"Through continued support from the public, we are having some tangible success in disrupting the drugs market in Bradford.

"Many of the items seized from this property will now be forensically examined as we conduct our investigation around this find.

"I would ask that anyone with any further information or anyone who has seen suspicious activity around this address to come forward and assist us in our enquiries.

– Detective Inspector Neil Benstead
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