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Man punched outside Leeds station is left with broken nose

A 28-year old man was punched while he waited for a taxi outside Leeds train station in an unprovoked attack.

Police say the incident took place just before 5am on Sunday, July 10. The victim was waiting with a group of friends for a taxi when he was approached by a group of men who asked if they could push in front of them to get a taxi to Preston. When the victim refused he was punched in the face by one of the men in the group.

The victim, who required hospital treatment as a result of the assault, suffered a broken nose, bruising and damage to his teeth.

“This was completely unprovoked and violent behaviour which is totally unacceptable. The victim’s attacker was extremely aggressive and was unwilling to wait his turn in the taxi queue which was only small with a wait of around ten minutes. It’s vital we trace the person responsible."

– PC Cara Woolley, West Yorkshire Police
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Family and friends gather for the funeral of John Stollery

Mourners are gathering at St Edmund's Church in Walesby, Notts for the funeral of John Stollery.

The church only holds 100 and many more are expected to listen to the service outside.

There will be a guard of honour from veterans of the Parachute Association. Mr Stollery served with 2 Para Regiment before becoming a social worker.

John Stollery was one of 38 victims killed in the attack on June 26.

He had worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for 33 years and had worked with children in care for the last 16 years.


Council workers to hold silence for Tunisia attack victims

Council workers in Lincolnshire will hold a minute's silence for victims of the Tunisia terror attack today.

Tributes will be paid to 24-year-old Carly Lovett from Gainsborough during a West Lindsey District Council meeting.

As leader of West Lindsey District Council I would like to offer our sincerest condolences to all the families and friends of those who were killed or injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

– Cllr Jeff Summers, leader of the council

Funeral of Tunisia victim John Stollery to take place

The funeral of a retired social worker who was killed in last month's Tunisia terror attack will take place later today.

Credit: Nottinghamshire Council

John Stollery from the Newark area worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for 33 years.

He was among 30 Britons killed when a gunman opened fire on a beach in Sousse.

Congregation hears the final words of Tunisia victim at funeral

Hundreds of people in our region - and around the UK - mourned the loss of victims of the Tunisia attack.

The funerals of Carly Lovett from Lincolnshire and Bruce Wilkinson from East Yorkshire took place, as well as services for eight other British victims - including three generations of one family.

Carly, the youngest victim of the terror attack, had told her fiancé she loved him as she died.

Helen Steel reports:

Carly Lovett's fiance: 'After it happened she told me she loved me'

Carly Lovett's fiance told the congregation at her funeral that the couple were on their first holiday together when she was killed in the Tunisia beach attack

Liam Moore also described the 24-year-old as an idol, an inspiration and a hero.

Liam Moore and Carly Lovett were on their first holiday together when she was killed.

He went on to describe the couple's final moments together.

After it happened she told me that she loved me, I told her that I loved her, I hope she took comfort in knowing that I was there with her. I would never have left her as I know she would never have left me.

– Liam Moore, Carly Lovett's fiancé


Man critically ill after attack in Leeds

Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Leeds.

The17-year-old received serious head injuries in the attack in Harehills Lane yesterday.

He was taken to hospital where he is currently in a critical condition.

Detectives say it is thought to be targeted.

“We would like to speak to the driver of a red coloured taxi, possibly a Vauxhall Vectra, which was seen driving towards York Road shortly after this incident occurred.

“A black male and a white female, both believed to be around 16 or 17 years of age were also seen running down Harehills Lane, away from York Road at the time, and I would appeal to them or anyone else with information to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

– Detective Inspector Phil Jackson of Stainbeck CID
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