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Missing Bridlington teenager found safe and well

Missing Bridlington teenager Steven Rex has been found safe and well.

The 14-year-old had failed to arrive at school yesterday and officers were concerned for his welfare.

However, he was found safe and well at around 11.20pm.

Officers leading the investigation would like to thank members of the public and the media for their help in locating Steven.


Concern grows over missing Bridlington schoolboy

Police in Bridlington say they are growing 'increasingly concerned' about the safety of a missing 14-year-old boy.

Stephen Rex has been missing since early on Thursday morning Credit: Humberside Police

Steven Rex was last seen at home around 7.45am today dressed in his school uniform.

However, when he failed to arrive at school his mother was alerted and discovered he had changed out of his uniform after she had left the house.

He has never been missing before and his actions have been described as ‘out of character’ by his family.

Despite extensive searches of the area, Steven is yet to be found and officers are growing concerned for his safety.

Woman dies after suspected diving accident

A female diver has died and another is being treated in hospital after a suspected diving accident on Yorkshire's East Coast.

A dive boat in Bridlington bay contacted the coastguard at 2.35pm to report that a 60-year-old woman was unconscious.

She was airlifted to hospital in Hull but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Another diver is being assessed and has been taken to a hyperbaric unit as a precaution.

It is believed the two people were involved in a diving accident.

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokeswoman said a search and rescue helicopter was sent to the scene from Humberside Airport with an RNLI lifeboat from Flamborough.

"The woman was flown to Hull Royal Infirmary where Hull Coastguard Rescue Team met the helicopter.

"However, despite the efforts of all involved, the diver was declared dead on arrival at the hospital."

– Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokeswoman

"This is a very sad outcome and our thoughts are with the lady's friends and all those who tried to help her."

– Lucy Hicks, Humber Coastguard


Driver dies in Bridlington head-on crash

A driver has died after being involved in a head-on crash with another car in Bridlington.

It happened when a silver Ford Focus driven by a 41-year-old Hessle man and a white Volvo V60, driven by a 47-year-old Bridlington man were in collision, two miles north of Beeford. The Ford Focus drvier died at the scene.

The other driver suffered abdominal injuries.

The accident happened around 8.15pm on Saturday July 1. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Man jailed for 'one punch' manslaughter

A man who killed a work colleague with one punch during a night out in Harrogate has been jailed for six years.

Phillip Patrick Begley Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Phillip Patrick Begley, aged 44 and of Wellington Road, Bridlington, was found guilty of the manslaughter of Paul Morrison at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday 2 July 2014, following a four-day trial.

Begley was also found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm for an attack on Paul’s friend, Peter Bell, and was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment to run consecutively.

Paul Morrison Credit: North Yorkshire Police

The men had met in Harrogate on the evening of 1 November 2014, where they went for a drink in the Wetherspoons Winter Gardens pub, in Parliament Street.

At around 7.30pm, Paul and Mr Bell were in the beer garden at the back of the pub when they were approached by Begley. He punched Paul in the face and he fell backwards hitting his head on the base of a pillar.

Paul, who was aged 51 and from Burton Leonard, sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Harrogate District Hospital, where he spent almost three weeks fighting for his life before he passed away.

Mr Bell suffered facial injuries in the incident, which required hospital treatment.

I hope Paul’s death highlights to people that getting involved in any kind of violent behaviour can have a tragic outcome.

A family has lost a loved one, and Philip Begley is spending the foreseeable future in jail all because of one punch.

– Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Pete Martin
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