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Man arrested after woman found seriously injured in a car

Police are appealing for information after a woman was found with serious injuries in a car in Mexborough Grove in Leeds.

The ambulance service called in detectives after the 51-year-old woman was found in a car parked in Chapeltown.

She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where she is critically ill.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the area. Anyone with any information is asked to contact North East Leeds CID via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 53-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in custody.

Man dies in Gunby crash

A 28-year-old man has died following a car crash on Station Road, Gunby near Spilsby. It happened yesterday morning when a grey Seat Leon left the road and collided with a tree.

Police were called to the scene at around 8.30am, though say it could have happened 'a considerable time' before they were alerted.

Anyone who witnessed the accident, or who may have driven past the crashed car after it happened, is asked to call Lincolnshire Police via the non emergency 101 number, quoting incident number 92 of February

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Child critical after being hit by car

A nine-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after a crash in Rotherham. The child was hit by a black Peugeot car yesterday evening near to the junction with Sopewell Road.

The child, from Kimberworth, suffered head injuries and multiple fractures, and was taken to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The 56-year-old driver was not hurt.

Charity awarded car to help it to improve service

A charity which works across Sheffield and North Derbyshire, has been given a car emblazoned with its name and motif to help boost the profile of the work it does. Sheaf Motors Group have provided a new Ssangyong Korado for Helen's Trust, which supports people with terminal illness at home.

Sheaf Motors handed over the keys after naming the Sheffield trust as its charity of the year. The car, valued at about £17,000, also carries the logo of Sheaf Motors.

"My role requires me to be out and about across the city on a regular basis, meeting people and helping them to organise fundraising events. This fantastic new car will make it much easier to transport all the equipment needed. Having a car with our branding on is also a great opportunity to raise awareness about the charity in the communities we support. Helen's Trust now works across Sheffield and North Derbyshire and are seeing an ever increasing number of referrals to our service."

– Sophie Gill - community fundraiser

The charity needs to raise £20,000 a year to meet the current demand for its service and is reliant on voluntary income. Sheaf Motors has also raised #1,707 through fundraising.

  • To fundraise for Helen's Trust call Sophie on 01629 812759 or visit www.helenstrust.org.uk.

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Cracking down on car crime

A new campaign is starting in South Yorkshire to tackle car crime.

Stolen vehicles, items being stolen from inside vehicles and criminals using the roads network to commit crime and evade capture cause misery for many people. Now, series of operations are beginning to stop this type of crime.

The operations will involve warrant executions, mounted officers and dog units, firearms teams, roads policing teams and the force helicopter.

Fallen tree crushes car

Fallen tree crushes car Credit: Steve Batty
Lucky escape Credit: Steve Batty
Tree crushes parked car Credit: Steve Batty

And what a lucky escape in Sheffield today - after a tree has fell onto a car in the city centre.

It happened on Broomhall Road, near the University of Sheffield earlier. Steve Batty, a lecturer there sent us these images.

The tree fell onto a parked car and luckily nobody was passing beneath it at the time and the parked care was unoccupied. He said it's a wonder no-one was seriously injured.