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Memorial proposed for police officer killed in motorbike crash

A permanent memorial has been proposed for a police officer from Hull who died in a motorbike crash whilst on duty.

PC Russ Wylie

PC Russ Wylie was on patrol with another police rider near the village of Burstwick in East Yorkshire when he collided with a car. He later died from his injuries.

Humberside Police Federation said they are considering errecting a plaque in Melton where he was based.


Suspected thief arrested after getting trapped in clothes recycling bin

A suspected thief has been arrested after getting trapped in a clothes recycling bin in Hull this morning.

Officers received a call shortly after 4.15am and found a man inside the British Heart Foundation recycling bin near Tesco at the St Stephens Shopping Centre.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service helped cut the man out of the bin and the 33-year-old was then arrested on suspicion of theft.

He is now in police custody.


Paula Tilbrook retiring from Emmerdale after 21 years as Betty Eagleton

Paula Tilbrook will leave Emmerdale this year after playing Betty Eagleton for 21 years, it has been announced.

Betty first appeared in April 1994 for just three episodes when she ordered a sweet sherry in the Woolpack. Being an old friend of Seth Armstrong, she soon put down roots in the Village and even fell prey to wheeler dealer Eric Pollard. Seth proposed at the end of her first year but the marriage never happened as they postponed it indefinitely - remaining a couple until Seth's passing on a trip home from Australia.

The 85-year-old's final scenes will be aired in mid-May.

Today is both the saddest and the happiest day of my life. Happy because I've got everyone here with me but the sad part is I'm leaving. But there is a great atmosphere and it is nice to go out on a high.

– Paula Tilbrook
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