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Sex offender attacked at court after avoiding jail

An investigation is underway after a convicted sex offender was attacked inside Hull Crown Court after avoiding going to jail.

Hull Crown Court Credit: Press Association

27-year-old Philip Dalby was confronted by a man as he left a courtroom and they had to be pulled apart by security guards as they got into a fight.

Dalby, who was not seriously hurt in the incident, was given a three month suspended sentence after admitting breaching the Sexual Offences Act, and breaching a restraining order.

We are investigating the circumstances of this incident, working closely with security contractors. HM Courts & Tribunals Service has a robust security and safety system to protect all court users and the judiciary. The system includes mandatory bag searches, the use of modern security searching equipment and surveillance cameras, as well as Court Security Officers with the powers to restrain and remove people from the building should there be a need.

– HM Courts & Tribunals Service

Steve Bruce keen to push on after managerial award

Hull City can consolidate their position at the top of the Championship table tomorrow when they travel to Burnley, one of their main rivals for promotion.The Tigers are currently four points ahead of third placed Burnley, whom they beat convincingly 3-0 at the KC on Boxing Day.

City have won their last six matches in all competitions - a run that saw Steve Bruce named Championship Manager of the Month. But he agrees that the award is often a poisoned chalice.


Hull murder suspect found dead

Detectives investigating the death of a 46-year-old man in Hull say the body of a suspect has been found in woodlands in East Yorkshire.

David Rylands Credit: Humberside Police

David Rylands died after being stabbed on the Selby Street foot bridge on Wednesday evening.

Officers say Darren Gordon, 48, who was identified as a suspect for the murder was subsequently found dead yesterday morning (Thursday February 4) at 9.20am. His body was discovered by a dog walker in the woodlands around Hesslewood Hall, Ferriby Road, Hessle.

Police say Mr Gordon’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

They have also renewed their appeal for witnesses to the initial stabbing come forward.

Enquiries into David Rylands murder and the circumstances leading up to it are continuing, however Darren Gordon was a significant interest to the case.

It is clear from the investigation to date that one man was responsible for the stabbing Mr Rylands, which ultimately led to his death at Hull Royal Infirmary a short time later.

Forensic work is on-going in relation to the scene at Selby Street footbridge and the woodland at Hesslewood Hall to obtain further clarity around Darren Gordon’s involvement in David Rylands murder.

– Matt Baldwin, Humberside Police

Hull City scoop monthly Championship awards

Hull City manager Steve Bruce and striker Abel Hernandez have won the Sky Bet Championship Manager and Player of the Month awards for January.


Bruce guided his side to six wins from six games in January, taking the Tigers to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table and into the fifth round of the FA Cup. He beat Sean Dyche (Burnley), Gary Rowett (Birmingham) and Dougie Freedman (Nottingham Forest) to the award.

Hernandez scored six goals in four appearances and netted a hat-trick in a 6-0 win against Charlton Athletic.

January was a really good month for us and we look forward to the next challenge now. It’s a big pat on the back for all of the staff here, too. The manager gets the trophy, but the staff here work tirelessly to support me in what we do so it’s congratulations to them as well.

– Steve Bruce

I’m very happy to have been voted the Player of the Month in the Championship. I hope to continue the form I have shown in January and to keep performing well for the team.

– Abel Hernandez
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