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Life sentence for killer of Keith Opray

The man convicted of killing Hull man Keith Opray at his home in January has been sentenced to life in prison.

Keith Opray was killed in January
Keith Opray was killed in January

Duncan Heaton will serve a minimum of twenty-one and a half years for the murder of Mr OPray, 51.

Duncan Heaton was sentenced today
Duncan Heaton was sentenced today

On sentencing, the family of Mr Opray issued the following statement:

Keith truly was a kind and gentle man who would not knowingly harm anyone. He loved to help people and enjoyed life. We are deeply saddened by Keith’s death and pleased that justice has been done but no amount of time can ever make it better.

– Keith Opray family statement


Hull expected to sign Dundee starlet

Hull City look set to sign 20-year-old Dundee United fullback Andrew Robertson for around £3 million as Steve Bruce strengthens his squad for the upcoming Europa League campaign.


Assuming the Robertson deal goes through, his signing by UTD must go down as one of the best bits of Scots footy business in recent times


With a fee now agreed, Dundee UTD have given Andrew Robertson permission to speak to Hull City

Woman watched as alcoholic sister faded away

Leonora in 2000 - looking healthy but already binge drinking
Leonora in 2000 - looking healthy but already binge drinking

The sister of a lawyer from Hull who died from alcoholism has described the shock of watching her sister deteriorate.

Leonora Kawecki died aged 39. She began by drinking socially with friends in the city, but it spiralled out of control. It comes as figures reveal more than 92,000 people are binge drinking in the city.

Her sister Julie says she had to watch Leonora, a successful lawyer in the city, become thin, withdrawn and finally hospitalised in the weeks before her liver finally failed.


"Great getaway": expect long delays on roads in our region

Today is the first Friday of the school holidays - which traditionally causes lengthy traffic jams. Drivers in our region could see their journeys lengthened by up to an extra 50 per cent today - particularly before 10am and after 6pm, as families venture off on holiday.

Here is a list of the roads in our region which are most likely to have delays:

  • A170 between A1 and Scarborough - 25 minutes
  • A64 between York and Scarborough - 15 minutes
  • A166 between York and Bridlington - 15 minutes
  • M18/M180 between Sheffield and Grimsby - 20 minutes
  • A14 between Midlands and East Coast - 40 minutes
  • A158 between Lincoln and Skegness - 20 minutes
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