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Teenager missing from Grimsby treatment centre

Will Gilligan and Katie Free Credit: Humberside Police

A teenage girl from York has gone missing from a treatment centre in the Grimsby area.

19-year-old Katie Free was being cared for in Grimsby, but was last seen in Cleethorpes at around 12:45 on Saturday.

Katie has not been seen since then and police are growing concerned for her welfare due to an existing medical condition.

Katie is described as being white and of pale complexion with blue eyes and red hair often worn in a ponytail. She is 5'7" tall and of thin build and wears glasses.

When last seen she was wearing black leggings with a burgundy hooded jacket with a white logo on the front. She was said to be carrying a black tote bag and wearing burgundy shoes.

Katie is believed to be in the company of her boyfriend Will Gilligan (pictured) who is from the Darlington area and it is thought they may have travelled together to the North Yorkshire or Darlington area.

Katie has been missing before and she was located safely and promptly.

Katie’s welfare is our main priority and our aim is to achieve that result again and as quickly as possible. As time moves on our concern is growing due to her ongoing health issues. It is important that we locate Katie so that we can ensure she receives the support she urgently needs. We are appealing to Katie to make contact, either with her family or the emergency services at the earliest opportunity. We would also ask the public to help us by calling us to inform us if they see Katie and provide us with details of her whereabouts.

– Detective Inspector Jim Fairgrieve, Humberside Police

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Man found with serious injuries in Grimsby street

A 26-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being found injured by police in Grimsby in the early hours of the morning.

The man, who has not been named, was discovered in Cooper Road, near the junction with Ladysmith Road, by a passing police patrol at approximately 4am yesterday morning.

He was initially taken to the town's Diana Princess of Wales Hospital but then transferred to Hull Royal Infirmary where he's being treated for a serious head injury. His condition is described as critical.

Detectives are trying to establish the circumstances leading up to the discovery of the injured man.

"We believe he was in Grimsby town centre socialising in pubs and bars with friends in the early hours but at this stage we do not know how he came to be on Cooper Road or how he came by his injuries.

"He is very poorly in hospital and it is vital that we establish what has happened to him."

– Det. Insp Lee Bridgeman, Humberside Police

Detectives want to hear from anyone who might have seen anything in the area or recalls having seen a man walking along Cooper Road prior to 0400hrs.

Crime scene examiners have been conducting forensic examinations in the area where the injured man was found in an effort to find clues as to what has happened and a police cordon has been erected to protect the area.

Man found seriously injured in Grimsby

A 26-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being found seriously injured by police in Grimsby.

Officers found the man in Cooper Road near the junction with Ladysmith Road at around 4am this morning (Saturday November 29,2014).

He was taken to Grimby's Diana Princess of Wales Hospital suffering a serious head injury and transferred to Hull Royal Infirmary. Police are appealing for help to find out what happened to him.

"We believe he was in Grimsby town centre socialising in pubs and bars with friends but at this stage we do not know how he came to be on Cooper Road or how he came by his injuries.

He is very poorly in hospital and it is vital that we establish what has happened to him."

– Det Insp Lee Bridgeman

Pensioner dies after being hit by car Grimsby

An pensioner has died after being hit by a car outside a residential home in Grimsby.

He was hit outside the Bradley House Care Home just after 6pm yesterday.

The Volvo was travelling from Waltham towards Grimsby when the collision occurred.

The man was taken from the scene by ambulance to the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Police searching for missing 18-year-old

Police are appealing for help from the public in locating an 18-year-old girl currently missing from the Grimsby area.

Police are searching for Katie Free Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Katie Free, who is originally from York, left Grimsby General Hospital, where she was receiving in-patient treatment on the afternoon of Sunday 26 October 2014.

She has not been seen since then and officers are growing concerned for her welfare due to an existing medical condition.

Katie is described as being white and of pale complexion with blue eyes and red hair often worn in a ponytail. She is 5ft 7ins tall and of thin build and is a spectacle wearer.

When last seen she was wearing black leggings with boots and a blue coloured top and a coat over the top.

Katie is believed to be in the company of her boyfriend Will Gilligan (pictured with Katie) who is from the Darlington area and it is thought they may have travelled together to the east coast area of North Yorkshire.

Katie’s welfare is our main priority and as time moves on our concern is growing due to her ongoing health issues. It is important that we locate Katie as quickly as possible so that we can ensure she receives the support she urgently needs. We are appealing to Katie to make contact, either with her family or the emergency services at the earliest opportunity. We would also ask the public to help us by calling us to inform us if they see Katie and provide us with details of her whereabouts.

– Chief Inspector Mark Bishop

Eight-year-old Claudia dies four months after 'miracle' brain cancer survival

Claudia pictured in May 2012 Credit: Facebook/Claudia's Cause

A little girl from Grimsby died in her sleep this morning just months after her mother said that a "miracle" had saved her precious daughter from terminal brain cancer.

Claudia Birkill's heartbroken family posted a statement on the Claudia's Cause Facebook page this morning:

Claudia died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of this morning.

Despite her long illness, ultimately, her death is an incredible shock to all that know and love her.

We urge everyone to treat our family with the grace and dignity that you yourselves would wish for, if you life has just been destroyed in an instant.

Please give us our privacy as we come to terms with Claudia's death and please give us our space to grieve. Thank you.

– Claudia's Cause
Claudia pictured with her mother, brother and sister. Credit: Facebook/Claudia's Cause

On various occasions, Claudia's family were told she only had days to live.

Yet that prognosis was completely reversed in June after she was put through an experimental treatment known as The Milan Protocol.

Her mother had then celebrated Claudia being "cancer free" and no longer classed as terminally ill.

But in the following months, Claudia suffered pneumonia and sickness.

Recent photographs posted by her mother showed her on oxygen and with a lung problem that the family had not identified.

Claudia pictured on October 22nd, three days before she passed away. Credit: Facebook/Claudia's Cause

Two days ago, her mother wrote:

We go to bed every night with a clear conscience, knowing that we do our best. As a child, I was always told that ultimately, this is all we can do and that is all that matters.

– ANDREA, CLAUDIA'S MOTHER

Police charge Grimsby murder suspect

A man has been charged with the murder of Sheikh Zubair Hamidi in Grimsby earlier this week.

Mr Hamidi was 48 years old and originally from Bangladesh. He suffered multiple head injuries.

Junaid Hamidi, who's 28, and from Clacton-on-Sea was remanded in custody by Grimsby and Cleethorpes Magistrates to appear at Hull Crown Court on Monday

Man charged over Grimsby murder

A man arrested in connection with the murder of Sheikh Zubair Hamidi in Freeman Street, Grimsby earlier this week has been charged.

Junaid Hamidi, 28, of Clacton-on-Sea has been charged with one count of murder.

He has been detained for court and is due to appear this morning at Grimsby and Cleethorpes Magistrates Court.

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