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Convicted child sex offender on the run

Have you seen convicted child sex offender Toby Gordon? Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police in Leeds are appealing for information to trace a convicted child sex offender who is wanted for failing to appear at court.

38-year-old Toby Gordon,was convicted at Leeds Crown Court in November on two counts of indecent assault on a child.

He was bailed to return to the court on December 23 to be sentenced but failed to attend.

He is now circulated as wanted for failing to appear and for breach of his sex offenders register conditions.

He is described as white, 5ft 11ins tall, medium build, with short dark hair that can appear unkempt, dark-coloured eyes and eyebrows and olive skin.

The image shown is from 2012 but is still a good likeness of him.

He has links to Grimsby and Leeds but could be anywhere in the country.

Three arrested on suspicion of murdering man from Grimsby

A murder investigation is underway and three people have been arrested following the death of a 64-year-old man at an address on Weelsby Street, Grimsby.

Will 'Billy' Baker Credit: ITV News

Police were called shortly before 1pm on Wednesday January 6 after 64-year-old William Baker was found dead at the address.

The man’s family are being supported by specialist officers.

A 40-year-old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Two other people, a 34-year-old woman and 34-year-old man, were arrested this morning on suspicion of murder and are in custody assisting police with their enquires.

Police are now appealing for further information from the public.


Grimsby death investigation ongoing

Enquiries are continuing following the death of a man at a property in Grimsby.

The man was found dead in a house on Wheelsby Street

The death on Weelsby Street, which was reported to police shortly before yesterday is being treated as unexplained.

Officers remain on the scene as the investigation into the circumstances of his death continue and are following up a number of lines of enquiry.

New £8.4m Grimsby Leisure Centre opens

The brand new Grimsby Leisure Centre opened this morning.

New £8.4m Grimsby leisure centre Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The £8.4 million development was given the go-ahead more than two years ago. The facility includes a 25-metre swimming pool, gym and exercise studio, as well as a sauna and steam room.

Grimsby hospital's operating theatres multi-million pounds refurbishment

A multi-million pound plan to refurbish the operating theatres at Grimsby hospital is set to get underway this month.

Grimsby's Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The £1.9million project will see the refurbishment of two theatres, as well as the installation of a new laminar flow in one of the theatres. Laminar flow is a type of ventilation system that is used in mainly implant surgery, such as orthopaedic or breast surgery, as it reduces the risk of infection.

The project will be undertaken in two phases and will cause some disruption to services. However, all patients needing emergency surgery will continue to be seen.

Grimsby's Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital Credit: ITV Yorkshire

“All emergency surgery will continue to go ahead as patient safety is of paramount importance.

"However, patients who are having planned, routine operations may be transferred to one of our other hospitals in either Scunthorpe or Goole to have their procedure done.

“We aim to keep any patient transfer to an absolute minimum as we understand that people prefer to have their operation close to home.”

– Karen Griffiths, chief operating officer at NLaG

The work, which is part of a routine programme of replacement, will see two trauma and orthopaedic theatres refurbished and the installation of a laminar flow in another theatre.

“The additional laminar flow will help support the work we do in trauma and orthopaedics, as well as for other specialities such as breast giving us greater flexibility with the types of patients we can treat.”

– Frank Howell, consultant orthopaedic surgeon

Phase one of the project is due to start on January 18 2016 when the new laminar flow will be installed. This work is due to be completed in March. Phase two will see work then start in March on the trauma and orthopaedic theatres and should be completed in June.

Mr Howell said the second phase will see the two theatres completely refurbished with new ventilation systems installed, new flooring and decoration and new pendants installed, which will contain medical gases and other key equipment.

As well as works in the theatres a fire wall will also be installed across the main theatre corridor, as well as a new reception area and new purpose-built storage for orthopaedic equipment.

“We have spent the past few months putting plans in place so we can reduce any unnecessary disruption to normal services during this time. Our main priority throughout the whole of the works is patient safety.”

– Stan Woods, hospital theatres manager

Man charged in connection with Grimsby betting shop robberies

A man from Grimsby has been charged in connection with robberies at bookmakers in the town earlier this month.

Joshua Dempsey, 25, of Convamore Road in Grimsby is charged with two counts of robbery on 3 and 6 December 2015 at the Betfred Bookmakers of Ladysmith Road and Laceby Road in Grimsby.

He is further charged with two counts of being in possession of a knife/blade, affray and three counts of criminal damage.

He appeared at Grimsby & Cleethorpes Magistrates Court on Saturday 26 December 2015 where he was remanded into custody to appear at Grimsby Crown Court in January 2016.


Major delays due to overturned lorry on M180

Two lanes are closed and there is slow traffic due to an overturned lorry on M180 Westbound between J3 M181 (Scunthorpe) and J2 A161 (Gainsborough / Belton).

M180 Credit: Twitter / @HumberbeatRoads

Lanes two and three (of three) are closed, but traffic is getting past on lane one and the hard shoulder. The incident is affecting traffic from Grimsby towards Doncaster.

Police appeal after Grimsby sex attack

Police are hunting for two men after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted along Lord Street in Grimsby.

Credit: Press Association

The incident happened close to Boulevard Avenue, at around 8pm on Wednesday, December 23, when she became involved in an altercation with the men.

They are said to have verbally abused her, before assaulting her, causing her to fall to the floor and then sexually assaulting her.

Police say she managed to get to her feet and leave the area. She later attended Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

The first suspect is described as black, wearing dark clothing and Nike Airmax trainers. The second was a white male wearing a blue scarf.

Man arrested on suspicion of burglary in Grimsby

Credit: Humberside Police

A man wanted on suspicion of burglary has been arrested by Humberside Police. Daniel Sleeth was found at an address on Willingham Street in Grimsby and is now in custody.

Police still want to speak to Joshua Dempsey, pictured below, in connection with a number of robberies in the town. He is believed to be in the East Marsh area.

Credit: Humberside Police

Have you seen these men?

Humberside Police are appealing for information to find two Grimsby men in relation to on-going investigations.

Credit: Humberside Police

Daniel Sleeth, 34 (left) is wanted by police in relation to various inquiries including burglary.

Joshua Dempsey, 25 (right) is wanted in connection with various robberies. Dempsey is believed to be in the East Marsh area of the town.

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