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Missing man may be in Hebden Bridge

Police searching for a man missing from his home in Birmingham believe he may have travelled to Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.

Missing: Steven Overton

The 55-year-old gardener was reported missing by his mother on December 11th. The last known sighting of Mr Overton was driving his distinctive brown Vauxhall Astra 51 plate on the M5 southbound near to junction 4a, but police now believe he could later have headed towards the Yorkshire town.

Mr Overton's distinctive car

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Hebden Bridge "hit and run": Police appeal for witnesses

Roads have now reopened after last night's collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 63-year-old man died in a suspected 'hit and run" in Hebden Bridge last night.

"The incident occurred around 7.30pm when the pedestrian, who is from the local area, was struck by a green coloured VW Polo vehicle on Albert Street at the junction with St George's Square.

"Prior to striking the pedestrian the car collided with two other vehicles as it travelled in a north easterly direction along Albert Street.

"Shortly after the collision the vehicle was abandoned by the driver who left the area.

"Sadly, the pedestrian died of his injuries at the scene.

"I am appealing for any witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw the green polo being driven prior to the collision to contact police."

– Sgt Ann Drury, West Yorkshire Police's Major Collision Inquiry Team

A 21-year-old man from Hebden Bridge was arrested last night. He remains in custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Anyone with information should contact the Major Collision Inquiry Team, on 101 and quoting reference number 1389 from October 23rd.

Pedestrian killed in "hit and run"

A 63-year-old man has died after being hit in a suspected "hit and run" collision in Hebden Bridge.

The driver was arrested after crashing into railings

The man was walking in Albert Street at around 7.30 last night when he was hit by a green Volkswagen Polo car, which then hit parked cars and a building. Police say the driver then left the scene.

Emergency services tried to resuscitate the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Roads in the town centre were closed until the early hours.

A man has been arrested.

Roads have now reopened

Birthday party for 700 year old mill

The bad weather on Saturday (September 6) failed to dampen spirits in Hebden Bridge for the 700th anniversary of what is believed to be the town's oldest mill.

The 700 year old mill is now home to 12 businesses

Visitors and townsfolk alike enjoyed a street party, with music by Hebden Bridge Junior Band, and the Peace Artistes and a giant cake.

Hebden Bridge band entertain the crowds

The grade two listed building was saved from collapse and demolition in 1972 by its owner, David Fletcher. It is now home to 12 small business, providing a living for 46 people.

Mill owner David Fletcher gets ready to blow the candles out on the giant birthday cake

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Hebden Bridge street party for 700 year old mill

The people of Hebden Bridge are invited to a street party today (Saturday September 5 ) - to celebrate the 700th anniversary of what's believed to be the town's oldest building.

Hebden Bridge Mill, now a grade two English Heritage listed building,was saved from collapse and demolition in 1972 by its owner, David Fletcher.

One of Britain's oldest surviving water mills, it was built in 1314 when the Battle of Bannockburn was raging. The mill has gone through a saga of ruin and regeneration and is now home to 12 small business, providing a living for 46 people.

Mr Fletcher recently brought water power back to the mill by installing both a water wheel and an Archimedes Screw - which now supplies the electricity to run the mill.

A street party, with music by Hebden Bridge Junior Band, and the Peace Artistes gets underway at 2.30 - and there will be a giant cake cut into 700 pieces for local people to enjoy.

Read: Hebden Bridge mill goes back to the future

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