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A man who smashed a bottle into the face of woman through her car window, scarring her for life, has escaped jail. Chris Kiddey's report contains images you may find upsetting.
Chloe Knapton says she is 'devastated' and 'bewildered' after the man who glassed her in the face has received a twelve month suspended sentence.
"I don't actually have words at the moment. I'm a bit shocked and numb about it all. I'll probably be upset later."
Andrew Shires has reacted to his sentence by admitting he thought he was going to prison. The 37-year-old has been given a twelve month suspended sentence after he walked over from a bus stop to glass a woman as she sat behind the wheel of her own car. It left her scarred for life and threw her burgeoning career as a professional dancer in to doubt.
Speaking to our reporter, Chris Kiddey, as he left court Shires said he is lucky to be a free man, and he will try to "do something with my life."
Andrew Shires has been given a 12 month suspended jail sentence for bottle attack on Chloe Knapton.
This story will be updated as get more information.
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A pedestrian who died following a collision in Thongsbridge on Friday 29 August, has been named as Grace Dyson,18, from Holmfirth.
Police are still appealing for witnesses who may have seen the incident which occurred at around 6.15pm.
Grace was walking along Springwood Road with a male friend when she came off the pavement and in to the road, colliding with a Nissan Cabstar tipper van. She died at the scene.
Police are appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old woman was knocked down and killed near Holmfirth.
It happened around 6.15pm yesterday when the woman was walking along Springwood Road at Thongsbridge. Officers say she came off the pavement and into the road and was in collision with a tipper van. The woman who is believed to be local died at the scene.
"As part of our enquiries we are keen to speak to anyone who either witnessed the collision itself or who believes they saw the vehicle or pedestrian involved immediately prior to the collision." said Detective Sergeant Carole Greaves, West Yorkshire Police