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Two charged with murder after death of Rotherham man

Craig Nelson Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A man and a woman from Huddersfield have been charged with the murder of Rotherham man Craig Nelson, also known as Craig Preston.

Mohammed Shiraz Bashir, 41, and Leonie Marie Mason, 23, will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 30 August) charged with murder.

Mr Nelson’s body was found on Monday 22 August on the moors of the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels.

Tests revealed that he died as a result of head injuries.

Residents reject plans to close Huddersfield A & E

Controversial plans to close Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's Accident and Emergency department and centralise emergency care at Calderdale Royal Hospital, in Halifax have been given the thumbs down by local residents.

The results of a 14-week consultation have been released and 80% of people living in Huddersfield who completed the official survey believe it would make the care they receive worse, with 50% of both Huddersfield and Calderdale residents saying the plan would lead to a decline in their care.

A final decision will be made on 20 October.

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