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Day three of Sheffield's Special Olympics

Athlete celebrates with a 'dab'

Athletes have been in action again today on day three of the Special Olympics in Sheffield.

They have been taking part in competitions at a number of venues across the city with events including aquatics, equestrian, cycling, basketball, netball, golf and tennis.

It's the country’s largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities and has seen around 2,600 athletes of all ages and abilities coming together from across the country.

They are being supported over the four days of competition by 800 coaches, 1000 volunteers, 200 officials and over 7,000 family and friends.

There's more action tomorrow, ahead of a closing ceremony in the evening.


Police appeal for help over missing Lincs man

Police are appealing for help to find a man who has gone missing from the Metheringham area in Lincolnshire.

James Stout

James Stout who is 44-years-old has not been seen since Monday August 7.

He is described as 6ft tall, slim with short sandy brown hair. He may be wearing a hooded Super Dry jacket which is orange and pink.

Officers are concerned for his welfare.

Man charged over Skegness stabbing

A 65-year-old man has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Skegness.

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Ian Brown was arrested in the early hours of August 7 after a 24-year-old man suffered a stab wound. It happened at a house in Scarborough Avenue.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

Brown is due before magistrates in Lincoln charged with attempted murder.

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