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Man charged with pensioner's murder after burglary at her home

A man has been charged with the murder of an 87-year-old woman in York following a burglary at her home on New Year’s Day. He has also been charged with attempted robbery and battery.

Officers are appealing to any witnesses in the area of Victoria Court in the Leeman Road area of York.

A bicycle which is believed to have been used during the incident has still not be traced by the police, and the public are urged to look out for one matching its description.

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for York CID.

Murder inquiry after death in Hull

Humberside police are continuing inquiries after the death of a man found with serious injuries in Hull on New Year’s Day.

Four men and a woman arrested yesterday remain in custody as the investigation continues.

Police and ambulance services were called shortly after 6am to the junction of Trafalgar Street and Beverley Road, where a man in his 30s was found. He was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary with serious injuries. He died a short time later.

“Our investigation is very much underway and inquiries are concentrated upon obtaining accounts both from witnesses and those in custody.

“We will also be closely studying CCTV footage covering the scene of the incident and surrounding area.

“The results of a post mortem have proved inconclusive and it is likely that further specialist examinations may now be required. However, the injuries suffered by the victim are consistent with a sustained violent assault.

“We still need the help of the public in establishing as clear a picture as possible of preceding events which we believe led to the death of this man."

– Det Chief Insp Matt Baldwin, Humberside Police


Church organist widow will pray for husband's killers at memorial

The widow of murdered Church organist Alan Greaves will hold a memorial service for him tonight - and will pray for the two men who killed him.

Maureen told Calendar: "Even today I've been feeling quite low, remembering what happened. First thing tomorrow morning I'm going to go to the chapel in the hospital where Alan died. Because being a Christian, I spent a lot of time praying there for the situation."

During the half hour service, she'll ask the congregation to pray for the two men who killed her husband - Jonathan Bowling and Ashley Foster. Earlier this year Bowling was jailed for life for murder and Foster for nine years for manslaughter.

Candlelit service for Sheffield organist

A memorial service will take place in Sheffield tonight to mark the first anniversary of the death of church organist Alan Greaves - at the scene where he was murdered.

Mr Greaves was attacked as he walked to St Saviour's Church at High Green, near Sheffield, to play the organ at midnight mass. Tonight his widow Maureen and other members of the congregation will take to the streets in his memory, but also to celebrate Christmas.

At 11 o' clock, rather than holding a Christmas Service at St Saviour's Church, the area next to the pathway where he was murdered will be bathed in candlelight as Maureen and other members of the congregation celebrate mass.

Widow of murdered organist plans to mark anniversary

Christmas Eve marks the first anniversary of the murder of a Sheffield organist's murder.

Alan Greaves was attacked as he walked to St Saviour's Church at High Green, near Sheffield, to play the organ at midnight mass.

His widow Maureen and other members of the congregation will take to the streets in his memory - and to celebrate Christmas. David Hirst reports.

Witness appeal: Man attacked in Mansfield and dies four days later

Emeil Blankert leaving the Ladybrook pub on Monday

Nottinghamshire Police have released a CCTV image of a man who died four days after being assaulted in Mansfield - in the hope of finding witnesses.

Officers believe the image shows 48-year-old Emiel Blankert shortly after he was attacked last Monday. He had just left the Ladybrook Pub.

He later went to King's Mill Hospital, where he died on Friday.

Two women, aged 48 and 27, and a 21-year-old man have been arrested and bailed in connection with the attack.


Man in court on Leeds murder charge

A man has appeared in court today charged with the murder of a man in a shooting incident in Leeds.

Abdullah Ullah, 23, of High Road, Harrow, is charged with the murder of Pawel Jarek Matras who was shot and fatally wounded at an address in Blue Hill Crescent, in Wortley, on Friday, November 8.

He has also been charged with wounding with intent and conspiracy to supply cannabis. He appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court today and was remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court.

Three other men, aged 21, 22 and 22, who were arrested as part of the investigation have appeared in court charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis. A 19-year-old woman has been released on police bail.

Child killer sentenced to life in prison

A man who killed his partner's three year-old child has been sentenced to life in prison.

DJ Delroy Catwell was supposed to be looking after Lylah Aaron at their home whilst her mother was at work.

Instead he subjected her to what police called a "forceful and sustained attack. A post mortem examination revealed that Lylah had died from significant head injuries. She also had three rib fractures.

Inmate charged with murder of fellow prisoner

Lincoln Prison
Lincoln Prison Credit: ITV News

A 35-year-old inmate at Lincoln Prison is due to appear in court today charged with the murder of a fellow prisoner.

Seventy three year old Alan Goode, who was serving a nine month sentence for voyeurism, was found dead in his cell by staff last Thursday. Mroz Krzysztof is due to appear before Lincoln Magistrates today.

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