Hailstones the size of golf balls caused untold damage in parts of North Yorkshire - shattering glass in a garden centre.
Claire Montgomery reports:
A man who subjected a young girl to a prolonged period of sexual abuse has been jailed for 20 years.
Andrew Dale Iveson, 48, from Richmond, was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court on Wednesday 17 June 2015, after being found guilty of nine child sex offences, eleven counts of rape and five other sexual offences.
The victim was aged under 10 at the time the abuse began in 2005 and Iveson continued to sexually assault her until 2013 when she was into her teens.
Iveson, who worked as a relationship therapist also forced his pet dog onto the victim.
Iveson was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.
An 18-year-old man who was arrested in connection with a fire in Richmond in the early hours of Saturday has been charged with arson and will appear at Northallerton Magistrates’ in the morning.
North Yorkshire Police have arrested a man on suspicion of arson following a large fire in Richmond town centre.
The blaze, on Finkle Street, was spotted by a delivery man at around 5am yesterday and caused substantial damage to several premises in the street, including the Red Cross shop, Urban Spa and Beauty, Tasty Macs and the Oxfam shop.
No-one was injured in the fire, but it is feared the damage, estimated to be hundreds of thousands of pounds, will have a significant impact on the local businesses. Police are asking anyone who has any information about the fire to contact them if they have not already come forward.
The 18-year-old local man was arrested in Richmond yesterday evening remains in police custody while the investigation continues.
Fire investigators are attempting to establish the cause of a fire in Richmond, North Yokrshire, which spread through several roofs of a terraced row of shops.
A delivery driver discovered the fire, at Finkle Street, at 5.15am Saturday.
The fire spread to adjacent properties.
Fire crews have dealt with a large fire at a terraced commercial property on Finkle Street in Richmond, North Yorkshire.
A delivery driver discovered the fire, and emergency crews from Richmond and Colburn attended the scene.
The fire spread to the roof void in an adjacent property and a further six fire engines were sent Leyburn, Reeth, Bedale, Northallerton, Darlington, Ripon and Masham.
Two aerial ladders are in attendance from Middlesbrough and Harrogate, along with other support appliances from Malton and Northallerton.
Fire crews are currently tackling a large fire at a row of shops in Richmond in North Yorkshire.
A delivery driver discovered the fire, in Finkle Street, at about 5am this morning and ten fire engines are now at the scene after the flames spread to adjacent properties.
An investigation is underway after a massive fire at a house in North Yorkshire.
Firefighters were called to North Cowton near Richmond yesterday afternoon at around 2pm. North Yorkshire fire sevice say there is no confirmation of any casulaties involved in the blaze.
The B1263 road near the house will be closed for most of today as work is carried out to secure the property.
A 38-year-old woman who was arrested in connection with the death of Andrew Jackson in Richmond has been released without further police action.
Andrew, aged 43, died in hospital a few days after being assaulted on Victoria Road, Richmond, on Saturday 25 April 2015.
Cohnor James Colerman, aged 24, who was charged with Andrew’s murder has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Teesside Crown Court in July.