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Dogs taken into care during drugs raid

Operation to tackle drug dealing

Police executing a drug warrant at an address in Scunthorpe found a dead dog and a further four were handed over to the RSPCA.

Officers entered the house on Diana Street as part of Operation Impact which is to tackle drug dealing and organised crime across Humberside. The RSPCA is now investigating the circumstance of the dog’s death and possible animal cruelty.

The environment agency were also contacted due to the state of the house and impact on neighbouring properties. There were signs of a recently harvested small cannabis grow at the address and growing equipment has been seized. Enquiries are on-going to identify the tenants at the address.

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Concern growing for missing Scunthorpe teenager

Have you seen Emily? Credit: Humberside Police

Concern is growing for a teenager from Scunthorpe who went missing last night.

18-year-old Emily Smith was last seen at 8.30pm in the East Common Lane area and told her family she was going to meet a friend.

She is described as white, short, with slim build, very long, dark brown hair and a pale complexion.

She was wearing black shoes, light coloured jeans, a black jumper and cream sleeveless jacket. She was carrying a brown and grey handbag.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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Yorkshire young Muslims start new Year with big street clean

Young Muslims from Sheffield, Huddersfield, Scunthorpe joined the city councils to help keep the streets clean after the New Year festivities.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) cleaning the streets in Scunthorpe

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) were out in force doing their bit to rid the town centres of rubbish and debris left over the Christmas period.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) in Scunthorpe

The big street clean was just one of several initiatives members have been involved with during Winter.

The group also organised blood donation sessions, collected money for British Red Cross, visited Children's hospitals and Nursing homes giving them chocolates and gifts and donated food to the homeless & vulnerable on Christmas Day. Earlier in the month they dispatched more than 20 volunteers to assist with the Cumbria Relief Effort.

Our members have enjoyed living in Yorkshire for decades and so any opportunity to help our local Community is a much welcomed one.

Cleaning the streets of Britain also presents us with an opportunity to become better Muslims as Cleanliness is an integral part of our faith.

Giving up a couple of hours can make a huge difference.

We are a peace loving and well organised association which will continue to help make this great part of England an even better place to live in."

– Nadeem Ahmad, Regional Youth Leader for Yorkshire

Major delays due to overturned lorry on M180

Two lanes are closed and there is slow traffic due to an overturned lorry on M180 Westbound between J3 M181 (Scunthorpe) and J2 A161 (Gainsborough / Belton).

M180 Credit: Twitter / @HumberbeatRoads

Lanes two and three (of three) are closed, but traffic is getting past on lane one and the hard shoulder. The incident is affecting traffic from Grimsby towards Doncaster.

Tata Steel: Union's hope of future for workers

Union leaders say they are hopeful there IS a future for the steel industry in the UK, with today's announcement that Tata Steel is in exclusive talks with Greybull Capital for the potential sale of its Long Products business, based mainly in Scunthorpe.

While planned redundancies would still go ahead, it would mean more than 3000 jobs at the site would be saved. Here's Paul Mc Bean from the Community Union

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