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Police appeal after man is attacked in Scunthorpe

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked at the car park of a pub in Scunthorpe.

Police say the 32-year-old victim was involved in a fight with a number of people before he suffered a serious head injury at Queensway pub on Ashby Road.

The incident happened at 12.30am on Sunday 24 July.

The victim was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary where he remains in a stable condition.

Officers are keen to locate anyone who witnessed the incident and have released CCTV stills of three people who were walking by at the time of the altercation.

CCTV pictures show three people who were walking by at the time of the altercation. Credit: Humberside Police


Woman critically injured in Scunthorpe crash dies

A woman who was critically injured in a crash in Scunthorpe has died in hospital.

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The 33-year-old woman was the passenger in a black Hyundai coupe when it crashed on the Ashby Ville roundabout at the junction of the A18 and Brigg Road in the early hours of this morning.

The 23-year-old driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving over the prescribed alcohol limit.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Woman critically injured after Scunthorpe collision

A woman is seriously injured in hospital after being involved in a collision in Scunthorpe.

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It happened at the roundabout of Brigg Road and the A18 in Scunthorpe at 1.40am. The 33-year-old woman was the front seat passenger in the black Hyundai car and has been taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital.

The 23-year-old man who was driving the car has been arrested and is in custody at Scunthorpe Police Station.

Hull City fans chant former manager's name at Scunthorpe friendly

Hull City fans chanted the name of their former manager Steve Bruce at today's friendly against Scunthorpe.

Steve Bruce

Fans brought banners showing support for Bruce who left on Friday. Many blame his departure on the club's owners.

Speculation is mounting over who will replace Bruce as newly promoted Hull City prepare for the coming season in the premiership.

Business Secretary Greg Clark visits steel plant

Greg Clark Credit: Press Association

The new Business Secretary has met workers at a steel plant which still has doubts over its long-term future.

Steel giant Tata has halted plans to sell the huge site in South Wales and is working on keeping its UK business as part of a joint venture with German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp.

Greg Clark, the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, visited the Port Talbot works on Wednesday and met workers and union officials, including Roy Rickhuss, general secretary of Community.

Tata sold its Scunthorpe plant but still has sites in Rotherham and Stocksbridge.

"Although today's meeting was in South Wales, the Secretary of State appreciates that steel is a UK-wide industry and that the current challenges affect all steel plants and all companies. We welcome the renewed desire to put industrial strategy at the heart of Government and I was pleased that Greg Clark today signalled his intention to involve trade unions in that important process."

– Roy Rickhuss, general secretary of Community


Businesses to benefit from £3m British Steel Support Fund

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Three companies are the first to benefit from the newly named £3m British Steel Support Fund with a further three applications soon to be approved.

The move will create 110 jobs and safeguard an additional 71.

In total, just under half a million pounds has been awarded to Moulded Fibre Products, Saxon Quality Foods and R J Engineering and will create 45 new jobs.

Along with the additional three projects, the total value will be more than £890,000 and will create more than £8.5m of private investment.

The funding can be used for capital investments, training, wage subsidies for disadvantaged workers, and research and development.

“This is great news and demonstrates the importance of the British Steel Support Fund in helping businesses within the British steel supply chain and other local businesses survive, grow and prosper – helping create and safeguard jobs."

– Cllr Liz Redfern, chair of the British Steel Task Force

"We are delighted to hear that the British Steel Support Fund is backing local business and helping creating these new jobs. The community in which we operate is incredibly important to us and we wish these businesses every success with their expansion plans."

– British Steel spokesman

Police appeal to find driver after cyclist hurt in collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was injured in a collision with a car.

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It happened close to the junction with Spencer Avenue at Berkeley Street in Scunthorpe involving a grey coloured car. The 38-year-old cyclist was hit by a silver or grey coloured car, knocking him off his cycle. He was taken to hospital and treated for cuts and bruises.

The car did not stop at the scene and officers are trying to trace the driver.

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