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CCTV images released after Scunthorpe assault

Police have release CCTV stills of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a disturbance which left three people injured on Oswald Road in Scunthorpe at around 4.30am on Saturday 29 November 2014.

An 18-year-old man and two women aged 18 and 24 were waiting for a taxi when they were approached by four men who allegedly assaulted the victims.

The 18-year-old man sustained a broken nose, the 24-year-old woman sustained a fractured cheek and the 18-year-old woman sustained a minor injury to her cheek.

Following the incident an 18-year-old man has been arrested but police have now released CCTV stills of two men they would like to speak to or identify following the incident.

CCTV image of man police want to speak to over assault Credit: Humberside Police
CCTV image of man police want to speak to over assault Credit: Humberside Police

They have been described as:

• A white man, in his 20's with a medium build and short dark coloured hair. He was wearing black short sleeved shirt and dark trousers.

• A white man with a large build and short dark coloured hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt with dark trim to collar and sleeves and dark trousers.

Police appeal for witnesses to Gunness collision

Humberside Police is appealing for a key witness who was driving a silver coloured Ford Focus in the Gunness area around the time of a serious road traffic collision which happened shortly after 8pm on Sunday 7 December.

A 20-year-old man was seriously injured in the collision when the black Vauxhall Corsa he was driving along the A18, Doncaster Road, Gunness towards Scunthorpe left the road.

A woman who was a front seat passenger also sustained minor injuries in the collision. The injured driver was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital with serious injuries.

Police are investigating the circumstances which caused the vehicle to leave the road and are particularly interested in tracing the driver of a silver coloured Ford Focus which was travelling towards Gunness from Scunthorpe direction.


I'm a Celeb runner up Quickenden admits being ' a little bit flirty' in jungle

I'm A Celebrity runner up Jake Quickenden from Scunthorpe has been talking to Good Morning Britain about his time in the jungle and addressed the rumours that he was a serial flirt who had just gone into the jungle looking for romance.

The X Factor reject admitted he was probably "a little bit flirty" but said he had gone into the jungle to "have the time of my life".

He also addressed the controversy surrounding his relationship with the first celebrity kicked out, Jimmy Bullard.

Jake denied there was anything sinister about the former professional footballer had said to him and said it was "all banter".

"For me, bullying is such a strong word and it was all banter. I've spoken to Jimmy and he was my best mate in there, he was literally my best mate and we had such a laugh! And it was just banter and it just got blown out of context I think."

Jake Quickenden misses out on King of Jungle crown

Scunthorpe's Jake Quickenden has missed out on the King of the Jungle crown in this year's I'm A Celebrity final, losing out to motorbike champion Carl Fogarty.

Scunthorpe's Jake Quickenden

The former X Factor star was a huge hit with his female fellow contestants during his stint in the jungle since he joined with Edwina Currie.

Police appeal after 89-year-old woman robbed in own home

Police are appealing for information after an 89-year-old woman was robbed in her own home in Scunthorpe.

A man entered the address in Revelin Road in the town stealing items before approaching the elderly woman who was asleep in a chair. The man then allegedly woke her before demanding money. During the incident the woman was slapped by the offender but she had no physical injuries.

He left the house with her hand bag, a black wallet and money.

The offender is described as white aged between 35 and 40 years old with a medium build and short brown coloured hair


Official opening for Scunthorpe's refurbished intensive care unit

Scunthorpe hospital's newly refurbished intensive care unit is to be officially opened after a £559,425 facelift to provide new equipment and an improved environment for patients and staff. Work began on the unit in August 2014 and past patients are to officially open the unit on today. Work on the unit included new ceilings, flooring, a revamped medicine preparation area, a new isolation cubicle, as well as innovative ceiling pendants that house all of the medical gases, monitors, syringe pumps and other vital equipment at the patient bedside.

Our new look unit will provide a real benefit for our patients and staff. The new isolation cubicle will allow us to care for the most critically ill patients requiring ventilation such as those with infectious illnesses like TB or viral fevers. We usually have to transfer these patients to infectious disease units in other hospitals in the region.

– Amanda Holmes, ward sister for ICU

Scunthorpe's Quickenden causes a stir in the Jungle

Scunthorpe's Jake Quickenden caused a bit of a stink in the jungle - by accusing Playboy model Kendra of smelling like a "feral dog".

Scunthorpe's Jake Quickenden Credit: ITV

The former X Factor star has been a huge hit with his female fellow contestants on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here since he joined them with Edwina Currie.

And the sexual tension continued to simmer in the Australian jungle as the Scunthorpe-based heartthrob grabbed the girls' attention - by fair means or foul.

Sitting with Kendra, Jake told the US star that she stank, adding: "I can smell you over there."

Kendra admitted she smells and Quickenden said: "She smells like a feral dog."

To add insult to injury, former Hull City footballer Jimmy Bullard said: "I've not even known men to smell like that."

It came after Quickenden had tried his hand at flirting with Nadia Forde - with little initial success.

He told her "How do you look so fresh in the morning? You look better in the morning than at night", but got two fingers for a reply.

After the Irish model took off her top, revealing her bra, the 26-year-old former X Factor contestant said: "Oh gosh, you're not shy, are you?"

Later the pair sat together eating rice and beans, which Jake described as "technically our first dinner together".

He added "Is this a date? Are we on a date now? I would have bought you something better than rice and beans."

And he caused her to blush when he pointed out that the 25-year-old has "a couple of little freckles".

Asking Nadia if she had a specific type of man, she replied: "I want someone to enhance my life."

Show insiders have been quoted saying that they want to spice things up following the early departures of The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins and actor Craig Charles.

Collins quit after three days in the jungle, while Charles left following the sudden death of his older brother Dean.

Scunthorpe MP to meet PM

Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin is set to meet with David Cameron later today over the proposed sale of the town's steelworks.

Tata Steel in Scunthorpe Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Indian company Tata Steel looks set sell the steelworks to the Geneva based Klesch group.

However Mr Dakin has raised concerns about the terms of the sale.

Patients urged to use Scunthorpe A&E only for serious illnesses

People are being urged to think twice before they attend the emergency department (A&E) at Scunthorpe hospital following a surge in demand for beds.

Patients urged to use Scunthorpe A&E only for serious illnesses

Only those people who require emergency care are being asked to attend, those with less serious ailments and illnesses are being asked to use suitable alternatives such as their local pharmacy, their GP or walk-in centre. If in doubt ring NHS 111 and ask for advice.

Staff in our emergency centre at Scunthorpe are working hard to see and treat all patients within a four hour timescale however this is currently very challenging. Some patients require further investigation or input from some of our specialty teams and many of the patients that are coming to the emergency centre are quite unwell and need to be admitted to any one of our wards. This is taking longer than usual as bed occupancy is very high at the moment. Our teams are doing their utmost to keep waiting times as short as possible but would ask people to please be patient during this exceptionally busy time. I would like to remind people that visiting the emergency department for a minor complaint, such as a cold or cough, is not always appropriate as the service is for urgent or life threatening conditions. I would encourage people with minor ailments to consider the many other options available to them such as their GP, NHS 111 or local high street pharmacy.

– Associate medical director, Mr Ashaolu Oltunde

People should visit the emergency department or call 999 if they needed an ambulance in a life-threatening emergency, such as:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • Persistent, severe chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • If you think you are having a stroke

For minor ailments like a cough, simple headache or upset stomach people should visit their GP or pharmacist.

It is not appropriate for people to turn up at our door simply because they cannot get an immediate appointment with their GP. There is a strong possibility that such patients will be redirected to the GP surgery if that is the best place for them to be treated. Visiting the emergency department for an overgrown toenail, as we have seen many times, is clearly not appropriate and we hope that such practices are discontinued. For emergencies however, we are open 24 hours a day and we shall continue to try our very best at all times.

– Associate medical director, Mr Ashaolu Oltunde
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