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Police appeal after caravan park death

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information following the sudden and unexplained death of a 23-year-old man at a caravan park near Selby.

Paramedics and police were called to The Ranch Caravan Park at 3.12am today after the man was found unconscious in one of the caravans.

Repeated attempts were made to revive the man, who has not been named, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police enquiries remain ongoing at the caravan park, which has been cordoned off, as officers investigate the full circumstances surrounding the death.

One of the lines of enquiry that the investigation team is examining was that the man was possibly assaulted on Saturday night or during the early hours of Sunday prior to going to bed.

Wounded Selby soldier trekking to South Pole

It is the coldest, driest and windiest place on earth and now a group of severely injured servicemen and women, including one soldier from Selby, are just days away from trekking to the South Pole.

The adventure is to raise funds and awareness for the charity Walking with the Wounded.

Not for the feint hearted, the team along with their patron Prince Harry will show the world how soldiers can overcome life changing injuries. Gaynor Barnes has more.

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£100,000 worth of steel stolen in Selby

North Yorkshire Police are investigating after £100,000 worth of fabricated steel was stolen from an industrial unit near Selby.

Thieves entered the yard on Sherburn in Elmet Industrial Estate sometime overnight between Tuesday 19 November and Wednesday 20 November 2013, and took the steel along with a large trailer which it was stored in.

It is thought they may have used a HGV tractor unit to move the trailer, which didn’t have any registration plates attached.

Six year old boy injured in collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a child was seriously injured in a collision near Selby.

The accident happened on Sunday November 17 at around 5.20pm, when a silver Peugeot 106 travelling towards Carlton from Snaith, on the A1041, left the road.

As a result of the incident a six-year-old boy, from Camblesforth, suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where he remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the car and two other children suffered minor injuries and were taken to Hull Royal Infirmary, where they currently remain. All three are also from Camblesforth.

South Pole trek for injured servicemen and women

A group of severely injured servicemen and women - including one soldier from Selby - are making their final preparations ahead of trekking to the bottom of the world. It's part of the charity Walking with the Wounded's latest expedition.

Prince Harry is patron of the charity which helps soldiers overcome life changing injuries. David Wood joined them in Trafalgar Square as they made their final checks and spoke to the group including Ibrar Ali from Selby who lost his right hand after being injured in Iraq.

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Appeal after Selby woman robbed in broad daylight

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in which a 59-year-old Selby woman was pushed to the ground in broad daylight.

The victim was walking along Wren Lane in Selby when she was attacked outside Selby Podiatry Centre at around 9.30am on Monday. October 7.

The suspect pushed the woman from behind and stole her purse which she was carrying in her hand. He then ran off in the direction of the town centre.

The woman did not suffer any physical injuries during the incident but she was very shaken up by what happened.

The suspect is described as wearing a dark blue hoodie with the hood up, blue jeans and white trainers.

Police are carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the area and are examining CCTV footage.

Power station expansion plans jobs boost

Bosses at a North Yorkshire power station have submitted expansion plans which could secure the future of eight hundred jobs.

Eggborough Power station near Selby wants to build a new facility for storing green energy. One hundred and thirty metre towers supporting a new conveyor belt could be build under the plans. It is hoped the development will also bring with it hundreds of new construction roles.

Wheelie biker banned for 20 months

Caught on camera: Michael John Chester doing a wheelie on the A63

A 42-year-old man from Holmfirth has been banned from the roads for 20 months after he was caught doing a "wheelie" by a mobile safety camera.

Michael John Chester, of Meltham near Holmfirth, today pleaded guilty to dangerous driving after he was caught riding at 110mph while performing a “wheelie” on the A63 near Selby in July.

In addition to the ban he was handed a 12-week prison sentence suspended for two years and ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work.

He must also take an extended driving test before he can get his licence back after the ban.

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