Campaigners lose battle over North Yorkshire wind farm
Campaigners who fought to stop the construction of wind turbines on so-called 'megawatt valley' near Selby have lost their battle. Planning officials have given the go ahead for five turbines to be built at Cleek Hall.
North Yorkshire police has launched an investigation after a Selby man was attacked while chasing another man who had stolen fuel from a petrol station. The 22-year-old victim had finished filling his car with petrol when he noticed a man filling up a can with petrol that he did not pay for.
The victim followed the man and confronted him at which point he was punched unconcisous by a second man. Both men fled towards Selby in white van. The victim suffered a broken cheekbone, broken tooth and other injuries. It happened at the Jet garage on Bawtry Road.
A 15-year-old girl has been killed in a crash on the A19 in North Yorkshire. Seven others, including three other children and a baby, were injured in the incident at Chapel Haddlesey, near Selby. It happened at 20.15 on Monday when a Ford Focus and a Vauxhall Astra collided.
The A19 was closed until 5 am. The other children received minor injuries and are being treated at hospitals in York and Wakefield. Two of the three adults involved, including a man who had to be cut free from the wreckage, were seriously injured.
A court has heard how a gardener from North Yorkshire drove his van into two teenagers who were camping in a field in a bid to hurt them.
25-year-old Benjamin Allerton from Selby flattened their tent and ploughed into the boy and girl as they fled.
Andrew Dallas, prosecuting, told York Crown Court a fight broke out and Allerton was punched to the ground. He added that, according to witnesses, he returned later, ploughing into a tent and then drove at a 13-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy.
Allerton was initially charged with two counts of attempted murder but he admitted causing GBH with intent and attempting to cause GBH with intent, and the original charges were dropped. He has been remanded in custody until tomorrow, when his mitigation will be heard and he is due to be sentenced.
A suspicious device which led to part of Selby town centre being cordoned off as bomb disposal experts were called in turned out to be an old car part. Builders found the heavy cast iron device and, worried that it may be an unexploded bomb or grenade, called in police.
A suspicious device which led to part of Selby town centre being cordoned off this morning as bomb disposal experts were called in turned out to be an old car part. Builders excavating land for a new beer garden at the Three Swans pub at Church
Hill found the heavy cast iron device and, worried that it may be an unexploded bomb grenade, called in police. The Army bomb disposal unit was sent from Catterick Garrison while streets were sealed off and shops evacuated. When they arrived it
was quickly established that the part posed no danger and had in fact belonged to an old make of Citroen.
Bomb disposal experts have confirmed that the suspected device dug up by workmen in Selby is not an explosive device. The cordons and road closures have now been lifted and members of the public can return to the area.
Buildings evacuated after unexploded device unearthed
The post office, library and shops between the Three Swans Pub and the post office in Selby have been evacuated following the discovery of an unexploded device. The Army’s bomb disposal unit is currently en-route to the incident.
The roads around the 100 metre cordon remain closed.