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Father warns against loom-bands craze

The latest craze to hit the classroom is loom bands - with children across the world making millions of them every day.

A dress made of the small coloured elastic bands sold for a staggering £170,000 pounds earlier this week.

But now a father from North Yorkshire has warned parents to be extra vigilant after he checked on his son - who went to sleep wearing them - and his fingers had turned black.

Helen Steel reports:


Boy's fingers turn black in "loom bands" craze

A father from North Yorkshire is warning parents to be vigilant after his eight-year-old son fell asleep with "loom bands" - a type of elastic band - wrapped tightly around his fingers.

Brandon's fingers had already turned black as he slept Credit: Mark Lambert

By the time Mark Lambert, from Skipton, checked on Brandon, his fingers had turned black and he fears he could have lost them if he had been left until the morning. He says the bands, which are made into bracelets, are not child friendly and children should not play with them unsupervised.

Police appeal after sex attack in Skipton nightclub

Police are appealing to clubbers for information after a man was sexually assaulted at a Skipton nightclub. It happened in Strata in the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers are particularly keen to speak to a man who alerted door staff to an incident in a cubicle in the male toilets.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is on police bail.

Woman's injuries 'not life threatening'

Police say that the woman who fell through a roof in Skipton as she watched the Tour did not suffer life threatening injuries.

They say the woman, thought to be in her forties, climbed on to the roof through a first floor window before falling through.

In a separate incident a teenage boy was struck by part of the caravane as it passed through Ilkley.

Skipton packed out for Le Tour


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