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Boxing champ makes calls for people to sign organ donor register

Boxing champion Tommy Coyle is calling for more people to sign the organ donor register.

Tommy Coyle celebrates beating Reynaldo Mora in the Lightweight contest at the Manchester Arena in May Credit: Richard Sellers/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Tommy, who will take on Tyrone Nurse next weekend, is fronting the 'Be a Hero' campaign in the hope that it will encourage people in his hometown of Hull, and across Yorkshire, to consider donating their organs.

Around 800 people across the region are on the transplant waiting list.

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Man charged with attempted murder following Sheffield shooting

A 26-year-old man has been charged by officers investigating a reported shooting in Chapeltown, Sheffield.

Police were called at around 11pm on Friday 15 July following reports shots had been fired in Burncross Road, Chapeltown Credit: Press Association

Jamie Lee Howden, of Barber Street, Hoyland, Barnsley, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Sheffield Crown Court at a later date.

Police were called at around 11pm on Friday 15 July following reports shots had been fired in Burncross Road, Chapeltown. Nobody is believed to have been injured during the incident.

Six people, five men and one woman, were arrested in connection with the incident. They remain on bail pending further enquiries.

Police believe boy who died in Rotherham canal was with a group

Officers investigating the death of a boy whose body was recovered from a Rotherham canal last night are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area to come forward.

Around 7pm yesterday, police received reports that an 11-year-old boy, had been seen going into the canal near to Stonerow Way near Parkgate Retail, Rotherham but had disappeared soon after.

Specialist resources attended the scene, including South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and the Ambulance Service. The body of the 11-year-old was recovered from the water at around 11pm.

We have a number of resources investigating the circumstances that led to this tragic incident where sadly a young life has been lost.

We believe that the boy was with a group of around eight other young people when he entered the water at around 7pm.

We are working to establish the full circumstances in the lead up to the incident but we would appeal for anyone who was in the area between 6pm and 7pm, and may have seen a group of young people or has any information, to please get in touch.

– nvestigating officer Temporary Detective Inspector Graham Stead

Police say no-one else was injured during the incident.

Formal identification is yet to have taken place and officers are working with both the coroner and family.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

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