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Two people killed walking across A64 near Malton

The bus stop on the A64 at Welburn near Malton Credit: ITV News Calendar

A man and a woman have been killed while crossing the A64 at Welburn near Malton.

North Yorkshire Police say the two people were struck by a white car travelling east towards Scarborough at around 10:55pm on Friday evening and were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. They were both in their 50s and lived nearby.

The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 50s from Wakefield, was uninjured as was his wife who was in the passenger seat.

The A64 was closed for several hours in both directions for investigations to take place but reopened at 3:35am. Police are searching for anyone who saw what happened.

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Huddersfield Town signs striker Laurent Depoitre from FC Porto

Laurent Depoitre Credit: PA Images

International striker Laurent Depoitre is joining Huddersfield Town from Portugal's FC Porto for an undisclosed club record fee. The newly promoted Terriers signed a two year deal last night with an option to stay for a further year beyond the summer of 2019.

The 28 year old is the club's first signing since gaining promotion to the Premier League. He has played in the Champions League as well as winning the Belgian Pro League and Super Cup.

"I am very happy that we have made Laurent our first signing of this summer window. He is a proper striker; one who has played for a very good Belgium side, featured in elite European competition and who has won domestic titles. It is great news that we have had the opportunity to sign a player of his quality and now we will focus on getting him back to the top form he showed only a season ago. He scores goals and is a real worker too, so he will fit the ‘Terriers Identity’ very well. His attitude on the pitch is exactly what we need, plus he is a very good character off the field too. I’m already looking forward to working with Laurent when we return to PPG Canalside for pre-season in early July.”

– Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner

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18-year-old in critical condition in hospital after collision

An 18-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being involved in a collision.

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It happened when the pedestrian was hit by a car on the A660 Leeds Road, near to the junction with Old Pool Bank at Pool Bank around 4.40pm Thursday June 22.

She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance.

The driver of the car - a 22-year-old man from Harrogate - was arrested in connection with the incident and was later released pending further enquiries.

A 31-year-old man, from Ilkley, who was a passenger in the car, received minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

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