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PC acquitted over misconduct in public office offences

A serving police officer has been found not guilty of seven counts of misconduct in a public office.

Chris Young, who is 47, was most recently based as a response officer at Hucknall, in Nottinghamshire, but had previously worked at Worksop. He was acquitted following a three-week trial at Derby Crown Court.

It related to seven separate and unconnected allegations of a sexual nature between 2003 and 2012. A police spokesperson said:

“In conjunction with the Crown Prosecution Service, a case was put before a jury who today have found PC Chris Young not guilty of misconduct in a public office. The verdict is a matter for the jury on which it would be inappropriate to comment. The internal conduct process in respect of the allegations against PC Young is yet to be concluded.”

Helipad appeal backed by sister of crashed man

The sister of a man from Barnsley who was critically hurt in a car crash is throwing her weight behind a campaign to raise money for a new helipad at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital. Andrew Chesterton was airlifted from his wrecked car and his sister Suzanne has joined the appeal for better facilities to speed up the transfer to A&E. James Webster reports:

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A&E Doctor: Current helipad makes patient transfers more complex

An A&E consultant at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital says a new helipad there would make patient transfers in from major traumatic events less complex. Dr. Stuart Reid is helping with the fundraising appeal, aiming to raise the last £500,000 needed to build a new, closer helipad:

Sister: Minutes saved by new helipad could make all the difference

A woman from Worksop whose brother was transferred to hospital by air after a crash last month says it's vital every minute is saved when getting patients to A&E. Suzanne Wilson's brother Andrew Chesterton is now recovering, but since she heard about the time it currently takes to transfer people from the existing helipad to the emergency department she has thrown her weight behind the fundraising appeal to provide a newer, closer helipad:

Critically injured man's sister backs new helipad appeal

Andrew Chesterton who was critically hurt in a crash in Athersley Credit: Family photo

A woman from Worksop is backing an appeal to pay for a new helipad at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital. Suzanne Wilson's brother Andrew Chesterton from Barnsley was critically hurt in a night-time car crash last month. The driver of the other vehicle did not stop. The 32 year old is now out of a coma and is improving though his injuries were severe.

The young dad had several broken ribs, swelling on the brain and other internal bleeding. The 32 year old is now out of a coma and is improving but doctors say getting him to hospital as quickly as possible after the crash was vital.

Suzanne Wilson is now backing the appeal to raise the last £500,000 of £2m needed to pay for a new helipad at the Northern General Hospital. The current helipad requires a land ambulance to transfer arriving patients the final short distance to the A&E department. The new one would only require a short trolley push.

Fears for missing mother's welfare

There are growing concerns for a mother who has gone missing in Worksop.

Victoria Powell, 31, was last seen on Friday 3rd October.

Victoria is white, slim, about 5'3" tall, and has shoulder length light brown straight hair. She is a smoker and when she was last seen she was wearing black clothing. Victoria is mother to a toddler.

If you’ve seen Victoria please call us on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Victoria Powell Credit: Crimestoppers

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Westwood wins in Ryder Cup foursomes

Worksop's Lee Westwood has won his foursomes match alongside Jamie Donaldson in the Ryder Cup.

Comeback: Westwood and Donaldson won their foursomes match after losing in this morning's fourball session Credit: Press Association

The pair beat Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar 2&1 to avenge their earlier loss in the fourballs to give Europe a two point advantage over the USA.

Ryder Cup tees off with Westwood hoping to impress

The Ryder Cup will take place at Gleneagles over the weekend with Europe looking to retain the trophy they won at Medina two years ago.

And for Europe's most decorated player, Worksop's Lee Westwood, it will be a ninth appearance.

Chris Dawkes caught up with Lee at his last competition, the Wales Open, before heading up to Scotland:

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