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John Heald arrested by police in Rotherham

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John Heald was arrested at around 2.15pm in the Parkgate area. He's currently in custody. We'd like to thank the public for their support

South Yorkshire Police say a man has been arrested by officers investigating the murder of Bei Carter in Bridlington last week.

John Heald, 53, was arrested by officers from South Yorkshire Police at around 2.15pm today in the Parkgate area of Rotherham.

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Life sentence for killer of Keith Opray

The man convicted of killing Hull man Keith Opray at his home in January has been sentenced to life in prison.

Keith Opray was killed in January
Keith Opray was killed in January

Duncan Heaton will serve a minimum of twenty-one and a half years for the murder of Mr OPray, 51.

Duncan Heaton was sentenced today
Duncan Heaton was sentenced today

On sentencing, the family of Mr Opray issued the following statement:

Keith truly was a kind and gentle man who would not knowingly harm anyone. He loved to help people and enjoyed life. We are deeply saddened by Keith’s death and pleased that justice has been done but no amount of time can ever make it better.

– Keith Opray family statement

East Midlands Trains 'disappointed' at strike action

East Midlands Trains say they are 'disappointed' that workers' union Unite has chosen to strike next week.

They say they have put on extra staff to cope with any disruption:

We have put forward a very reasonable and fair offer, which represents a 2.75% pay increase to our engineering staff. We are therefore disappointed that Unite has chosen to take this action, clearly attempting to cause disruption for our customers.

During the industrial action, we will be working hard to deliver the best service we can and will have extra staff on hand at a number of stations to assist passengers with their journeys.

– East Midlands Trains
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