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Channel 4 orders safety review after Olympic gymnast injured during filming

Channel 4 has asked its producers to review safety procedures after the Chester gymnast Beth Tweddle suffered a serious neck injury while filming the entertainment show The Jump.

The programme features celebrities competing in a variety of winter sports, including ski jumping.

The athlete has undergone surgery on fractures to her neck.

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Channel 4 statement over Beth Tweddle injury

Beth was injured during stint on TV show The Jump Credit: ITV

Channel 4 have made a statement about Olympian Beth Tweddle being seriously injured on its show The Jump.

A spokesperson said:

"The Jump is now in its third series and since launch 46 celebrities have taken part successfully. Though it is a new course the events have been designed to be no more difficult than in previous years and all contributors have undertaken a rigorous training programme to prepare them for the show.

" All winter sports carry some element of risk but in light of the number of injuries this year, Channel 4 has asked the producers to review safety procedures again to further reduce the prospect of accident."

– Channel 4 spokesperson

The 30-year-old, from Cheshire, perfectly executed a ski jump during training, but crashed into a barrier on landing.

Last night, Beth had surgery to fuse fractured vertebrae in her neck and is currently recovering in hospital in Austria.

Dmitrij Kozlov is wanted by Police in Manchester in conection with a serious assault

Dmitrij Kozlov Credit: GMP

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a man wanted in connection with a domestic assault in Manchester.

Dmitrij Kozlov, 34, is wanted after a 27-year-old woman was seriously assaulted on Friday 1 January 2016 at a property on Knutsford Road in Manchester.

Kozlov has links to the Gorton and Cheetham Hill areas.

Anybody with information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Lancashire Police's Major Investigation Team investigating a rape in Colne

Lancashire Police's Major Investigation Team are investigating a rape in Colne Credit: PA

Lancashire Police's Major Investigation Team are investigating a rape in Colne.

The incident happened shortly before 11pm on Saturday 6th February when a 23-year-old woman was walking along Tennyson Road. When she was at the junction with Slater Avenue she is thought to have been grabbed from behind by a man and dragged into a ginnel where possibly two or three other men were waiting.

Officers are conducting a number of enquiries in the area, including house to house, CCTV and forensic enquiries as part of the on-going investigation.

They are also keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a group of three or four men acting suspiciously in the area at around 10.40pm on Saturday evening.

DCI Joanne McHugh from the Force Major Investigation Team said:

“Our investigation into this serious incident is on-going and we are continuing to carry out a number of enquiries.

“The victim has been through an extremely traumatic experience and she is being supported by specially trained officers at this time.

“We are appealing to anyone with any information that could assist with our investigation to come forward and contact us as soon as possible. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a group of men acting suspiciously in the Tennyson Road/Slater Avenue area around the time of the attack.

“Although the local community will understandably be concerned by what has happened, it is important to stress that incidents such as these are rare. We believe this was an isolated incident and we have stepped up patrols in the area to offer reassurance to residents.”

– DCI Joanne McHugh
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