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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.

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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

Man killed in Colne collision named as Keith Robinson

Mr Robinson with his dog, Boofle Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

The man who was killed in a collision in Colne last Thursday has been named as Keith Robinson, from Burnley.

His family have paid an emotional tribute:

"Keith was a loving dad, brother and uncle.

"He was an avid rugby fan, who also enjoyed listening to music and going to concerts.

"He was well regarded by everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed.

"The family wish to thank everyone for their assistance at the scene and urge anyone who may have seen anything, no matter how small they think it is, to come forward."

– Family of Keith Robinson

A 50-year-old man from Burnley was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A second man, aged 22, from Colne, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop.

A 23-year-old man from Nelson was also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All three are currently in police custody.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

Det Chief Insp Jo McHugh, of Burnley CID, said:

“This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the man’s family at this time.

“We would ask anyone with information about this collision to contact police immediately.”

– Det Chief Insp Jo McHugh

If you can help, contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1377 of February 4.

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