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Toddler killed after being hit by car 'her dad was driving'

A 15-month-old girl has died in a "tragic accident" after being hit by a car apparently driven by her father.

Police and Paramedics were called to an address in Leeds on Saturday evening after reports that a black Toyota Avensis had struck the toddler.

The child was taken to Leeds General Infirmary but was pronounced dead a short time later, West Yorkshire Police said. The driver of the vehicle - understood to be the girl's father - has been spoken to by officers, a police spokesman said.

Sergeant Carl Quinn, of West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: "We are conducting a full investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding this child's death, although early indications are that this appears to have been a tragic accident."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 01924 293047 or via 101.


Tributes paid to stabbed teacher as school re-opens

Tributes have been paid to the teacher stabbed to death at a school in Leeds yesterday.

Ann Maguire was "an inspiration" to both pupils and staff, and was due to retire from Corpus Christi Catholic College in September.

The school re-opened today, and a fifteen-year-old boy remains in custody, as ITV News' Martin Geissler reports:

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Fire crews used water from canal to fight huge blaze

The scene at Albion Way Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Firefighters used water from the Leeds Liverpool canal to tackle a massive blaze at a chemical recycling plant. Around fifteen fire engines were called to the scene at Tradpak on Albion Way in the early hours of this morning (Monday April 21, 2014).

The fire spread to an adjacent packaging company. The fire has now been contained but fire crews are expected to remain on the scene for the rest of the day.


Fifteen fire engines tackle Leeds blaze

The blaze began on Albion Way, south-west of Leeds city centre. Credit: Google Maps

Fifteen fire engines have been sent to tackle a huge blaze at an industrial complex in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police said emergency services were called to the Tradepak industrial building at 2.34am this morning.

Nearby streets have been cordoned off and members of the public advised to close windows and doors due to large amounts of smoke.

No people have been reported hurt as a result of the fire so far.

Police warn over chemicals at Leeds blast site

Police are warning residents in Leeds city centre to keep windows and doors closed due to "potentially hazardous" chemicals at the site of a large fire at Albion Way industrial estate.

In a statement, West Yorkshire Police said: "Police were called at about 2.34 am this morning to respond to the incident which is taking place at a business on the site. A number of fire engines are currently attending.

"Due to the potentially hazardous nature of chemicals on the site residents in the city centre area are being asked to keep windows and doors closed while the cause of the fire is assessed.

"As a precaution, due to smoke, the Armley Gyratory road is currently being closed for the safety of drivers."

Leeds fire: Emergency teams arrive amid explosions

Emergency services have arrived at the scene of a large fire in Leeds amid a series of loud explosions, according to ITV News reporter James Webster.

Large fire and explosions reported in Leeds

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