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Scunthorpe manager's 'near-death' collision with a squirrel

Alan Knill, Scunthorpe United manager escapes a near miss Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Scunthorpe manager Alan Knill has said his club's poor start to the season has been put into perspective after a near-calamitous accident with a squirrel.

He told BBC Radio Humberside he almost suffered a serious injury when his bicycle hit the animal.

"I went over the top of my bike and landed on my head, shoulder and neck.

"I saw it run into the road but couldn't do anything about it and it just hit my wheel and stuck in my wheel and hit my brakes.

"For a minute, I thought I might have been in trouble because I landed on my head. Then, all of a sudden, I thought: 'I'm not, I'm alive!'"

Scunthorpe are bottom of League One after losing their last six matches.

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Child found in Scunthorpe was newborn baby boy

A post mortem examination of the baby found at Bell Waste Control in Scunthorpe has confirmed that it was a newborn baby boy.

The cause of death is yet to be established as the results came back inconclusive and further tests will now be carried out.

The teenage mother remains in hospital receiving medical care and police inquiries into the circumstances of what happened are continuing.

Police: Circumstances surrounding baby's death 'not clear'

Whilst it is not yet clear exactly what the circumstances of this incident are, it is believed that the baby was newborn.

The teenage girl is now receiving the necessary care she requires and further inquiries into the circumstances of what happened will be made in due course, including a post-mortem examination of the baby which is due to take place later today.

– Humberside Police

Teen claims to be mother of baby found dead at recycling site

A teenager has contacted police to say she is the mother of a baby boy found dead in waste being sorted at a recycling plant.

Officers received a telephone call yesterday from a girl who was in a distressed state, reporting that she was the mother of the baby found at Bell Waste Control in Scunthorpe.

The teenager was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital where she has been admitted for post-natal care, a spokeswoman for Humberside Police said.

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Police 'concerned' for mother of dead baby found at recycling plant

Police investigating the discovery of baby's body in Scunthorpe say they are concerned about the health of the baby's parents.

Staff at the Bell Waste Control discovered what is believed to be the body of a six-month old baby boy this morning. A spokesman for Humberside Police said:

We are concerned that the baby's parents, in particular his mother, may need help and support following the loss of her child and as such she may be very vulnerable at this time."

We are urging anyone who can help identify the parents of this baby or the parents themselves to come forward in order for us to make sure they get any support or medical treatment that may be required."

– Humberside Police
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