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Two arrested after pensioners attacked in burglary

Two more people have been arrested following a "vicious attack" on an elderly couple during a break-in.

The elderly couple were seriously injured following an attack by a suspected burglar. Credit: PA Wire

A 90-year-old man suffered throat injuries while his wife, in her 80s, sustained head injuries when they were assaulted in their home in Elm Grove, Scunthorpe, on Tuesday evening.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, while a 27-year-old woman was held on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The elderly couple remain in hospital in a stable condition, Humberside Police said.

A 36-year-old man arrested on Christmas Eve has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.


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.

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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