Tributes to David Hockney's assistant

A studio assistant to the artist David Hockney has died in hospital after being taken from the painter's East Yorkshire home.

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Police release statement about death

HUMBERSIDE Police were contacted by Scarborough General Hospital, shortly after 0600hrs yesterday morning (Sunday 17 March ), after a Bridlington man had been taken to the hospital by a friend in a serious condition.

The 23-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at hospital and the police notified.

The circumstances of the man's death are not clear and officers are currently undertaking enquiries to establish events leading to his death.

There were no signs of violence and a post mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow (Tuesday 19 March) which is hoped may provide further information.

– Humberside Police

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York man dies after attack

A man who was assaulted in York has died of his injuries, police have confirmed.

Keith Wright, 50, had been on life-support in Leeds General Infirmary since he was attacked at 7.40pm on January 21. He died at 9am today.

Detective Inspector Ian Dyer, said “Our thoughts are with Keith’s family who are naturally devastated by the terrible outcome at hospital. “This is an extremely tragic incident and we are doing everything we can to support them."

Liam Matthew Wyard, 19, and a 16-year-old youth who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with unlawful and malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The pair are due to appear at York Crown Court in April.

Winter deaths in North East lowest on record

With winter approaching, the Office of National Statistics has released figures that show that the North East had the lowest number of winter deaths last year.

Across the country there were 24,000 deaths linked to cold weather - with the North East recording the lowest excess winter mortality rate.

Overall, almost 20,000 of the "excess winter deaths" were among people over the age of 75, with the 20,000 figure down on the previous winter when there were an estimated 26,800 cold weather-related deaths in England and Wales.

The ONS said mortality peaked in February, which is likely to be related to bouts of flu and cold temperatures.

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Man named after fatal accident on railway

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Police at the scene of the incident at Grosmont Station Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A rail worker who died after being trapped between two trains on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has been named.

65 year old Bob Lund, from Beverley in East Yorkshire, became trapped between two carriages at Grosmont station yesterday. Paramedics were called but Mr Lund died at the scene.

Philip Benham, General Manager of the NYMR, said it happened during a routine shunting operation. An investigation is underway.

Heritage railway reopens after death

Grosmont Station
Heritage railway reopens after death Credit: ITV

Rail services have resumed at a train station where a man was killed yesterday afternoon (Monday). The 67 year old died after being trapped between two carriages at Grosmont Station in North Yorkshire. The volunteer, with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, hasn't yet been named.

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