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Man arrested and bailed after fatal A19 collision

A 23-year-old man has been arrested and released on bail following fatal collision on A19 near Selby.

Police were called to an incident involving a Vauxhall Corsa and a pedestrian on the A19 just south of Brayton at 8.30am on August 28.

A pedestrian – a man in his 40s from the Selby area – died at the scene.

The driver, who is in his 20s and from Selby, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has since been released on bail.


Appeal to trace missing Selby man

Police in Selby are appealing for the public's help to locate a missing man from the town.

77-year-old Jack Packham has not been seen since around 1.20pm today, Wednesday 15 May, at Temple Hirst.

Mr Packham is:

  • White
  • around 5 feet 9 inches tall
  • Of slim build
  • Thinning white hair
  • Scar above his left ear
  • Last seen wearing glasses, a light blue coat, blue jogging bottoms and black fabric shoes
  • Carrying a brown satchel

"If you see Jack Packham, I urge you to contact the police immediately so that we can confirm he is safe and well."

– Inspector Lindsey Stamp, of Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team

Anyone who can help locate Mr Packham is being urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room.

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Drink-drive mother spared jail

A mother from North Yorkshire who crashed her car with her 8-year-old son in the passenger seat while she was almost 3 times over the drink-drive limit has been spared jail.

Magistrates told Sharon Wharton: "You are fortunate you are in the magistrates' court today, not a coroner's court."

Selby Magistrates' Court heard that Wharton crashed her silver Ford Mondeo into a bollard in Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire, on January 3.

When police arrived they found neither the defendant nor her son were injured but Wharton was not able to give a breath sample.

Wharton, from Thorpe Willoughby, near Selby, was given a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months and she was ordered to observe a curfew for 12 weeks.

She was also required to do 250 hours of unpaid work and banned from driving for three years.

Wetherspoons brings more jobs to the region

National pub operator JD Wetherspoon is to open 30 new pubs and create 1,200 jobs in the next year.

The expansion plans will see pubs open in cities across the UK, adding to the firm's current total of nearly nine hundred pubs and bars.

The company is to invest more than 35 million pounds in areas including Selby and Whitby.

"We are looking forward to opening the new pubs, many of which will be in areas where Wetherspoon is not yet represented.

We are also pleased to be creating so many new jobs, especially during a recession.

There is no question that we would open more pubs and create more jobs in 2013 if the increasing tax burden on pubs was reduced."

– Tim Martin, Wetherspoon chairman