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Lorry and double decker bus in Whitby crash

Police are appealing for a witness to come forward following a collision near Whitby which involved a lorry and a double decker bus.

The crash happened around 4.20pm on Friday 14 February on the A171 at Aislaby when a tipper lorry and an Arriva double decker bus collided with each other.

An 80-year-old man from Wingate, County Durham, suffered a serious, but non life-threatening, back injury and was taken to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Officers need to trace the driver of a forklift or telehandler - similar to a JCB - which was travelling in front of the bus just before the collision.

Anyone who can help officers with this investigation should contact Whitby police on the 101 non-emergency number.

“If you are the driver the JCB type vehicle which was on the A171, near Aislaby, I urge you to contact the police straight away as you may have vital information that could help my enquiries.

“I am also keen to speak to anyone witnessed the collision and ask them to get in touch.”

– PC Neil Graham, of Whitby Safer Neighbourhood Team

Fishermen poisoned by carbon monoxide

The dredger Eshcol - two Northumberland men were found dead on board Credit: ITV News

The safety bulletin from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) said: "When they were not seen as expected the following morning, crewmen from fishing vessels tied up close by forced open the wheelhouse door.

"The gas grill was still lit and the wheelhouse was full of fumes.

The two men were dead in their bunks. Eshcol was not fitted with a carbon monoxide alarm."

The MAIB said carbon monoxide (CO) was a lethal gas that was difficult to detect and that crews needed to be vigilant to recognise the first signs of CO poisoning.

The bulletin went on: "Carbon monoxide alarms are not expensive and should be fitted."


Great Train Robbery detective wrong footed over stair row

A former elite detective who helped catch the ringleader of the Great Train Robbery has found himself on the wrong side of the law and with a criminal record in a row over an old staircase.

Brian McNeil and his wife Jill have been embroiled in a legal wrangle that has lasted 18 years over their decision to replace a spiral staircase in their farmhouse near Whitby.

A judge has found them guilty and the couple face fines and court costs of tens of thousands of pounds.

Jon Hill reports.

Amble mourns dead fishermen

Two fishermen found dead on a boat in North Yorkshire have been named as Edward Ide and Mark Arries.

Both men were in their twenties and from Amble in Northumberland

Officers were called to Whitby harbour yesterday (January 15th) by fishermen concerned for their safety.

Police say their deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

Katie Oakes spoke to retired fishermen Dave Grey and Roy Inglis in her report.

Two found at Whitby harbour named

Edward Ide from Amble - one of the fisherman found dead in Whitby Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

North Yorkshire police have confirmed the two fishermen who died on a boat moored in Whitby harbour on Wednesday (January 15th) were Mark Arries, aged 26 from Amble and Edward Ide, who was 21, also from Amble.

A date for the opening and adjourning of the inquest has not yet been arranged.

Edward Ide from Amble - one of the fisherman found dead in Whitby Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Mark Arries from Amble-one of the fisherman found dead in Whitby Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Mark Arries from Amble-one of the fisherman found dead in Whitby Credit: ITV Tyne Tees


Whitby fishermen locally named

Police are due to formally identify two fishermen who were found dead on their boat in North Yorkshire later today (January 16th).

The men, named locally as Mark Arries and Edward Ide from Amble in Northumberland, were found on a fishing boat moored in Whitby Harbour yesterday (January 15th).

Their families have been informed and the deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

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