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Witness appeal after Knaresborough crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious car crash in North Yorkshire.

The one-vehicle crash happened at around 3:10am on Harrogate Road at High Bridge, in Knaresborough. The driver, a 25-year-old man from Harrogate, suffered a serious leg injury and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

Any witnesses are being urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

Police appeal to find missing Newcastle man

Missing Newcastle man Arsene Matota Arlumba Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing man from Newcastle.

Arsene Matota Arlumba, 24, has been missing from the Gosforth area since August 13. He's described as being 5ft 11 inches tall, of muscular build and with braided hair.

Anyone who may have seen Arsene or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 and quote reference 751 130814.

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'We need closure' says father of plane crash victim

Ahead of Liam Sweeney's funeral today his father, Barry, has spoken of his heart going out to the "298 families" who are mourning their loved ones who died in the MH17 plane crash.

Liam died alongside fellow supporter John Alder in the Malaysia Airlines crash. His family and friends are gathering at St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle today.

Read More: Minute's silence impeccably observed for Newcastle United fans who died in MH17 plane crash

'We're going to celebrate his life, not look to his death'

Speaking to ITV Tyne Tees yesterday (Wednesday, 20th August), Barry Sweeney reiterated his hopes that Liam's funeral would be a celebration of his life and not focused on his death.

Liam died alongside fellow supporter John Alder in the Malaysia Airlines crash. His family and friends are gathering at St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle.

Read More: Minute's silence impeccably observed for Newcastle United fans who died in MH17 plane crash

Funeral of MH17 plane crash victim to take place today

The funeral of Liam Sweeney will take place today

The funeral of one of two Newcastle United fans killed in the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine will take place today.

Liam died alongside fellow supporter John Alder in the Malaysia Airlines crash. His family and friends are gathering at St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle.

His father Barry says the support they have received from around the world has been "phenomenal" and he hopes the funeral will be "a celebration of Liam's life."

Prince Charles sends letter to Newcastle fan's father

Prince Charles has written a personal letter to loved ones of MH17 crash victim, Liam Sweeney.

The 28-year-old’s father Barry said he was "very grateful” to receive the signed letter from the Price of Wales and his wife Camilla.

The Prince has offered his condolences to the 52-year-old and his family, who live in North Tyneside.

Read More: Sweeney family prepares for funeral

Prince Charles offers his condolences Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The letter offers condolences to the Sweeney family Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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Fathers of students stabbed in Malaysia identified their bodies after they were flown home

The grieving fathers of two British medical students stabbed to death in Malaysia identified their sons' remains after they were flown home, an inquest has heard.

Newcastle University students Aidan Brunger, of Kent, and Neil Dalton, of Ambergate, in Derbyshire, were killed in Sarawak, while on a placement on 6th August.

Today an inquest into their deaths was formally opened by deputy coroner for Derby and South Derbyshire, Louise Pinder.

Adjourning the inquest, Mrs Pinder said: "The investigation, both locally and abroad, continues and by 30th September we'll hopefully have further information and some decisions can be made."

Inquest begins into deaths of Newcastle students

Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger were both nearing the end of a medical course at Newcastle University Credit: Newcastle University

An inquest is due to begin today into the deaths of two Newcastle University medical students who were killed in Malaysia. Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger were stabbed to death in a bar while on a night out. They had been working at a hospital in Borneo. Today's hearing will be held in Derby.

Sweeney family prepares for funeral

The family of Liam Sweeney are making the final preparations for his funeral service. A service for the Newcastle United fan, who died alongside fellow supporter John Alder in the Malaysia Airlines crash, will be held at the city's St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday.

His father ,Barry, says the support he has received from all over the world has been phenomenal.

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