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Neighbours rescue ambulance stuck in snow in Halifax

Neighbours came to the rescue when an ambulance got stuck in the snow in Halifax.

In slippery conditions, one 4x4 driver towed the emergency vehicle while others provided an escort on foot.

They managed to get the ambulance out of trouble in the incident, which happened on Keighley Road.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service was unable to provide details of the original call-out but paid tribute to those who helped.

John McSorley, divisional commander of A&E operations, said: "The blizzard conditions we faced overnight were challenging in some locations across the region and we’d like to pass on our sincere thanks to the passers-by who kindly helped our staff when they encountered difficult driving conditions. We’re very grateful for their assistance.”

Body found in hunt for 'crossbow killer'

Police hunting the "crossbow killer" of a man in East Yorkshire have discovered a body this evening.

Humberside Police launched a huge manhunt for 55 year old Anthony Lawrence following the murder of Shane Gilmer, 30 and the attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend Laura Sugden on Friday.

Laura's injuries were not life threatening and she and the baby are in a stable condition in hospital.

"We can confirm that at around 6pm this evening (Sunday 14 January) officers discovered the body of a man believed to be 55 year old Anthony Lawrence, in a vehicle in a rural location in North Yorkshire.

"Mr Lawrence was wanted in relation to the murder of Shane Gilmer (30) and the attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend Laura Sugden on Friday 12 January.

"Since Friday evening we have been carrying out extensive enquiries into Mr Lawrence's whereabouts, which led to the location in North Yorkshire, upon where officers discovered a body.

"We are being supported by North Yorkshire Police as part of our wider investigation."

– Humberside Police spokesperson

Detectives confirmed that a crossbow was found at the scene of a murder which took place in the hamlet of Southburn near Driffield on Friday night..

They also revealed earlier today that they had recovered a car linked to him – a blue Vauxhall Mevira – which was being examined by forensic officers.


Two fight for life after Sheffield bar stabbing

Two men are fighting for their lives after a New Year's Day knife attack in a Sheffield bar.

The men, both in their 20s, were among five injured when violence flared at Crystal on Carver Street at around 2.20am this morning.

The five men were all taken to hospital with knife or slash wounds, with two of the victims said to have suffered life threatening injuries. Their conditions are described as critical but stable.

The other three men were treated for superficial injuries.

"A number of people have been injured following an incident in Sheffield city centre overnight.

"At around 2.20am this morning, emergency services were called to Crystal Bar in Carver Street in the city centre, following reports of an altercation in which several people had suffered stab or slash wounds.

"Five men in their 20s were taken to hospital, where three of the men were found to have superficial injuries.

"Two of the men suffered life-threatening injuries and remain in hospital in a critical but stable condition

"An investigation is in its early stages and officers remain in the Carver Street area carrying out enquiries."

– South Yorkshire Police spokesperson

Crime scene investigation officers are carrying out a search of the bar today and CCTV footage is being examined in a bid to trace those involved.

The police have closed the bar and a copy of a temporary closure notice has been posted outside Crystal. The notice states that the closure is needed to 'prevent nuisance or disorder' associated with the venue.

The closure of the bar will be discussed tomorrow by Sheffield magistrates.

Walk your way into the New Year

Exercisers can start the New Year off with a walk which offers a full body workout!

Two new ‘Nordic Walking’ classes are being set up in both Northallerton and Thirsk.

“Nordic Walking is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. “It burns more calories than regular walking, improves posture and co-ordination, allows the cardiovascular training intensity of jogging without the high impact and can alleviate neck and shoulder pain.

“The use of poles gives a work out to the upper body as well as the legs. The poles help propel the walker along, meaning they work harder than normal but with the support of the poles it feel easier. Its sociable and fun, so come along and have a go!”

– David Earl, Hambleton District Council’s Development Officer – Health and Wellbeing

The hour long taster sessions led by qualified and experienced Nordic Walking instructor run every: Wednesday in Thirsk from 10 – 11am, starting at Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre and every Thursday in Northallerton from 12 – 1pm, starting at Northallerton Leisure Centre.

£2 per session, poles will be provided but spaces are limited.

To book and for further details contact David Earl on 01609 767202.

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