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Tributes to Doncaster teacher who died following assault

Moving tributes have been posted online to a teacher from Doncaster who was found dead in bed on Friday. Lewis Siddall, 24, was allegedly assaulted at the VDKA bar in the town centre shortly beforehand. A twenty-two year old has been arrested on suspicion of murder and released on police bail.

Tributes to the teacher at Copley Junior School in Sprotbrough have been posted on a special Facebook page set up in his memory.

Rip Lewis you will be sadly missed but never forgotten. You are such a star. God only takes the good ones and always will. You are now at rest and we are all thinking about you.

Weiss can not describe how you will be missed. You was such a kind and caring lad and still will be up in heaven. You will be with us all where every you are and looking down on us all.

– Gema Louise Muir

"Such devastating news, my heart goes out to his family and friends. A massive loss to Copley School where Lewis was a highly respected teacher. His gentle nature, sense of fun, energy and enthusiasm made my daughters enjoy every lesson with him and look forward to the next... So sad now. Thank you Mr Siddall.

– Tracy Howard

All the children loved you Lewis RIP there is no justice in the world x

– Ann Dalowsky

"My daughter described him as 'like a dad' on their school residential, when they returned. High praise indeed. Mr Siddall had to cope with all the bags of medication that accompanies her everywhere and I'm a total control freak about it all. He told me that it was his job to look after her and I mustn't worry - with a calm and caring way of someone much older. A total credit to his family- and the truth is, after that, I didn't worry knowing she was in his care. A delightful and kind young man."

– Serena Van Der Meulen-Taylor

I just wanna say it was a pleasure to be teached by this guy he honestly was a really good guy so rip mate

– Ethan Wakefield

"What a sad loss of such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are for Mr. Siddalls family and friends during these testing times. Mr. Siddall was my sons favourite teacher at Copley school and shared his passion for Man Utd. What a great loss to many." R.I.P

– Tariq Mahmood

'No suspicious circumstances' surround 7-year-old's death

There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of 7-year-old Barnsley boy Conley Thompson, police have said following a post-mortem.

Police said they would now focus on how Thompson accessed the construction site where he slipped into a pipe and died.

The results of the post mortem suggest that Conley had, by some means, entered a vertical pipe on a nearby construction site and was unable to get out.

Conley's weight caused him to fall further into the pipe and pushed his clothing up around his body restricting his breathing.

There is no suggestion of any third party involvement.

Our job is to now piece together Conley's movements on Sunday evening and establish how he accessed the construction site.

Forming part of that investigation we will continue to work with the Health and Safety Executive and our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Conley at this extremely difficult time.

– Detective Chief Inspector Dave Stopford, the Senior Investigating officer


Classmates grieve for friends who died in crash

Grieving classmates today paid tribute to five friends who were killed in an horrific car crash in South Yorkshire. They died when their car crossed onto the wrong side of the road and collided with another vehicle.

It happened on the A630 at Conisbrough as they were travelling away from Doncaster on Saturday evening.

The 21 year old driver of a third car has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Chris Kiddey reports.