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"I thought I'd go to prison"

Andrew Shires has reacted to his sentence by admitting he thought he was going to prison. The 37-year-old has been given a twelve month suspended sentence after he walked over from a bus stop to glass a woman as she sat behind the wheel of her own car. It left her scarred for life and threw her burgeoning career as a professional dancer in to doubt.

Speaking to our reporter, Chris Kiddey, as he left court Shires said he is lucky to be a free man, and he will try to "do something with my life."


18-year-old killed in Thongsbridge collision named

A pedestrian who died following a collision in Thongsbridge on Friday 29 August, has been named as Grace Dyson,18, from Holmfirth.

Police are still appealing for witnesses who may have seen the incident which occurred at around 6.15pm.

Grace was walking along Springwood Road with a male friend when she came off the pavement and in to the road, colliding with a Nissan Cabstar tipper van. She died at the scene.

18-year-old knocked down and killed near Holmfirth

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old woman was knocked down and killed near Holmfirth.

It happened around 6.15pm yesterday when the woman was walking along Springwood Road at Thongsbridge. Officers say she came off the pavement and into the road and was in collision with a tipper van. The woman who is believed to be local died at the scene.

"As part of our enquiries we are keen to speak to anyone who either witnessed the collision itself or who believes they saw the vehicle or pedestrian involved immediately prior to the collision." said Detective Sergeant Carole Greaves, West Yorkshire Police


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