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Pair fight for life after car hits tree and bursts into flames in Hull

Both men are in a critical condition Credit: PA

Two men were critically injured after their car hit a tree and burst into flames.

The driver, a 32-year-old man, and his 24-year-old passenger were in a black Ford Focus that came off the road on Inglemere Lane, near Newland School for Girls, at 8.20pm yesterday.

It set alight after hitting the tree at speed, Humberside Police said.

Officers want to speak to witnesses. Call 101.

Driffield tutor jailed over indecent images of children – but girlfriend escapes immediate prison sentence

Philip Riddiford-Bell Credit: Humberside Police

A tutor from Driffield who sent indecent images of children to his partner has been jailed.

Philip Riddiford-Bell, of Skerne Road, sent pictures to Aimee Esnee, 30, after the pair met on the mobile chat app Kik.

Police found 477 indecent images, including of children as young as four, on the phone of 32-year-old Riddiford-Bell, with 164 being the most serious category.

He was jailed for three years after pleading guilty to distributing and possessing indecent images.

Esnee, 30, of Weeton, near Patrington, pleaded guilty to possession of indecent images. She was sentenced to a six months in prison suspended for two years and fined £1,000.

“Police across the country are committed to identifying and prosecuting people who make, distribute and possess indecent images of children.

"Their abhorrent fascination leads to the exploitation of young and vulnerable children.

"I hope this successful conviction serves as a warning to other offenders that they can and will be identified and face justice for their crimes.”

– Detective Constable June Sarel, internet sex offences team


Three arrested in Grimsby dawn raid

Humberside police arrested three this morning in a force-wide initiative to tackle the root causes of crime.

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The operation dubbed 'impact' aims to make a long term difference to those hit hardest by crime, anti-social behaviour and disorder.

Police completed a dawn raid at two addresses in Nunsthorpe and also on a third property.

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A 26-year-old man, 19-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man all remain in police custody.

A second woman suspected of possession of cannabis with intent to supply was also arrested following the raids. The 27-year-old woman remains in custody.

Two men sustain facial injuries after Grimsby assault

Humberside police are appealing for information after two men were assaulted in Grimsby.

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The attack happened on Friday 13th May between 12pm and 4pm on Pasture Street. The two men sustained facial injuries after they had reported the assault which took place opposite the Aladdin's Cave shop by a group of three men.

The two victims aged 33 and 37 were taken to the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital for treatment.

According to reports words were exchanged between the men and police are now keen to establish the circumstances of the incident.

Labour's Keith Hunter ousts Conservative incumbent to become new Humberside PCC

Labour's Keith Hunter has been elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner of Humberside.


Mr Hunter, who had a 30-year career in the police, ousted Conservative incumbent Matthew Groves with majority of more than 23,000 votes at the second preference stage.

Turnout for the election was 23%.

"I'd like to congratulate Keith Hunter on his success in the election for the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner and I look forward to working with him in serving our local communities and keeping them safe."

– Chief Constable Justine Curran, Humberside Police


Labour candidate Keith Hunter leading the way in Humberside PCC race

Labour's Keith Hunter is currently leading the way in the race become the new Police and Crime Commissioner at Humberside Police.


The results of voting in North Lincolnshire put Mr Hunter on 10,831 votes compared to Conservative incumbent Matthew Grove's 8,346.

UKIP's Mike Whitehead polled 4,359 while Liberal Democrat Denis Healy was fourth with 1,748.

Hull Church offers free performance space to artists

Holy Trinity Church is offering a free performance space to musicians, artists and groups in the run up to next year's Hull City of Culture.

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The space is aimed at acoustic performers and offers artists a chance to hone their skills in front of an audience.

The 700-year-old church has already hosted various events including the annual Hull Real Ale and Cider Festival.

Because the concerts are free, we hope this will encourage people to come along who do not always find it easy to experience the arts.

– Rev Canon Dr. Neal Barnes, The Vicar of the Holy Trinity

The first of the free performances took place last Saturday where students from Hull University performed Shakespeare's verses and songs to mark the 400th anniversary.

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