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Man crushed by falling tree named

A man who died after being struck by a falling tree has been named as John Arthur White.

The 83-year-old man was riding his mobility scooter through King’s Park in Retford, when the tree fell.

Police were called to the scene at about 1.50pm on Thursday 5 December.

An ambulance attended but Mr White was pronounced dead at the scene.

The park has been closed until further notice.


Rider thrown from motorbike in crash

A motorcyclist has been left with serious injuries after a crash with a car.

At around 5.10pm on Wednesday a blue Citroen C2, driven by a 30-year-old woman from Anston, Sheffield, was waiting at the junction of Kieran Close, next to Murphy’s Depot, to turn right onto Rotherham Road, Dinnington.

It is believed that a blue Yamaha motorcycle, ridden by an 18-year-old man from Retford, was travelling along Rotherham Road towards Outgang Lane, behind a red van.

It is understood that the red van indicated to turn left onto Kieran Close, at which point the Citroen pulled out onto Rotherham Road.

The Yamaha reportedly began to overtake the van, when it came into collision with the Citroen.

The rider was thrown from the motorcycle, sustaining two broken ankles, and was taken to Rotherham District General Hospital. The driver of the Citroen was not injured.


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