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Heavy rain severely disrupts cross-Pennine train services

Stormy weather has brought travel chaos to transport hubs across the UK. Credit: PA Wire

Heavy rain brought severe disruption to cross-Pennine train services, with the main Sheffield to Manchester line remaining closed on Tuesday due to flooding and fallen trees.

Passengers on one of the last services into Sheffield said staff reported several problems on the line, including landslips and standing water.

Meanwhile, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it received over 70 calls about flooding on Monday evening.

Further north, North Yorkshire Fire Service said it rescued eight people from cars on Monday evening, as crews were called out to 22 flooding incidents.


Man remanded over 'attempted axe murder' of Pc

The man was reportedly armed with an axe Credit: The Star, Sheffield

A man accused of the attempted murder of a female police officer using an axe was remanded in custody on Friday.

The officer suffered multiple serious injuries, while her male colleague was also hurt during the incident in Gleadless, Sheffield, on Wednesday evening.

Lisa Bates and her partner had been responding to a domestic incident at around 7.50pm, where a man was reportedly armed with an axe.

Pc Bates lost a finger during the attack and also suffered a fractured skull and broken leg.

Nathan Sumner, 35, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Friday charged with a string of offences, including attempted murder.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on May 13.

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