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Readers of Breaking News have aired their thoughts and feelings in response to FireFighters Stephen Hunt’s death.

Personally Breaking News is deeply shocked and sends deep condolences to our emergency services family.

Readers tell Breaking News of their sadness and how brave hunts actions have been.

Atomic Kitten band member Liz McClarnon stated “I am so sad to hear we lost such a brave fire fighter in the north west last night. My thoughts are with his family”

Allisonq Jones “This is so sad to hear, these men and women out their life on the line to save ours and people who start fires for fun etc should be punished RIP young firefighter”

Valerie Latham “R.I.P TO THE BRAVE FIREFIGHTER WHO SADLY LOST HIS LIFE YESTERDAY WHILE ATTENDING TO A FIRE IN MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE”

Josh Gregory “R.I.P. amongst all the banter between services, we all care for each other. My thoughts go out to your family.”

Mjjshakis Jackson “Go on but take his example will be forever at earth if you only follow it… RIP gaby mexican in munich”

Kathryn Stone added “Such awful news…. Thoughts & Prayers are with Family, Friends and Colleagues.”

Pauline Whittingham “such a sad loss R.I.P brave firefighter my thoughts are with your family on this sad occasion x”

Sharon Craig “R.I.P another fallen hero ….my thoughts and heart go out to your family and colleagues …. Xx”

Amanda Davis “This is such tragic news that one fireman looses his life and another fighting for his after 2 girls stupidity. I wish both families my condolences and hope the girls get punished properly for it.”

Cordelia Threapleton “words wont take away the pain. but time is a healer my thoughts to the watch whom are 1 big family and to stephens family rip xx”

Amanda Welburn “It’s such a shame that it takes such a terrible loss for people to truly realise how brave and dedicated our service men and women truly are. God bless each and every one of them
R.i.p to the fireman who made the ultimate sacrifice to help others, thoughts with all those who loved, knew and respected him x”

To leave your condolences please visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/bnpolice

We will be updating this page throughout the day with condolences. All condolences added to our facebook page will be handed to Manchester Fire Service.

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hit-and-run driver calls judge ‘f***ing p***k’ in shock court outburst

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The alleged driver in a hit and run than killed a two year old and six year old boy has appeared in court accused of their deaths.

During his appearance he called the judge a ‘f***ing p***k’.

Robert Brown, 53, and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, appeared at Coventry Magistrates’ Court today accused of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

He appeared before the courts for seven minutes and during this time he had to be restrained after yelling ‘this is a f***ing kangaroo court’ in the bizarre outburst.

He also called the judge a ‘f***ing p***k”.

Both defendants had grey t-shirts as they appeared in the dock to confirm their name, date of birth and address.

Brown, of Attwood Crescent, in Wyken, Coventry, also faces charges of driving while disqualified, no insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Harrison, of Triumph Close, also in Wyken, faces a further allegation of common assault.

They were remanded in custody after the case was adjourned by chair of the magistrates’ bench, John Martin.

The Two brothers Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six tragically killed following hit and run.

Police confirmed the death of the boys after being hit by a car in the Stoke area of the at 2pm on Thursday.

Both boys died after being rushed to the hospital, located near to the scene was a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side.

They will appear next at Warwick Crown Court via video link on March 22.

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Two people charged after brothers killed in Hit and Run

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Two people have been charged over the deaths of two young brothers killed in a hit-and-run collision in Coventry.

Two brothers who were tragically killed after a hit and run in Coventry have been named as Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six.

Police confirmed the death of the boys after being hit by a car in the Stoke area of the at 2pm on Thursday.

Both boys died after being rushed to the hospital, located near to the scene was a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side.

The car was abandoned, officers quickly worked to locate any possible driver for the car and arrested a 53-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman who are both being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving and have now been charged by the crown.

Robert Brown, 53, and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, are charged under joint enterprise of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, West Midlands Police said.

Brown, of Attwood Crescent, Wyken, is also charged with driving while disqualified, no insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence, while Harrison, of Triumph Close,Wyken, faces a common assault allegation.

They will appear at Coventry Magistrates Court, sitting at Leamington Justice Centre, on Saturday morning.

Both boys were rushed to the local hospital with critical injuries, Sadly Casper aged could not be revived and died Emergency teams rushed Corey into surgery and did everything within their power during surgery to save his life. Sadly a short time later he died.

Both boys were with their mother at the time of the collision, but she was not injured.

Family and Friends have now launched a fundraising page to support the parents of Casper and Corey, Donations have already reached £3k.

Investigating Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: “Several witnesses have come forward and I am grateful to everyone who has spoken to us.

“Specialist family liaison officers are with the family, who are understandably distraught, and they are being kept fully updated.

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Police warning after fraudsters launch fake fundraising page for tragic six-year-old Daisy Dymyd

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A Fake fundraising page has been set up in the name of six-year-old Daisy Dymyd who died.

The fraudulent profile is claiming to be raising money for the funeral of Daisy.

Daisy Dymyd was found unresponsive at her home in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire on Monday and was pronounced dead after being airlifted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Nottinghamshire Police have now issued a warning after a user claiming to be Daisy’s uncle launched a fake JustGiving page, raising £140 before it was reported by her family themselves.

A spokeswoman said the family had not been raising money, and said officers were working to get the account removed.

In a tweet posted on Friday, the force urged people not to donate.

Daisy’s family have said she was our “happy little girl”

“Our beautiful daughter was the centre of our world and we can’t believe she’s gone,” they said.

“She will be so missed by everyone that knew her. She was a such a happy little girl who lit up our lives and made the world brighter.”

Police have made no arrests in relation to her death or the Just Giving Page.

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