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Appeal for information after man dies from head injuries in Skipton

Police are appealing for information after a Threshfeld man has died from head injuries following an incident in Skipton.

North Yorkshire Police were called at 6.45pm on the night of Thursday 9 January 2014 after the man was found with serious head injuries at the bottom of some steps which lead to Gas Street.

The man, who is aged 68, was taken to Airedale Hospital where he sadly died later in the evening.

At this stage his death remains unexplained and police have cordoned off the area to allow a full examination of the scene. An investigation is underway to establish how the man came to sustain his head injuries.

Officers have established that the man travelled on the number 72 bus from Threshfeld to Skipton where he got off the bus at around 6.25pm at the main bus station. He then crossed the foot bridge which leads to Gas Street. He was found with head injuries at the bottom of the steps in Gas Street car park.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them.

Detective Sergeant Alan Browne of Skipton CID, said: “At the moment the man’s death remains unexplained and to assist our enquiries we are looking for anyone who saw the man prior to the incident including bus passengers on the no 72 bus and anyone who saw him walking from the bus station over the bridge towards Gas Street.

“We would particularly like to speak to a man, who we believe was jogging in the area and stopped at the scene to help. If you are the person who stopped we urge you to contact the police as soon as possible.”

The deceased is described as white, 5ft 7in tall with grey hair which was balding on top and wore spectacles. He was wearing a blue wax Barbour-style jacket, blue jeans and brown shoes.

Anyone with any information, including bus passengers and the man who stopped at the scene is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Skipton CID.

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Major incident: Hinckley Road Leicester following explosion.

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Police said they are dealing with an ongoing ‘major incident’ after an explosion has ripped through a shop and flat in Leicester.

Members of the public reported hearing a massive explosion.

Leicestershire Fire Service have conformed they were called to a reported explosion and a building collapse.

Leicestershire Police has declared a major incident and have asked people to stay away from the area.

The shop was located behind a busy bus stop and had a flat above it.

It is believed the stop was a Londis store which recently changed it’s name to Western Park Store.

It is not known if anyone was inside the store, flat above or the bus stop outside the shop at the time of the incident.

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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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