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North Yorkshire Police deals with over 200 weather call outs

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North Yorkshire police have been kept busy with a number of calls asking for weather related incidents across the county.

Below are weather related calls to North Yorkshire Police from 5pm on 12 February until 8am 13 February 2014.

Between 6.30pm and 7.30pm there were 176 enquirer calls and 60 999 calls to the Force Control Room, the majority of which were related to the severe weather. Most incidents were regarding fallen trees blocking roads, telegraph poles coming down or slates blown off roofs.

The most serious incident was a gable end of a house collapsing in Roman Close in Tadcaster.

Fairburn near Knottingley – tree in road
Roof blown off Bath Store in Acomb York
Chimney pot off roof in Ripon
Phone line down on Main Street, Irton near Scarborough
Tree and cables down on Lendales lane, Pickering
Flooding at the bottom on Hutton Bank in Hutton Rudby
Power lines down on A19 near Burn, Selby
Tree down at Farnley
Tree down on A64 eastbound near Crambeck
Tree down Princess Royal Way, Pannal, Harrogate
Telegraph pole down at Whitwell
Tree down junction of Boroughbridge road and Beckfield Lane York
Tree down Leeds Road, Harrogate
Tree down, Ulleskelf, Tadcaster
Large branch in road, Oxton Lane Tadcaster
Motorist in car hit by large bin – no injuries
Colton Lane Tadcaster, branch in lane
Tree down A170, Kirkbymoorside
Tree down, Appleton Road, Bishopthorpe, York
Several calls about tree down Sutton on Forest, York
Tree down, Wetherby Road, Tadcaster
Tree down on road between Tadcaster and Newton Kyme
Tree down on A19 near Chapel Haddelsey
Tree down Stillingfleet Road, Escrick, York
Several calls received about tree down on Elvington Lane, Elvington
Tree down on Slingsby Bank
Two cars hit tree in road near Twin Lock Garden Centre, Gargrave, Skipton
Steel panels in road on Church Street, Kirkbymoorside
Tree down, Holtby, York
Tree down, Askham Richard
Tree down, Shipton Road, York
Tree down A19, Riccall
Tree down Barton le Willows
Tree down at junction of Coneysthorpe and Terrington Road
Tree down at St Peters School, York
Tree down, Haxby Road, York
Tree down Garrowby Road, Bishop Wilton, York
Power cables down, Acomb Grange, York
Tree down Mill Hill Escrick, York
Debris in road, Wigginton Road, York
Tree down Harome, near Helmsley
Tree down Stamford Bridge to Sand Hutton Road
Tree down North Lane, Huntington
Tree down on road between Nestle and New Earswick, York
Tree down between Swinton Grange and Coneysthorpe
Tree down on Lucas Avenue, York
Tree down on road between Buttercrambe and Norton
Tree down , Kirkby Hill Boroughbridge
Glass on road Bridge Street, Boroughbridge
Tree down Towthorpe Road, York
Tree down A64 Sand Hutton
Tree down Murton Lane York
Plastic board on Leeman Road
Tree down on road between Husthwaite and Easingwold
Cable down Escrick Street, York
Tree down on footpath near Scarborough Bridge, York
Tree down Rylestone near Skipton
Telegraph pole down Carleston Lance, Carleton near Skipton
Tree down Peaseland Lane, near Dalby Forest
Large branch in road, Constable Burton
Tree down, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe
Tree down Wetherby Road, Harrogate
Tree down, A65 near Ingleton
Tree down on road between Huby and Rigton near Harrogate
Debris in road, Spofforth
Tree down, Little Langton, Northallerton
Large number of trees down on the Ingleton to Bentham Road near caravan park
Tree down Buttercrambe Road, Stamford Bridge
Tree down Station Road, Topcliffe
Tree down Studley close, Northallerton
Treed down Scorton to Moulton Road near Richmond
Tree down Wennington to Bentham road
Tree down Topcliffe to Busby Stoop road
Tree & cable down between Hilton and Seamer
Tree down at Reeth, Richmond
Tree overhanging road, Skeeby to Scotch Corner
Tree down South Moor Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk
Tree down North Street, Scarborough
Tree down Husthwaite to Easingwold Road
Tree down on A65, Austwick near Falconry Centre
Tree down junction of Scriven Road and Park Road, Knaresborough
Tree down Low Street, Little Fencote, Northallerton
Tree down Clarence Avenue, Filey
Tree down Filey Road, Scarborough
Tree down Scalby Road, Scarborough
Tree down Masham Road, Bedale
Tree down Coxwold to Little Thirkelby road near Thirsk
Tree down Church Lane, Broughton, Skipton
Tree down East Common Lane, Barlow, Selby
Tree down White Cross, Arkendale, Staveley
Tree down, Bagdale, Whitby
Tree down Clogger Lane, Elsack, Skipton
Tree down Cracoe, Skipton
Tree down Thornborough, Bedale
Phone lines down in West Tanfield
Tree down Seamer to Thornton Road near Middlesbrough
Tiles blown off building in Falsgrave Road, Scarborough
Slates blown off roof of Forrester’s Arms in Goole
Tiles blown off roof of Angel Hotel in Whitby
Roof lifting on Imperial Garage in Filey
Tree down Bedale Avenue, York

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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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