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Man jailed after attempting to murder former friend

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A MAN has been jailed for 12 years for trying to murder a former friend in a Peterborough street.

Antonio Conceitao, 33, had been friends with fellow East Timor national Francisco Dos Santos, 32, for several years and they had even worked together as warehouse operatives at a distribution centre.

But a dispute between their families soured their relationship and at about 10.45am on August 15 last year they argued over the phone.

Fifteen minutes later Mr Dos Santos turned up at the home of multiple occupancy where Conceitao lived in Cobden Avenue.
He shouted for Conceitao to come out, which he did, armed with two large kitchen knives.
Mr Dos Santos asked him to drop the knives and fight but he refused and the victim picked up a piece of broken wooden pallet to defend himself.
Conceitao approached and stabbed him twice, in the shoulder and the upper arm, the former puncturing a lung and cutting a vein.
Dos Santos also struck Conceitao in the face with the wood and they parted, Dos Santos bleeding heavily.
Police arrived quickly and Dos Santos was taken to Peterborough City Hospital before being transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in a life-threatening condition.
He has now recovered but still has reduced use of his arm.

Conceitao was arrested but made no comment in police interview.
On Monday (February 16), he was found guilty of attempted murder at Cambridge Crown Court and jailed.
Detective Constable Nina Bartlett, who investigated, said: “We do not fully know what the telephone conversation was about but it caused the victim to confront Conceitao outside his home.
“Conceitao’s response was grossly disproportionate and the violence he used could easily have killed Mr Dos Santos
“It is appalling that such violence was used on a Peterborough street and the sentence handed down reflects the severity of the crime.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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Girl aged 5 sadly dies after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door in Dorest

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Officers investigating an incident where a girl tragically died after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

At around 11.30am today, Wednesday 18 April 2018, HM Coastguard received reports of a child and a woman in distress in the water at Durdle Door in Dorset.

The woman was rescued from the water by a member of the public. A Ministry of Defence military range safety vessel, which was in the area and responded to a Mayday broadcast, recovered the girl from the water.

The five-year-old girl, from Salisbury, was taken by the RNLI Weymouth Lifeboat to Weymouth and transferred by the ambulance service to Dorset County Hospital, where she was sadly pronounced dead.

Detective Inspector Steve May, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the young girl involved at this very difficult time.

“At this time there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident however, with the sudden death of any child we have an obligation to carry out an investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed how the girl came to be in the water and has not already spoken to police to contact us immediately.

“There were also a number of visitors in the area at the time and I am appealing to anyone who may have filmed or photographed the incident to please get in touch as it may assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 18:127. 

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Police name Steven John Willis following targeted murder

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Cleveland Police have this morning named Steven John Willis aged 27 following what is believed to have been a targeted murder.

Steven’s body was found in the road outside of his home in Meadowcroft Road, Normanby.

Locally Steven was also known as Steven Pickering or Picko. There have been floods of tributes on social media.

It is believed Steven was subjected to a violent and targeted attack.

Cleveland Police are currently holding five men in police custody on suspicion of murder.

Police received a 999 reporting a disturbance near Skippers Lane Normanby.

Crime scene investigators are combing the area following the death. Officers responded to the incident just after 10.30pm on April 16th.

It is believed all five men are being held at separate police stations

Local residents have told Police Hour that police have not yet conducted house to house enquires but police remain at the house on the corner of Meadowcroft Road.

The crime scene within the area bas been reduced and now centres around the front garden of Meadowcroft Road and the house in which Steven lived within.

The area in which the incident happened is a very quiet area.

Cleveland Police progressed the investigation very quickly initially announcing three arrests had been made all men aged 20, 22 and 31 all being held on suspicion or murder.

Later it was announced a fourth arrest had been made of a man aged 21.

A fifth arrest of another 21-year-old man was then made late on Tuesday evening.

All five men currently remain in police custody for questioning.

Cleveland Police have not released details surrounding the incident that unfolded however two people aged 17 and 44 are being treated at James Cook Hospital they are in a non-life threatening stable condition.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Cleveland Police on 101.

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