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Fart lands man in court for mistreating a child

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A man has gone on trial suspected of mistreating a child by farting in his face.

Gary Mckenzie is accused of the disgusting prank that landed him in court, However he admits he once farted in front of the boy’s face accidentally and said it was funny.

His Charge sheet states “At Darlington in the County of Durham, being a person who had attained the age of 16 years, you wilfully ill-treated the child, namely by breaking wind in his face, in a manner likely to cause him unnecessary suffering or injury to health Contrary to section 1(1) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.”

Mckenzie also faces more serious charges after he is alleged to have punched a boy on the arm and sucked his eye while play fighting. He is further accused of holding a pillow over the face of another child which he says was playing.

The court has discussed that when Mckenzie aged 22 approached a boy under the age of 16 and ‘pumped’ in the defendants ‘face’ which has been described in court as “cruel and bullying.”

During a police interview McKenzie denied the incident, saying he had once broken wind while climbing a flight of steps when the boy had been behind him with his face near his backside. ” and said it had been funny at the time.

The boy told police “He pumped. He was right next to me and bending down, he was wearing shorts, his shorts were right next to my face.

“I said ‘why did you do that?’ and he said he did it because he wanted to be nasty,” The child recalled another time when Mckenzie farted in another child’s face saying “He pulled his pants down and pumped right on their face. I knew he had pumped because I heard the noise.”

Mckenzie has denied child cruelty and the trial is set to continue for the rest of the week.

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Tragic Girl aged nine died following North Yorkshire Rock Fall

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A girl aged nine has sadly died after suffering serious head injuries in a rock fall on a beach in North Yorkshire.

Emergency services responded to the horrific incident just after 4.45pm following reports a girl has been hurt.

Despite frantic efforts by emergency service workers she sadly died at the scene.

North Yorkshire Police have confirmed the sad news and have also said they are supporting the family at this difficult time.

Police, Fire, Ambulance, Air Ambulance and the Coastguard all worked together to attempt to save the girls life.

Police Hours thoughts and preys at this difficult time are with this young girls family and friends.

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Help support the family of Three young children who have tragically lost their mum

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Police Hour is looking to help support the family of Kelly Franklin who was murdered in Hartlepool, Having personally known Kelly as a wonderful person we would like to raise some money to help support her children.

It was very tragic and saddening that we reported the murder of Kelly, but to find out within hours this was the Kelly we knew, the Kelly that had a heart of gold and the Kelly that ensured other peoples children never went without, we really had to try and do something to help and support her children.

After Kelly Franklin was murdered she was the mum of three wonderful children who have been left heartbroken.

Police Hour has set up a JustGiving Appeal to help support the three young children following the tragic murder of their mum.

Kelly Franklin who sadly died on Friday 3rd August on Oxford Road in Hartlepool was such a loving, caring, beautiful young mother of three whose life has been tragically cut short.

Kelly was always bursting with life, happiness and joy and you would not bump into her without seeing a beautiful smile on her face. She was loved by so many and always had time for others.

Her three beautiful children were her most treasured things in her life and they are all in complete shock and horror that their mother’s life has been taken away from them and us so suddenly.

It is so difficult to find the words to describe how the family feels at this moment.

If you would like to support the appeal please click here to donate. Thank you for your support.

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Two arrested after Kelly Franklin Murdered in Hartlepool

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Kelly Franklin has been named after being attacked with a knife in Hartlepool.

Kelly was a kind and caring mother of three young children. She sadly died after suffering significant injuries on Oxford Road near to Chaucer Avenue in the town.

Kelly was aged just 29 years old. A 30-year-old who was known to Kelly is currently in Police Custody.

Specially trained officers are supporting Kelly’s family and our thoughts remain with them at this extremely difficult time.

Detectives would like to again appeal for any witnesses to the incident to get in touch with them.

Police believe that Oxford Road would have been busy with vehicles travelling along Oxford Road on Friday evening, and that it is a route often used by buses and taxis.

Any drivers who were in the area of Oxford Road near to Chaucer Avenue at around 9pm on Friday evening, particularly anyone who may have dash cam footage, are asked to call them on 101.

Two people, a 30-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman, remain in custody on suspicion of murder.

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