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  1. Methodist minister guilty of indecent assaults
  2. Labour launches manifesto in Bradford
  3. Woman found dead in Leeds identified - more arrests made
  4. Two feared missing after yacht discovered sunk off Scarborough harbour found safe and well
  5. Rise in number of Yorkshire people detained under Mental Health Act
  6. Public meeting held after recycling plant fire
  7. Updates on Tuesday 16 May 2017

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By Andrew Barton

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That's all from Tuesday....

Those are all the updates from Tuesday 16 May.

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Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J33 for A630 Catcliffe and J34 for A631.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J33, A630 (Catcliffe) and J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Gary Ballance

Stephan Shemilt

BBC Sport

Gary Ballance scores 71 to help Yorkshire earn a hard-fought victory over Leicestershire at Headingley.

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Tom Kohler-Cadmore

Worcestershire secure top spot in the One-Day Cup North Group and earn a home semi-final by beating Derbyshire.

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Our five top stories today

That's all from us for today, we'll be back tomorrow from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire. 

Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today: 

  1. Sex assault retired Methodist minister to face jail
  2. Arriva Rail North say strike day planned for 30 May
  3. Dead woman identified by police in Leeds - more arrests made
  4. Labour Party manifesto launch in Bradford
  5. Man left with shattered shin bone after Leeds attack

See you tomorrow.

Man attacked with hammer after being hit by car

A man has been attacked with a hammer after a car hit him in Huddersfield.

Cow Heys

It happened in the early hours of yesterday morning when a 23-year-old man was walking along Cow Heys in Dalton.

He was walking on the footpath when a grey Volkswagen Golf mounted the curb and hit the man. 

The driver then got out of the car and attacked him with a hammer.

The suspects then got back in the car and drove off.

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information about the incident

Assel Al-Essaie

Assel Al-Essaie, 23, was shot in the chest in Daniel Hill near Upperthorpe on 18 February.

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Fancy getting to Manchester at 600mph?

Pods going at 600mph through a transpennine tube - that's the solution to our transport problems, according to a Californian company called 'Hyperloop One'.  


Their representative has been speaking at 'Buy Yorkshire' - the annual business event at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. 

The system uses smaller carriages which travel more frequently than normal trains. 

Working prototypes are already being tested in the US, a public trial is expected soon.

City's promoters float plans for York

There could be up to 50 hot air balloons in the skies above York this autumn.

Hot air balloon
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It's one of a number of plans in the pipeline for the city by Make it York for the next year. 

The organisation, which promotes the city, is also looking at bringing the poppies, which once formed part of a display at the Tower of London to the Minster. 

Seminar in Leeds to tackle ransomware

Some of the biggest names in cyber security will be in Leeds on Friday. 


They'll be attending a seminar about ransomware and giving advice on how avoid it causing problems on your own computer.

Ransomware caused chaos over the weekend all over the world seriously hitting organisations including the NHS.

The seminar is open to anyone to attend and will offer advice to businesses who want to protect themselves. 

Leeds street

A man wearing the "distinctive fancy dress" outfit was present when a 26-year-old was seriously assaulted.

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Community rallies around woman after car rolls in to house

A York woman who jumped back into her car as it rolled towards a house is "lucky to be uninjured" according to police.

North Yorkshire Police

It happened last night in Acomb when her Suzuki Celerio rolled back in to a house in Burnsall Drive.

Luckily no-one was seriously injured and police arranged for the car to be recovered.

People on the street were first on the scene and officers say that they rallied around with coffee and biscuits.

North Yorkshire Police

Your pictures: Mandarins enjoying the rain

It's been a wet but bright day for most of Yorkshire today, perfect weather then for these Mandarin ducks at Damflask reservoir near Sheffield.

Thanks to Ken for the picture.

Mandarin ducks

Burglar caught by DNA left on cigarette

A burglar who raided a Sheffield house and left behind one damning clue has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Nathan Herbert
South Yorkshire Police

Nathan Herbert, aged 41, formerly of Stradbroke Road in Stradbroke broke into a house in Intake in November.

He took a number of items from the house as the residents slept upstairs, but he left behind a the stub of a rollup on the floor.

Forensic officers were able to prove beyond doubt that he had commited the crime. 

He was jailed for four years at Sheffield Crown Court. 

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Town: Team news

BBC Sport

The tension ahead of Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town's Championship play-off semi-final second legtomorrow is already high.

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Town
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Wednesday could have midfielder Sam Hutchinson back and Striker Gary Hooper is likely to miss out again so Steven Fletcher is set to keep his place.

Huddersfield will recall goalkeeper Danny Ward in place of Joel Coleman after he missed Sunday's goalless first leg.

Ward aside, Town boss David Wagner will probably name with the same team.

For stats about the game and text commentary tomorrow night, click here.

Sex assault retired Methodist minister to face jail

A retired Methodist minister has been found guilty of indecently assaulting four boys after he tried to hypnotise them. 

John Price

John Price, aged 82, from Bedale in North Yorkshire abused the boys when he worked in York and Pocklington during the late 1970s and 80s. 

Price was found guilty of all 13 counts of indecent assault on the boys who were aged  between 11 and 17 years old at time. 

He was remanded in custody and was told he will face prison when he is sentenced on 13 June.

Arriva Rail North say strike day planned for 30 May

A further day of strike action is set to affect local rail services at the end of this month.

Arriva Rail North, who run Northern rail services, says there will be a 24-hour walk out on Tuesday, 30 May in its long-running dispute with unions over driver-only operated services.

Northern train

BreakingMethodist minister John Price guilty of hypnotising boys

A former Methodist minister accused of indecently assaulting four boys after hypnotising them has been found guilty of all counts.  

More to follow.

Jeremy Corbyn due in Huddersfield

Labour party supporters are awaiting leader Jeremy Corbyn at Beaumont Park near Huddersfield this afternoon.

West Yorkshire Police have apparently had to move a van that was blocking Mr Corbyn's bus en-route.

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Incident at York station

Virgin Trains East Coast are asking customers to use lifts and the subway at York station as the footbridge has been cordoned off.

We've been in touch to find out some more information and will bring it to you when we have it.

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BreakingBoy arrested after hoax call

North Yorkshire Police say they've arrested a 13-year-old boy from Scarborough after a suspicious call was made to a school.

They say they were called to the Graham School today and yesterday at about 08:40 following calls to the school.


The secondary school was evacuated with headteacher Helen McEvoy saying the safety of pupils was "paramount".

Blades and Owls players picked for England U20 game

Both sides of the steel city will be represented in the England Under 20s side at the Toulon Tournament.

George Hirst
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Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst (pictured) and Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks have both been included in the squad.

England play their first game on 29 May against Angola before facing Cuba and Japan, as they attempt to make the semi-finals.   

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J25 for A644 and J26 for M606.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M62 eastbound between J25, A644 (Brighouse) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Watch: What do Doncaster people want from the general election?

Charlotte Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

We've been out across Yorkshire asking potential voters what they want from the general election.

From Brexit, to the future of the NHS, Doncaster has been telling us what they want on 8 June.

Man left with shattered shin bone after Leeds attack

A 26-year-old man is recovering after he was badly injured after being attacked by a man.

Albion street

The man was attacked at the junction of Albion Street and Boar Lane in Leeds city centre in the early hours of 2 April. 

He was left with a a shattered shin bone, dislocated and cracked knee and torn ligaments. He has alredy had surgery and will need more in the future.  

The attacker was part of a group of about 10 men, one of whom police say was dressed as a penis.

The costume worn by one of the group might be amusing to some, we are hoping that mentioning it will jog someone's memory."

Det Con Gaynor BurtWest Yorkshire Police

Watch: Singing plumber in full flow on general election

We all know elections are a serious issue but plumber, Paul Billington, from Rotherham, who's got a sideline in singing has decided to use his music to take a wry look at some of the runners and riders. 

Here's his anthem for General Election 2017   

Surgeon struck off over botched operations

A surgeon working at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has been struck off for mistakenly removing a woman's fallopian tube and ovary instead of her appendix.

Dr Lawal Baba Haruna was found guilty of misconduct by a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel.

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

The panel considered operations on three patients between September 2013 and August 2015.

They said surgical incidents against all three patients should never have occurred and fell seriously below the standard expected and that "fellow practitioners would find your conduct deplorable".

Dr Haruna has four weeks to lodge an appeal.

RNLI retrieve abandoned boat

A boat found adrift in the sea off Marine Drive in Scarborough has been retrieved by the RNLI rescue boat.

Don't Panic
Andi Blake

The boat called Don't Panic was seen on CCTV leaving Scarborough yesterday evening, it was found runaground and abandoned in the early hours of this morning. 

A sea and air search was carried out with concerns those onboard the boat were in the water. 

The coastguard says one of the crew got in touch with them after hearing the news of their search on BBC Radio York.  

The Coastguard says the two people on board should have called 999 as soon as their boat ran aground.

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J27 for M621 and J28 for A650.

M62 West Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on M62 eastbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J28, A650 (Tingley), because of earlier rolling road block. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Woman raped in Sheffield nightclub

A 29-year-old woman was reportedly raped in a nightclub in Sheffield last week. 

Crystal Bar

Police say they received reports that the woman was attacked at the Crystal Bar on Carver Street in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 7 May.

Officers are now appealing for information.

Scarborough school evacuated after 'incident'

A school in Scarborough has been evacuated this morning.


North Yorkshire County Council say police are on site at Graham School in the town after what's being described as "an incident." was reported.

They say students are being "kept safe" and those sitting a GCSE exam are being sent to Scalby School.

North Yorkshire Police were called to the same school yesterday at about 08.40 following reports of a suspicious call to the school.

It was later established the call was a hoax.

That incident is currently being investigated by police.

York Minster

Sodor and Man is the smallest diocese in the Church of England, overseeing 45 churches and 27 parishes.

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Hopes trade fair will bring £8m to Yorkshire

It's hoped a big trade fair in Leeds will help bring more than £8m into Yorkshire's economy. 

Buy Yorkshire

Big businesses including Lego and Uber are attending the two-day event at the Royal Armouries. 

The organisers have described it as "The North's Biggest Business Event" where buyers, suppliers and investors can mingle and do deals. 

There are more than 4,000 registered delegates and 185 exhibition stands.  

General election 2017: Labour launches manifesto in Bradford

Labour has unveiled pledges costing £48.6bn - to be funded from extra tax revenue - in its election manifesto launch in Bradford.  

Labour manifesto launch
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Leader Jeremy Corbyn said the manifesto - including billions for schools and the NHS and an expansion of free childcare - was a "programme of hope".

Income tax would increase to 45p for people earning over £80,000, and 50p for those on more than £123,000.

It also includes the nationalisation of England's 10 water companies and scrapping university tuition fees.

Watch: Baby alligator loaned to Yorkshire reptile house

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

The Tropical Butterfly House in North Anston has a new attraction - a baby American alligator.

The two-year-old is called Jackson and is named after the US state capital of Mississippi.

He's friendly, honest!

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Warning after bogus charity collectors

Mental health charity Sheffield Mind have issued a warning telling people not to give money to door-to-door collectors supposedly representing them.

They say have had a report of someone calling door-to-door collecting for the charity, but Sheffield Mind say neither them or the national charity collect money that way.

Charity collector

Dead woman identified by police - more arrests made

The identity of a woman whose body was found in woodland in Leeds has been released by police and two more arrests have been made.

Sinead Wooding
West Yorkshire Police

The body of 26-year-old Sinead Wooding, from the Potternewton area, was found by joggers on Sunday morning near to Alwoodley Crags car park.

Two more arrests have been in connection with her death. 

A 20-year-old man, from Leeds, was arrested last night and a 27-year-old woman, from Leeds, was arrested this morning - both on suspicion of murder. 

Five people are now in police custody, three other men, aged 26, 32 and 70, were previously arrested on suspicion of murder.

Sinead's family are completely devastated about her death. We have now arrested five suspects who we are continuing to interview."

Det Ch Insp Stuart SpencerWest Yorkshire Police

The earthquake in Yorkshire you probably didn't notice

Did the earth move for you earlier?

Don't worry if it did, we had a tiny earthquake in Yorkshire at about 04:30 this morning!


The British Geological Survey says that Saxton near Tadcaster in North Yorkshire was the epicentre.

It wasn't very strong though, only 1.9 in magnitude, which is classed as "usually not felt, but can be recorded by seismograph".

There are an estimated 900,000 of these types of tremors each year.