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Watchdog: No police misconduct in death of missing teen

An independent watchdog has found that there was no police misconduct in a missing person investigation which ended in the death of a teenager.

Liam toner
Trinity Mirror

Liam Toner, 19, went missing after a night out in Cleethorpes on December 16 in 2017.

He was dropped off by a taxi driver in Holton-Le-Clay in Lincolnshire, but was found dead the next evening in a ditch between Holton-Le-Clay and his home in Ulceby, around 20 miles away.

The Independent Ofice for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation found that although Liam was reported missing at 08:50 of that day, police didn't begin investigating until after 17:00.

The IOPC has made recommendations for Lincolnshire and Humberside police forces to improve future cross-border missing persons investigations with improved communication.

Sea defence objection withdrawn

An objection from Natural England to a £5.5m sea defence scheme in East Yorkshire has been withdrawn.

Withernsea
Google

The Withernsea scheme was on hold as Natural England felt the proposed rock armour sea defences would cause environmental damage in the Humber estuary.

After discussions involving government officials and intense lobbying Natural England has dropped its objection.

The sea defences would protected homes, a holiday park and local roads from coastal erosion.

Caravan factory death: Worker 'hit by forklift truck'

A worker died when he was hit by a forklift truck at a caravan factory, an inquest has heard.

The Swift factory
BBC

Paul Heath, 64, died at the Swift Caravans site in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, on 17 October 2017.

Paramedic Richard Overton told Hull Coroner's Court Mr Heath was pinned under the vehicle's rear wheels when he arrived at about 10:00.

He died at the scene of "multiple traumatic injuries" and suffered severe head injuries, the hearing heard.

Mr Heath's widow Susan told the inquest jury her husband, of 40 years, was close to retiring when he died.

He had worked as a caravan finisher at Swift for 19 years.

The inquest is expected to last four days.

Flamborough whale 'thought to have died'

There are fears that a humpback whale, which was spotted off the East Yorkshire coast earlier this week, may has died.

A whale
Craig Thomas

Craig Thomas, from the Flamborough Bird Observatory, said he had seen the animal in the sea near Flamborough.

While humpbacks are known to visit the area they're not often seen and are rarely caught on camera.

A whale
Craig Thomas

It's now believed the whale has been washed up further along the east coast.

Inquest starts into factory worker forklift death

An inquest is due to start today into the death of a worker at a caravan factory in East Yorkshire two years ago.

Police at the gate of the caravan
BBC

Paul Heath, 64, died at Swift Caravans in Cottingham in October 2017.

He was fatally injured after an incident involving a forklift truck.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Wednesday morning, most services appear to be running to time.

However:

  • The 09:20 service from Bradford Interchange to Leeds is running about eight minutes late

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

It will be a fine and dry day though there may be a little bit of patchy cloud in places. Temperatures will get up to about 18C.

Overnight it will be clear and cool with temperatures around 7C.

Missing 12-year-old found 'safe and well'

A 12-year-old girl from East Yorkshire who was reported missing overnight has been found "safe and well", Humberside Police say.

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Prison could be run by private company

A private company could run the new Category C prison planned for Full Sutton, according to people objecting against the plans.

The plans for the prison
Ministry of Justice

The news came to light during a meeting last week involving the Ministry of Justice and campaigners.

No final decision has been taken.

Councillors controversially gave the go-ahead to the 1,400 capacity jail last week despite more than 2,800 objections.

Humberside Police objected fearing it would increase violent crime within the jail and raise demands on the force.

The existing HMP Full Sutton facility has a capacity for about 500 male inmates.

The new Category C prison is being built under plans to enable inmates to integrate back into the community ahead of their release.

Knife amnesty bins put in Yorkshire police stations

Knife bins are being put in police stations across our area this week.

Knife bin being emptied
BBC

The bins are part of Operation Sceptre, a week-long national campaign against knife crime.

North Yorkshire Police say they allow people to hand over weapons "safely and anonymously".

Det Supt Fran Naughton said: "Operation Sceptre provides an important opportunity to continue the conversation about knife crime, helping children and young people understand the dangers and potentially fatal consequences of carrying a knife, whilst providing support for them and their families.”

'Serious' crash blocks major East Yorkshire road

A "serious" crash on the A63 is causing a five-mile tailback as emergency services work at the scene.

The crash on the A63
Humberside Fire and Rescue

All three emergency services are attending the crash on the eastbound carriageway, with queues affecting traffic in Brough.

The fire service is asking people to expect delays and be patient.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Tuesday morning, most services appear to be running to time.

However:

  • the 09:05 service from Wakefield Westgate to Sheffield is running about six minutes late
  • the 09:54 service from York to Edinburgh is running about 16 minutes late

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Watch: Tuesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

After a chilly start the rest of the day will be fine and dry with temperatures up to 16C in places.

Overnight it will stay dry and settled.

Have you seen missing 12-year-old?

A 12-year-old girl has gone missing overnight from East Yorkshire, police say.

Tilly Thorpe
Humberside Police

Tilly Thorpe was last seen in the Winestead area, near Partrington, at about 21:00 last night.

She is described as 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with long brown hair.

Police say when last seen she was wearing black leggings and a hoodie.

Humberside Police is urging anyone who sees her to get in touch.

A&E asks people to stay away unless a 'genuine emergency'

Members of the public are being asked to stay away from A&E at Hull Royal Infirmary unless it is a genuine emergency, with the hospital saying it is facing "intense pressure" due to increased demand.

An A&E sign
Getty Images

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust say about 35 people have attended the department every hour since 10:00 this morning, many of whom could have been treated elsewhere.

Teresa Cope from the trust said: “We are seeing scores of people streaming through the doors of our Emergency Care Area, forcing us to move our doctors and nurses from other areas to cope with the demand.

“This increase in demand is not sustainable and we require people to think twice before coming here.

“If you come to Hull Royal with anything other than a genuine emergency, be prepared to wait hours and hours to be seen.”

Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It will be a dry and fine day today with temperatures up to 18C in places.

This evening there will be clear skies and lots of sunshine and it should stay dry overnight.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Monday morning, most services appear to be running to time.

However:

  • The 08:52 service from York to Manchester Airport is running about eight minutes late
  • The 08:54 service from Sheffield to Plymouth is running about eight minutes late
  • the 08:56 from Doncaster to London Kings Cross is running about seven minutes late
  • The 09:02 service from Sheffield to Adwick has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Bridlington beach becomes sand canvas for school pupils

School children in Bridlington have been attempting to help create the UK's longest sand drawing this morning.

A person doing a sand pattern
BBC

It's part of the Land, Sand and Stone Art Festival which aims to celebrate the creative possibilities of nature over the next three days.

Some of the art has already been started with children adding to it later.

The festival will also include Bridlington’s first ever stone stacking championships.

Campaigners consider next step as 'mega prison' approved

People who campaigned against plans to build a "mega prison" in Yorkshire are this morning considering what their next step will be.

Prison plans
Ministry of Justice

Yesterday planners approved the 1,440-inmate jail at Full Sutton in East Yorkshire, despite more than 2,800 objections, including from police.

The jail - where a Category C facility will be built alongside the current maximum security Category A and B wings - is part of government plans for 10,000 new prison places nationally.

Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer says: "It will create and support hundreds of jobs, during construction and afterwards, and will be a major boost to the local economy."

People living nearby say it's wrong place to put it and are disappointed with the decision.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Friday morning, most services appear to be running to time.

However:

  • the 09:03 service from York to Newcastle has been cancelled
  • the 09:35 service fro York to Reading has been cancelled
  • the 09:59 service from Doncaster to Reading had been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Watch: Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

There's going to plenty of sunshine around today with temperatures up to 19C in places.

Overnight it should stay dry with temperatures getting down to about 7C.

Police appeal after buzzard shot in East Yorkshire

A protected bird of prey has been injured after being shot in East Yorkshire.

The x-ray of a shot bird
Humberside Police

The buzzard was found injured on the B1246 between Kilnwick Percy Hill top and Warter village near Pocklington on 16 August.

Humberside Police believe it may have been shot earlier that day.

Vets later removed two shotgun pellets from its body.

The bird has since been nursed back to full health.

The buzzard
Humberside Police

Buzzards and other birds of prey are protected from persecution by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, making it an offence to intentionally kill or injure one.

Offenders face up to six months in jail or an unlimited fine.

'Thousands of drinkers harming own health' - Charity

More than 67,000 people living in East Yorkshire are drinking to the point that it's a risk to their health, according to a local charity.

A woman with a glass of wine
Peter Forest/Getty Images

Hull's Alcohol and Drug Service says not all alcoholics are "dishevelled and disruptive" and it's a problem that's affecting many "middle class" people.

The charity says it wants to change the perceptions of alcoholics to make it easier for people to realise they have a problem.

Planning permission granted for £200m tube train plant

Planning permission has been granted for a £200m train manufacturing site in Yorkshire which could create almost 1,000 jobs.

A planned factory in Goole
Siemens

The 67-acre Siemens facility at Goole, which has been approved by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will be used to build trains for the London Underground.

Siemens was awarded a £1.5bn contract in June to make 94 trains to run on the Piccadilly line from 2023.

tube train
Transport for London

Copter pilot's action avoids drone near-miss 'disaster'

A drone being flown within 3m of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) helicopter almost caused the "most unthinkable disaster", the charity has said.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The helicopter was returning to the YAA base at Nostell Air Support Unit near Wakefield at about 18:50 yesterday when the pilot had to avoid a "direct collision".

The drone was being flown at about 1,300ft, which is more than three times the legal limit for operators, according to the YAA.

Steve Waudby, YAA chief pilot, said: “We cannot stress enough the seriousness of what happened last night. The consequences don’t bear thinking about if a direct strike had occurred.

"Whether the operator is aware or not, they have put the lives of our crew in extreme danger."

YAA staff had spent most of yesterday working with the Civil Aviation Authority creating a drone awareness film, the charity added.

'Super prison' plans expected to get go-ahead

A new "super prison" for East Yorkshire is expected to be given the go-ahead later despite more than 2,500 people objecting to the plan.

The super prison
Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice wants to build a new £91m Category C jail capable of housing more than 1,400 male prisoners on land adjacent to the existing high-security prison in Full Sutton.

Many people living nearby say they're concerned about an increase in traffic.

Category C prisons are training and resettlement prisons, which allow inmates the opportunity to integrate back into the community on release.

The plans are due to go before East Riding of Yorkshire Council's planing committee this afternoon.

Woman dies after car and van collide in East Yorkshire

A woman has died in hospital after a head-on crash involving a car and a van in East Yorkshire yesterday morning.

B1248
Google

A silver Renault Clio and a Ford Transit van collided at about 07:30 on the B1248 Station Road between Lund and Bainton.

The woman, who was a passenger in the Clio, was taken to hospital but later died from her injuries.

The driver of the Clio, also a woman, suffered serious injuries, though they are not thought to be life-threatening.

Four men who were travelling in the van were not injured.

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to get in touch with Humberside Police.

Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

There should be some decent sunny spells today for most of us though there may be a few showers on higher ground.

Temperatures could get up to about 23C in places:

Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's a very mild start to the day with a few outbreaks of rain in places.

This afternoon there could be one or two isolated showers but for most of us it'll be dry with temperatures up to 21C.

Free bus from Sheffield to Bridlington to boost tourism

Holidaymakers are being offered free bus travel to an East Yorkshire seaside resort in a bid to boost tourism outside of summer.

Bridlington
Getty Images

The bus will ferry 48 people more than 80 miles from Sheffield to Bridlington for a weekend in October.

The idea has come from businesses in Bridlington which are keen to promote the town out of season.

If successful, it is hoped the "Brid Bus" will be available from other cities and towns.

Kerry Carruthers, chief executive of Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District, said Sheffield was chosen to trial the project after research showed many people in the city wanted to visit the resort.

Energy systems worked 'in line with design' during outage

A technical report into last month's major power cut - which was partly due to a failure at the Hornsea offshore wind farm - says energy network protection systems worked "in line with their design".

Power lines
PA Media

However, National Grid says security standards should be reviewed to determine if higher levels of resilience would be appropriate.

Lightning strikes caused Hornsea and Bedfordshire's Little Barford gas power station to experience independent outages.

The scale of the loss meant that the level of back-up power required under regulations wasn't enough to cover things.

Military personnel in field gun pull fundraiser

Members of the armed services have joined together to take part in a charity trek that will arrive in East Yorkshire later.

Servicemen and women with the gun
Military vs Cancer

Servicemen from the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Army have joined forces to pull a half-ton field gun 330 miles from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire to the Clyde naval base in Scotland.

It's being done to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

They are due in Drax, near Goole, this evening and will set off on Wednesday morning for Bramham.

Watch: Tuesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

It will be a fairly pleasant day today with highs of about 19C.

However, overnight the cloud will thicken and rain will move in from the west.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Tuesday morning, most services appear to be running to time.

However;

  • The 08:20 service from Bradford Interchange to Leeds is running about 28 minutes late
  • The 08:21 service from Leeds to Scarborough is running about 25 minutes late
  • The 08:31 service from Bradford Forster Square to Leeds has been cancelled
  • The 08:47 service from York to Burley Park has been cancelled
  • The 08:47 service from York to Scarborough is running about 22 minutes late

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

M62 fatal crash victim named

A woman who died in a crash on the M62 last week has been named as 51-year-old Karen McDonagh from East Yorkshire.

Karen McDonagh
West Yorkshire Police

It follows a crash between a lorry, a vehicle transporter and two cars at about 10:40 on Thursday on the eastbound carriageway of the motorway near Huddersfield.

Ms McDonagh, from Goole, was a driver of one of the cars.

A 47-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, has been released under investigation.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dash camera footage to come forward.

Missing teenager found 'safe and well'

A 17-year-old boy who was reported missing from Hull overnight has been found "safe and well", say Humberside Police.

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Man dies after East Yorkshire crash

A motorcyclist has died in hospital more than a week after a crash on an East Yorkshire road.

A police officer's jacket
BBC

It's reported that the male rider crashed with a silver car on the A1034 Market Weighton Road on Sunday 1 September.

The 44-year-old man has since died in hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the initial crash.

Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's a mild and cloudy start to the day with some outbreaks of rain.

That rain will be heavy in places to begin with but should fade through the afternoon.

Temperatures of about 13C to 15C:

Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

BBC Weather

This morning will be cloudy, cool and damp with rain and drizzle at times.

The rain will ease in the afternoon, but it will stay cloudy and cool.

Through this evening and tonight it will become largely dry with cloud breaking to give a few clearer intervals:

Weather graphic
BBC

Dash camera appeal after woman dies in M62 crash

Police investigating yesterday's fatal crash on the M62 have issued an appeal for dashcam footage of the incident.

The crash scene
Gaz Taylor

A 51-year-old woman, from Goole, died when the VW Passat she was driving collided with a lorry, a car transporter and another car.

It happened at about 10:45 on the M62 eastbound near junction 23 and resulted in the carriageway being closed for about eight hours.

West Yorkshire Police said a 47-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released under investigation.

Anybody with dashcam footage of the crash is asked to get in touch with the force.

Birdwatching bonanza gets under way in East Yorkshire

One of the biggest birdwatching events in Europe starts in East Yorkshire today.

A song thrush being tagged
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The annual Spurn Migration Festival sees birds being caught in nets so they can be identified, weighed and catalogued before being released again.

At least 300 people are expected to attend the event.