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Chris Marriott: More than £30k raised for family of Good Samaritan who died while helping stranger | UK News

More than £30,000 has been raised for the family of a Good Samaritan who died after being hit by a car while trying to help a stranger.

Father-of-two Chris Marriott, 46, died on Wednesday after he went to the aid of a woman who was unconscious in the street during a disturbance in the Burngreave area of Sheffield.

As he tended to the woman, a car hit the crowd, leaving several people injured.

Christian Marriott.
Chris Marriott died on Wednesday

Now a GoFundMe appeal to financially support Mr Marriott’s family has raised £31,610 as of 6.30pm on Sunday.

In a message posted on the fundraising page, his family said they were “overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support being shown for Chris, and appreciate every comment and donation”.

“Chris would be amazed (and no doubt embarrassed) at the attention his actions have generated, but would also loved to have seen how friends, neighbours and complete strangers have come together to show support for his family and help financially. Thank you so much.”

Mr Marriott, who has been described as a Good Samaritan by police, worked for a debt counselling charity and was a leading member of his church, helping set up and run a food bank in Sheffield.

The organisers of the fundraiser said Mr Marriott was “a man who loved people”.

“His kindness, work ethic, generosity and willingness to walk people through the intricacies of setting up IT were part and parcel of what made him who he was and therefore much loved and irreplaceable.

“He died whilst administering first aid to a stranger putting their needs before his own safety.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and their two boys at this so so difficult time and we would like to remove any financial concerns they may have.”

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Hassan Jhangur, 23, of Whiteways Road, Sheffield, appeared in court on Saturday morning charged with murder and five counts of attempted murder.

He was remanded in custody during the brief appearance and will appear again at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday.

Luton captain Tom Lockyer thanks ‘heroes’ who saved his life in first statement since cardiac arrest | UK News

Luton Town captain Tom Lockyer says he is doing “very well” and “feeling very much myself” after he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch earlier this month.

In his first statement since the incident, the 29-year-old footballer thanked “the players, staff, doctors and paramedics” for their “heroic actions”.

“I feel thankful that this happened to me surrounded by these heroes. They saved my life. I will never forget what you did for me,” he said.

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Tom Lockyer speaks about heart condition

Lockyer collapsed during Luton’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on 16 December, with the game abandoned shortly after half time at 1-1.

He was stretchered off surrounded by the medical team to a standing ovation from the crowd and given further treatment at the ground, before being taken to hospital.

In his statement, he said: “I have been overwhelmed by the support that I have received and thank you all for your messages, letters, gifts and well wishes.

“Seeing the banners at the ground and hearing my name being sung really did mean a lot to me and my family.”

The footballer praised his teammates, saying he feels “full of pride watching the boys carry on the battle without me”.

“The fighting spirit I’ve seen in the last three games has given me a much needed lift,” he said.

“I will be doing whatever I can in whichever ways are possible to help the Gaffer and the Club. In what capacity that is remains to be decided as I’m due to meet with specialists in the new year.”

Tom Lockyer has collapsed on the football pitch for the second time this year after suffering from a cardiac arrest.

Luton Town’s captain was discharged from hospital just before Christmas after he had a “successful procedure” to fit an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) device.

Lockyer also urged his followers to learn CPR, saying it “literally saves lives, like mine”, before again thanking fans for their support.

“I have been overwhelmed by the support that I have received and thank you all for your messages, letters, gifts and well wishes,” he added.

“Seeing the banners at the ground and hearing my name being sung really did mean a lot to me and my family.

“Finally I would like to thank Bournemouth, Gary Sweet, Rob Edwards and Luton Town for the support they’ve given my family during this time.”

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Luton are currently 18th in the Premier League, just one point behind Everton but still in the relegation spots.

The incident in Bournemouth marked the second time the Welsh international collapsed during a game in 2023: Lockyer was stretchered off the pitch after falling to the ground 12 minutes into Luton’s play-off final against Coventry City in May.

Speaking to Sky Sports in June, Lockyer confirmed he had an atrial flutter, a type of heart arrythmia which he said was “probably the least severe heart condition you could have”.

He underwent corrective surgery shortly after the collapse, and was “given the all-clear” to play in the Premier League.

Speaking at a press conference, Luton manager Rob Edwards gave a light-hearted updated about his captain, saying Lockyer is “bored already”.

“I speak to him every day. He is progressing. He seems bored already, but in generally good spirits, which is really good,” he told a press conference on Friday.

“He was taking the mick out of my Christmas trainers against (Sheffield United), so yeah he is doing well.”

Edwards also told TNT Sports on Friday: “The lads probably saw me crying like three times in a week – I don’t think there’s anything wrong with showing vulnerability and emotion.

“The players saw that we all care for each other, we always stress that when we sign a new player. I always say you’ll get respect, honesty and time.”

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Weather warning issued for parts of UK – Eurostar warns of more delays as trains resume | UK News

Eurostar trains are set to resume this morning after “unprecedented” flooding in a tunnel brought travel chaos for thousands of people – as a severe weather warning was issued for large parts of the UK on New Year’s Eve.

Eurostar said all services would run to Paris, Brussels, London and Amsterdam on Sunday – but warned there could still be delays and packed stations.

Southeastern and Thameslink rail are also predicting serious disruption.

With New Year’s Eve celebrations hours away, the Met Office warned severe gales and heavy showers may lead to disruption.

A yellow weather warning for wind is in force from 10am until around midnight tonight.

The warning covers the south and southwest of Wales, much of the south of England, including the Isle of Wight, and the South West.

People have been told to expect gales and severe gales, with heavy showers potentially leading to disruption to road, rail, air and ferry journeys.

Bus and train journeys may also be affected and short term losses of power are possible in some areas.

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The yellow weather warning covers parts of the south of the UK
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In London and the south, winds are expected to strengthen, while scattered, blustery showers are expected to develop throughout the day, possibly thundery along southern coasts.

Some brighter spells are possible between showers.

Eurostar problem ‘under control’

Travellers were stranded yesterday when all Eurostar trains to and from London St Pancras were cancelled.

Many were forced to frantically arrange a last-minute flight, ferry or road journey – with some people’s holiday plans ruined.

A man in St Pancras was seen holding an iPad reading “taxi to Paris”, while images showed the track near Ebbsfleet in Kent being deluged by a burst pipe.

Thames Water said it believed it was caused by a “fire control system and not a Thames Water pipe”.

However a spokesman for HS1, which operates the track, said: “The source of the flooding will be the subject of an investigation, but at this stage we have no evidence to suggest that the fire control system was related to the issue in any way.”

Eurostar said trains would soon resume after the problem was “brought under control”, adding that it was “sorry for the inconvenience”.

“At least one tunnel can now be used”, it announced, while still warning “some speed restrictions” in the morning could cause more delays and “very busy” stations.

All Eurostar trains have been cancelled
Eurostar trains have been cancelled
Passengers were left stranded at a packed St Pancras station in London

Southeastern rail services were also disrupted by the flooding – and the company said problems were likely to linger on Sunday with a reduced service between St Pancras and Ashford.

“Whilst service recovers, trains running between these stations may still be cancelled, delayed or revised to terminate at Ebbsfleet International,” it said.

Thameslink is also predicting “major disruption” until the early hours of 1 January – due to a “shortage of train crew”.

Services between Bedford and London, Brighton and London, and Three Bridges and London are expected to be worst hit.

There will also be no overnight services on the network for people heading back from New Year celebrations.

A spokesperson for HS1 also confirmed the Eurostar line “will be operational in the morning”.

“We understand how frustrating this has been for passengers and apologise for the inconvenience caused at such an important time of the year,” the firm added.

The Met Office said bad weather was unlikely to have been the cause of the tunnel flood as there hadn’t been any heavy rain in the area at the time.

People stand on a platform at the Eurostar terminal at Gare du Nord train station, as an unexpected strike by French workers at Eurotunnel, the undersea link between Britain and continental Europe, interrupted cross-Channel rail traffic, threatening the Christmas holiday plans of many travelers, in Paris, France, December 21, 2023. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier
The first Eurostar to Paris is set to leave London at 8.01am on Sunday

A tunnel flooded near Ebbsfleet
The flood happened in the tunnel near Ebbsfleet in Kent

One of many travellers whose plans were ruined by the cancelled Eurostar trains was Matthew Hulls, 40, from Colchester.

He said he was “devastated” and had to return home after a surprise trip to Cologne for his partner was scuppered.

“My partner and I are big ice hockey fans of the local team and I’d purchased VIP tickets as a surprise for her, so (I’m) pretty devastated,” said Mr Hulls.

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It’s the second time this month that people have been left stranded due to Eurostar problems.

All services were temporarily suspended in the days before Christmas after an unexpected strike by French staff unhappy about their end-of-year bonus.

XL bully dogs must be muzzled and on a lead in public as new rules come in | UK News

XL bully dogs must be kept on a lead and muzzled when out in public – as new rules take effect from today.

Selling, breeding, abandoning or giving them away is also now illegal.

People have until 31 January to apply for an exemption certificate to keep their dog – and must have it neutered, microchipped and insured.

Owners in England and Wales who don’t get an exemption by then will have to euthanise their dog or face a possible criminal record and fine.

Thousands of people already been granted an exemption, the government told Sky News earlier this month.

The new rules come after a series of attacks in which people have died or been injured by the dogs.

In September, the prime minister declared XL bullies a “danger to communities” after a man died in a suspected attack in Staffordshire.

However, rescue centres recently warned at least 246 dogs faced being put down if they couldn’t be rehomed by the end of 2023.

Despite being able to apply for an exemption, the dog would have to live its life in a kennel, which charities say they would never choose for welfare reasons.

Samantha Gaines, from the RSPCA, said some owners might not be ready for the new rules as they had been brought in quickly.

“There is some fear that people for whatever reason may have left it a bit late and about what that means,” she said.

Ms Gaines also said it was important to use existing laws to tackle “root causes” of aggressive dogs, such as those who exploit and irresponsibly breed them.

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XL bullies were added to the Dangerous Dogs Act on 31 October, giving owners two months to prepare for the restrictions.

Environment Secretary Steve Barclay said the government had taken “quick and decisive action to protect the public”.

He said his department would “continue to work closely with the police, canine and veterinary experts, and animal welfare groups” as the restrictions come in.

Croydon: Third man dies after house fire in south London | UK News

A third man has died and another remains in a critical condition following a house fire in Croydon.

Firefighters and other emergency services were called to an address in Sanderstead Road, south London, just before 11pm on Friday night.

Two men – one of whom is thought to be in his 40s – were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say a third man, believed to be aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital, where he died on Saturday afternoon.

All three men are thought to be Polish nationals, according to police.

Two Dead and two fighting for their lives after South Croydon Blaze Pic: UKNIP Bought by Johanna Howitt

Two Dead and two fighting for their lives after South Croydon Blaze Pic: UKNIP Bought by Johanna Howitt

“Officers are working to confirm the identity of the three men and inform their family,” a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Police say two other men, also believed to be Polish nationals, self-presented at hospital following the fire.

One of the men, aged in his 30s, remains in a life-threatening condition, while the other has been discharged from hospital.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) and the Metropolitan Police.

The fire broke out in a two-storey terraced house with its windows boarded up.

At least four fire engines fought the blaze last night, with crime scene tents later erected around the property.

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Chief Inspector Imran Asghar, of the force’s south area basic command unit (BCU), said: “This is an extremely sad incident, which has led to the deaths of three men, while a fourth man remains in hospital in a critical condition.

“My colleagues have made significant progress towards confirming the identities of the men and providing support to their families.

“This process is ongoing. At this stage, I understand that the three men who have died were Polish nationals, as are the other two men who attended hospital.

“Enquiries by specialist police and fire investigators are under way to establish the cause of the fire.”

Pep Guardiola warns stars ‘you have to be careful’ on social media after burglary at Jack Grealish mansion | UK News

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said footballers should not post too much on social media after a burglary at Jack Grealish’s home.

Thieves raided the 28-year-old England star’s Cheshire mansion as he was in action for the Premier League title holders at Everton’s Goodison Park in Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Members of Grealish‘s family and his fiancee Sasha Attwood were at the property at the time when they heard a disturbance and raised the alarm, The Sun reported.

Nobody was harmed but £1m worth of jewellery and watches was reportedly stolen.

It is the latest in a string of raids on the homes of wealthy footballers, including former Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo, who was attacked during a burglary at his home in December 2021.

Manchester City's Jack Grealish during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park stadium in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Jack Grealish’s home was raided on Wednesday

Chelsea star Raheem Sterling, former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and ex-Manchester United players Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria, have also been targeted.

Guardiola said: “They have security but unfortunately it’s happened. It’s happened many times.

“United players as well. I don’t know much about London but it’s happened (there), and not just in the UK – I know in Catalonia, where my family lives, many things happen.

“Today you have to be careful, definitely. Not much on social media – the less they know what you are doing the better. People are waiting (to see) where you are, what you are doing.

“Unfortunately it’s happened with Joao, which was so scary because the family was attacked.

“Jewellery, money, whatever – it’s tough – and the family being there is difficult to process. It’s tough for Jack, as it was with Joao before.”

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Guardiola said Grealish didn’t train on Thursday ahead of his side’s home game against Sheffield United on Saturday, adding: “He was with the family.”

Grealish helped City to a 3-1 win before he was informed of the raid on his home on Wednesday.

Police said officers, supported by dogs and a helicopter, searched the area around the property near Knutsford but there was no trace of the suspects.

Liz Truss resignation honours revealed as Kwasi Kwarteng and cabinet miss out | Politics News

Kwasi Kwarteng, Therese Coffey and the rest of Liz Truss’s cabinet have missed out on getting gongs or places in the House of Lords as part of her resignation honours list.

There has been sizeable speculation about who the UK’s shortest-serving prime minister would choose to elevate to the upper house or make a knight or dame.

But none of her top ministerial team, nor those who were credited with her tenure’s disastrous mini-budget, are included on the list agreed with Downing Street.

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But she has conferred honours on eight people – including political allies and former advisers – and elevated three people to the House of Lords.

These include Matthew Elliot, the political strategist and former chief executive of Vote Leave being added to the upper house, as well as former Vote Leave chair Jon Moynihan and Ms Truss’s former deputy chief of staff in Number 10 Ruth Porter.

Tory MP Jackie Doyle-Price has been made a dame, while fellow Conservative Alec Shelbrooke has been made a knight.

David Hills, the Conservative association chairman for Ms Truss’s North West Norfolk constituency, has been handed an MBE. Back in 2009 he was rumoured to be heading up the so-called “turnip Taliban” which opposed Ms Truss being selected as a Commons candidate due to her having an affair with a married Tory MP, although he later supported her.

It might take a few days to find out how ‘modest’ list was whittled down

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Rob Powell

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The biggest surprise in Liz Truss’s resignation honours list may well be who is not on it.

There are no names from the former prime minister’s cabinet.

No Kwasi Kwarteng. No Therese Coffey. No Ranil Jayawardena.

Other free-market economists – and inspirations for Liz Truss’s platform for government – are also not there.

All in all, allies of the former prime minister may have a point when they say this is a “relatively modest list” focussed on long-standing colleagues.

That said, there have been reports that one person fell short of the vetting process and others may have declined the gongs.

As ever, it may take a few days before the full picture emerges of how the initial submission was whittled down.

There is a potential row brewing over the timing of the publication of this honours list though.

Number 10 has decided to release it at the same time as the regular New Year gongs and while MPs are out of Westminster on their Christmas break.

Some may smell an attempt by the government to bury the announcement to try and avoid too much public association between Rishi Sunak and his predecessor’s chaotic time in office.

Friends of Liz Truss are somewhat perplexed as to why it has taken until Christmas to put the names out, given they were submitted in March.

Not for the first time this year, the honours of a prime minister from the past could have a political impact on the present.

Ms Truss said of her list: “I am delighted these champions for the conservative causes of freedom, limited government and a proud and sovereign Britain have been suitably honoured.”

Labour’s shadow Cabinet Office minister, Jonathan Ashworth, said: “This list is proof positive of Rishi Sunak’s weakness and a slap in the face to working people who are paying the price of the Tories crashing the economy.

“Honours should be for those committed to public service, not rewards for Tory failure. Rather than apologise for crashing the economy and driving up mortgages rates, costing families thousands, Rishi Sunak has nodded through these tarnished gongs because he is too weak to lead a Tory party completely out of touch with working people.”

The Liberal Democrat’s deputy leader Daisy Cooper said: “This shameless move to reward Liz Truss’s car crash cronies is matched only by Sunak’s weakness in failing to block it.”

A Downing Street source said it was “long-standing convention” for former prime ministers to issue honours lists – and it is also convention that “the incumbent prime minister does not block the political peerage proposals of others”.

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Who will be added to the House of Lords?

• Matthew Elliott

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Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott is most well known as the former chief executive of Vote Leave, the pro-Brexit campaign group.
He also founded the low tax thinktank the Taxpayers’ Alliance.

According to his LinkedIn page, Mr Elliot is currently a non-executive director at the Latis group housing developer, as well as being a senior political adviser at Shore Capita, a senior adviser at the communications consultancy MHP Group, and president of The Jobs Foundation.

• Jon Moynihan

Jon Moynihan speaking during the 2016 British Chambers of Commerce's Annual Conference at the QE2 Conference Centre in London.
Jon Moynihan

Jon Moynihan is a Conservative Party donor who has given hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Tories since 2001, according to the Electoral Commission.

Since 2019, he has given £53,000 to Ms Truss alone.

He has been described as a “businessman and venture capitalist”, having worked as chief executive of the PA Consulting Group.

Mr Moynihan chaired the Vote Leave finance committee, and was also appointed to the board of trustees of the Institute of Economic Affairs.

• Ruth Porter

Ruth Porter, who worked for Liz Truss in Downing Street
Ruth Porter

Ruth Porter was a key aide of Ms Truss.

Ms Porter served as deputy chief of staff in Number 10 during the ill-fated stretch in Downing Street.

She has since returned to the job she held before as a managing director at strategic advisory company FGS Global.

She had previously worked as an adviser to Ms Truss when she was environment secretary, and worked on her leadership campaign.

Who has been made a dame or a knight?

• Shirley Conran

Author Shirley Conran, the former wife of Terence Conran and President of the WorkLife Balance Trust, after receiving an OBE for services to equal opportunities from the Prince of Wales.
Shirley Conran in 2004

Shirley Conran, an author and former journalist, has been made a dame for her work on maths education.

She also donated £5,000 to Ms Truss since 2019, according to Sky News’ Westminster Accounts.

As well as her work in media, Ms Conran founded the Maths Anxiety Trust, which aims to help people who struggle with numbers due to anxiety over the subject.

She has written a free eBook – Money Stuff – which aims to teach girls maths without a teacher.

• Jackie Doyle-Price

Conservative MP Jackie Doyle-Price. Pic: House of Commons
Jackie Doyle-Price. Pic: House of Commons

Jackie Doyle-Price has been the MP for Thurrock, Essex, since 2010.

She was a member of governments under David Cameron and Theresa May, and served as construction minister in the Truss administration.

It was for this work that she was made a dame.

• Alec Shelbrooke

Defence Procurement minister Alec Shelbrooke during a visit to Faslane naval base in Scotland. Picture date: Wednesday October 12, 2022.
Alec Shelbrooke

Alec Shelbrooke has been the Conservative MP for Elmet and Rothwell in West Yorkshire since 2010. Both he and Ms Doyle-Price joined parliament at the same time as Ms Truss.

He has been knighted for “public and political service as minister of state for defence procurement”, the role he held for less than two months under the Truss administration.

Who has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

• Sophie Jarvis

Sophie Jarvis was an adviser to Ms Truss during her time as trade secretary and foreign secretary, and also worked in Downing Street.

• Shabbir Merali

Shabbir Merali was an economic adviser to Ms Truss during her time as a Treasury minister, as well as in her trade and foreign roles and in Downing Street.

Who was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

• Robert Butler

Robert Butler is the MP for Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, and worked as Ms Truss’s parliamentary private secretary in the Foreign Office.

• Suzanne Webb

Suzanne Webb is the MP for Stourbridge in the West Midlands, and worked as parliamentary private secretary for Ms Truss in the Department for International Trade and in Downing Street.

Who has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

• David Hills

David Hills is the Conservative association chairman for Ms Truss’s South West Norfolk constituency.

Who missed out?

Mr Kwarteng had to defend his U-turn during his speech
Kwasi Kwarteng

• Kwasi Kwarteng

Kwasi Kwarteng was chancellor under Liz Truss, and delivered the ill-fated mini-budget which ultimately sunk the pair’s time in Downing Street.

Mr Kwarteng had to U-turn on the pair’s pledge to axe the top band of income tax in the middle of the Conservative Party conference. He later found out he had been sacked as chancellor from a tweet from The Times.

He had been a long-term ally of Ms Truss, having co-authored the Britannia Unchained pamphlet in 2012.

• Mark Littlewood

Mark Littlewood is the director general of the Institute of Economic Affairs, a free market thinktank.

He was a proponent of “Trussonomics”, and backed the former prime minister’s mini-budget which caused economic upheaval and precipitated the collapse of Ms Truss’s administration.

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September: Was Liz Truss to blame?

• Jason Stein

Jason Stein was an adviser to Liz Truss during her time in the House of Commons, and also helped run her campaign to be leader of the Conservative Party.

Mr Stein was suspended during his time working in Downing Street following reports he negatively briefed against former cabinet ministers.

• Ranil Jayawardena

Ranil Jayawardena was a vocal supporter of Liz Truss in the race to replace Boris Johnson, and served as her environment secretary once she became prime minister.

He had previously been a junior minister in the Department for International Trade, and deputy chair of the Conservative Party.

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• Therese Coffey

Therese Coffey was one of Liz Truss’s closest political allies, and even chaired her campaign as she ran to be party leader.

And once in power, Ms Truss made Ms Coffey her deputy prime minister, as well as the secretary of state for health and social care.

• Mark Fullbrook

Mark Fullbrook was Liz Truss’s chief of staff during her time in Downing Street,

Mr Fullbrook was at the centre of controversy during his time in Number 10 after it was revealed he was being paid through a lobbying firm and not as a government employee.

Three men who died after their 4×4 was ‘swept away’ by Yorkshire river are named | UK News

Three men who died after their 4×4 was “swept away” as it tried to cross a river have been named by police.

Scott Thomas Daddy, from Hull, Leslie Forbes, from the East Yorkshire area, and Kenneth Patrick Hibbins, known as Patrick, from York, died on the North York Moors on Thursday.

Tributes from their friends and family were shared by North Yorkshire Police in an update on Friday.

Firefighters eventually pulled the vehicle from the River Esk near Glaisdale.

Passionate Hull FC supporter Scott, 28, was “a loving son, brother, uncle and boyfriend”, the statement said.

“He had a big future ahead of him. He will always be missed by his loving family.”

Leslie, 70, was “a loving husband, father and grandfather, who will be sadly missed by his family and friends”.

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Patrick, 59, “will be sadly missed by all his close friends and work colleagues”.

Another man who attempted to save those inside the 4×4 was pulled to safety from the river and was reported to have been receiving medical treatment.

Hackney stabbing: Public warned not to approach man wanted over death of 49-year-old on Boxing Day | UK News

Police have appealed for the public’s help in finding a suspected knifeman after a fatal stabbing on Boxing Day – but warned people not to approach him.

Jurejs Vankovs, 38, is wanted over the death of Michael Murphy, 49, who was attacked and killed in Hackney, east London, in the early hours of Tuesday.

A row between a group of up to 10 people happened in the run up to the stabbing, according to the Metropolitan Police.

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Detective Chief Inspector Kelly Allen, leading the investigation, said: “We have been working tirelessly to locate Jurejs Vankovs but have yet to find him.

“We are now asking for the public’s help to locate him.

“I would ask people in the Shoreditch and wider Hackney area to keep a lookout for him.

“If you see Vankovs, please do not approach him but call 999 immediately.”

Four people – two men, 49 and 42, and two women, 35 and 44 – have been released without charge after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

Death linked to E.coli outbreak – with dozens of cases reported | UK News

One person has died following a UK outbreak of E.coli, health officials have said.

Since July, 30 cases of Shiga toxin-producing E.coli (Stec) have been confirmed across England and Scotland, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said.

People aged seven to 81 have been infected, and one person from Scotland has now died following infection, the agency added.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced on Christmas Eve a precautionary recall of four products from cheesemaker Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire Cheese because of possible E. coli contamination.

It added a fifth product on 27 December.

The UKHSA said investigations were continuing into any common links between cases, including links to the recalled cheeses.

It said: “One death has been associated with this outbreak.

“Epidemiological and food chain investigations have identified links between some of the identified cases and a number of unpasteurised cheeses produced by a business in England.”