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Fire service ask for your help in stopping rural blazes

Rural communities are being asked to help the fire service following a series of arson attacks in East Riding and North Lincolnshire.

A hay bale fire
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

As wheat crops are harvested and stored, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service says it needs help limiting deliberate fires.

This means farmers are asked to move hay and straw into secure buildings away from livestock and fuel.

It also asks for regular checks of firefighting equipment at farms and making sure rubbish is cleared away to stop the temptation for arsonists.

Man dies following East Yorkshire crash

A man has died following a car crash near Driffield last week.

A police jacket

It happened at about 18:20 last Thursday on the A164 between Hutton Cranswick and Driffield.

The man was a passenger in a Ford Fiesta, which collided with a Ford Ranger.

Initially, he was taken to hospital with minor injuries, but the 68-year-old died in hospital later that evening.

Witnesses to the crash are asked to get in touch with police.