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Andrew Barton

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  1. Our five top stories from today

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

    Before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

    1. Police Helicopter sex film: Cleared officers to face force inquiry
    2. Stabbed woman found in Bradford
    3. Call for Sheffield to bid again to be Capital of Culture
    4. Batley man jailed for six years for terrorism offences
    5. CCTV of car towing man in wheelchair in Harrogate released

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Injured boy's Huddersfield Town surprise

    A ten-year-old boy who had to have his favourite Huddersfield Town shirt cut off after a car crash has been on the receiving end of an amazing gesture by the firefighters who saved him.

    Mason Faulkne

    Back in February Mason Faulkner (above bottom left) along with his younger brother Elliott were involved in a serious car crash. They managed to crawl out of the back of the car while their mum and a family friend were trapped in the front.

    The boys sustained chest and abdominal injuries, but he told firefighters that he didn't want his new Huddersfield FC shirt damaging, but when he got to hospital nurses has to cut it off to treat him.

    Today West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue gave Mason the suprise of his life when they took him to Town's training ground to have the grand tour and give him a brand new Terriers shirt.

    Quote Message: When we heard that Mason had his Town shirt cut away at hospital we wanted to try and arrange something for the family to look forward to." from Watch Commander Darren Haley West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
    Watch Commander Darren HaleyWest Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M606 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M606 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J2 for Merrydale Road and J3 for A6036 Rooley Avenue.

    M606 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M606 northbound between J2, Merrydale (Euroway Trading Estates) and J3, A6036 (Staygate Roundabout), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  4. Yorkshire stately home statues used to settle tax bill

    Marble statues and urns from a collection at Castle Howard, near Malton, have been acquired for the nation to settle a £5.5m tax bill.

    Castle Howard

    Almost 90 antiquities - some of which were collected by the Fourth Earl of Carlisle, during a tour of Europe in the 18th century - have been allocated to the National Museums Liverpool, but remain on display at Castle Howard.

  5. Police Helicopter sex film: Cleared officers to face force inquiry

    South Yorkshire Police say they will carry out internal misconduct proceedings relating to four police officers who were cleared in court of filming people naked or having sex in the open from the force helicopter.

    South Yorkshire Police officers Matthew Lucas, 42 (top left) and Lee Walls, 47 (top right), and pilots Matthew Loosemore, 45 (bottom left) and Malcolm Reeves, 64 (bottom right), were charged after another officer shot the footage.

    They were acquitted following a three week trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

    Adrian Pogmore, 50, who filmed the scenes admitted misconduct in a public office will be sentenced on Tuesday.

    He has already been sacked by South Yorkshire Police.

    Police officers

    South Yorkshire Police have just released this statement:

    Quote Message: We will now continue with misconduct proceedings internally against the other South Yorkshire Police officers. We cannot comment further at this stage, so as not to prejudice any future misconduct hearings.” from South Yorkshire Police
    South Yorkshire Police
  6. Batley man jailed for six years for terrorism offences

    A man from Batley has been jailed for six years for terrorism offences after he told an undercover police officer he wanted to join so-called Islamic State.

    Ghulam Hussain

    Ghulam Hussain, 31, of Track Road pleaded guilty last month to two offences of the preparation of terrorist acts.

    Officers had found that Hussain had bought plane tickets and wanted to join IS and fight in Syria.

    He had fraudulent credit cards and was going to use them to fund his trip.

    Hussain was also charged with providing money and advice to an undercover officer with the intention being to assist another to commit an act of terrorism.

    Quote Message: This case highlights the way extremists reach out to each other and over a relatively short period of time can encourage others to commit offences." from Det Spt Simon Atkinson North East Counter Terrorism Unit
    Det Spt Simon AtkinsonNorth East Counter Terrorism Unit
  7. BreakingPolice helicopter sex filming officer to face sentence

    Peter McNerney

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A police officer who admitted filming people from the force helicopter who were sunbathing naked and having sex will be sentenced next Tuesday.

    Adrian Pogmore, aged 51 from Guilthwaite Crescent in Whiston, Rotherham, admitted misconduct in public office.

    Four other crew members who faced charges told Sheffield Crown Court they weren't aware of what he was doing and were cleared of all charges.

    Pogmore has been sacked by South Yorkshire Police.

  8. Van and garage burned in arson attack

    A van has been set alight in an arson attack yesterday in Denby Dale near Wakefield.

    Gilthwaites Crescent

    Police say that at about 23:30 last night on Gilthwaites Crescent a container of fluid was thrown over a van outside a house which then ignited.

    The fire caused damage to the van and the nearby garage also set alight.

    After starting the fire the suspect then ran off, police said.

    If you can help, call West Yorkshire Police on 101 with any information.

    Quote Message: If the fire had not been controlled as quickly as it was there could have been potentially critical consequences." from Det Insp Mark Atkinson West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Mark AtkinsonWest Yorkshire Police
  9. Fire crews focus on foam in exercise

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have shared this picture on social media of one of their training drills.

    Central station's blue watch have been rehearsing what to do if they need to deploy foam when they arrive at scene of an incident:

    View more on twitter

    I'm sure it's very important but it does look like good fun!

  10. Flame of Hope goes through South Yorkshire

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    The Special Olympics' Flame of Hope is making its way through South Yorkshire ahead of the games taking place in Sheffield next week.

    It arrived in Barnsley at 10:30 this morning and was carried through the town's market just after 11:00.

    Flame of Hope crowds in Barnsley

    This afternoon the flame arrived in Doncaster where special guests, including Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson, greeted the travelling party.

    Special Olympics Flame of Hope in Doncaster

    The flame will arrive in Sheffield on Tuesday morning before making its way through the city to Bramall Lane for the opening ceremony that afternoon.

  11. BreakingPolice pilots and officers cleared of helicopter sex viewing

    Two police officers and two pilots accused of misusing a police helicopter to film naked sunbathers and a couple having sex have been cleared of all charges at Sheffield Crown Court.

  12. Dangerous driver jailed over death of Harrogate woman

    A man has been jailed for more than five years for causing the death of a Harrogate woman.

    Simeon Denny, aged 29, from Checkers Close, Pontefract, pleaded guilty at York Crown Court to causing death by dangerous driving and driving over the prescribed limit for both alcohol and cannabis.


    He was sentenced to five years and nine months imprisonment, for causing the death of 50-year-old Carol Jones, by dangerous driving. He was also banned from the roads for six and a half years.

    Denny drove his BMW 1 series at high speed through a red light at the junction of Otley Road and Cold Bath Road in Harrogate and collided with Ms Jones' vehicle who was travelling to work at Harrogate Police Station.

    Chief Constable Dave Jones said “We all still feel the loss of our friend and colleague Carol, who was a valued member of our policing family. She was a credit to the force."

  13. Sheffield man jailed for historical sex abuse of teenager

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A Sheffield man who subjected a teenager to years of sexual abuse almost two decades ago is beginning a seven year jail sentence for his crimes.

    Stephen Martin, aged 64, of Holgate Avenue in Parson Cross, groomed his 14-year-old victim by giving him sweets and presents before going on to abuse him.

    Stephen Martin

    Martin was found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity at Sheffield Crown Court.

    Quote Message: This demonstrates to anyone who may have been a victim of sexual abuse that it’s never too late to come forward." from Det Con Lee Atkins South Yorkshire Police
    Det Con Lee AtkinsSouth Yorkshire Police
  14. Yorkshire in the sunshine

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    It appears the whole of the White Rose county is basking in sunshine this afternoon, which has led to some beautiful pictures being sent in from BBC Weather Watchers.

    Look at this scene in West Yorkshire:

    Waterfall in Wetherby

    The sunflowers in this field in Harlington near Doncaster were also bathed in sunshine this lunchtime:


    And this spot in Skipton looks like the perfect area to sit and relax on a summer's afternoon:

    Skipton canal

    If this has inspired you to take some pictures from where you live then you can sign up to be a BBC Weather Watcher in moments and you never know, your photos could be used as part of the forecasts on BBC Look North.

  15. CCTV of car towing man in wheelchair in Harrogate released

    CCTV footage of a man in a wheelchair being towed by a car has been released by police.

    William MacPherson, 28, was captured holding on to the back of the Hyundai Coupe, which was driven by 20-year-old Michael Ward, while being dragged along a number of streets in Harrogate in January.

    The pair were both sentenced at Harrogate Magistrates Court last month.

    North Yorkshire Police said the pair had "acted selfishly and dangerously" with no regard for road safety.

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    Video caption: A car driver is caught on CCTV towing a man in a wheelchair along Harrogate's streets.
  16. Stabbed woman found in Bradford

    A woman is in a critical but stable condition after being found with stab wounds in Bradford last night.

    Idle Road

    Police went to a house on Idle Road, Swain House at about 23:20 after a call about a disturbance.

    When officers arrived they found a woman in her twenties with stab wounds. She's being treated in hospital and is in a critical but stable condition.

    A 32-year-old man from Bradford has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody.

  17. Appeal by Sheffield mum after hit-and-run

    A Sheffield mother has made an emotional appeal for witnesses after her little girl was left traumatised after a hit and run crash in the city.

    Queen Mary Road

    The six-year-old was hit by a moped which was being ridden on the pavement on Queen Mary Road , Woothorpe.

    The girl's mother said "As a mother, you never want anything to happen to your child and I’m incredibly grateful that this wasn’t a more serious incident."

    Her daughter is still affected by what happened and is very nervous when she is out in public even though the incident happened more than a month ago.