News stories from around Britain
CRIME: A driver in a hit and run allegedly shouted “I hope you haven’t dented my car” at his 12-year-old victim before driving off, leaving the boy seriously injured.
The schoolboy was riding his bike when he collided with a silver Toyota Hilux 4X4 at around 5.30pm on Tuesday at the junction of Station Approach and Moor Road in Broadstone, Poole.
Police revealed the driver’s alleged comment while conducting inquiries in the area.
HEALTH:: A father who set up a fund to raise money for his son’s cancer treatment denied stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds and fraudulently using the donations today.
Kevin Wright, 49, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court charged with 11 counts of theft and nine counts of fraud.
Some of the offences relate to other charities and funds. His wife Jacqueline Wright, 42, is accused of converting criminal property but was not asked for a plea.
DARLINGTON: Fire crews were called to a blaze at a garage on an industrial estate today after reports of an explosion.
Queries were raised on social media websites after nearby residents heard a loud bang on the Cleveland Industrial Estate on the Forge Way, Darlington, at around 1pm.
A Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: “We currently have four fire appliances and one aerial ladder platform in attendance.”
DEATH: An investigation has been launched after a man’s body was pulled from a harbour in North Devon this morning.
The alarm was raised today at around 9.30am after the occupants of a pleasure boat passing through north Devon spotted a body floating in the water near Ilfracombe harbour.
Swansea coastguard was called and the body was retrieved.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman confirmed it was a man’s body, but said that identification had not yet taken place.
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