29/04/2010

Other UK News In Brief

Prison Officer Hospitalised

West Yorkshire Police are probing an attack on a prison officer. It happened at 5.30pm on Tuesday and left the officer seriously injured after the attack by an inmate at Leeds prison. The 49-year-old guard at the jail in Armley was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where he is in a stable condition after being treated for a head injury. Police said two men, aged 39 and 25, had been arrested in connection with the attack and were in police custody.

Smash Halts M6

The northbound M6 in Staffordshire was closed earlier this morning after a crash between a lorry and a car that injured four people. Commuters were hit by delays of up to an hour after junctions 15 to 16 near Newcastle and Stoke were shut following the accident at 5am. Three men and a woman from Kent who were all in the car were taken to University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Two of the men had head injuries. The lorry driver was unhurt.

Co Antrim Murder Appeal

The police in Northern Ireland have made a direct appeal to the murderer of former nurse, Pauline Haveron who was strangled at her home in Co Antrim home on Sunday 18 April. The Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway said the murderer had caused "terrible suffering" to Ms Haveron's children and has appealed for the murderer to "do the right thing" and "come forward and speak to police". He made the appeal at a press conference and noted that her family will need a long time to come to terms with what happened. "They have been consumed by grief and have been struggling to come to terms with what has happened since the Sunday she was found murdered," he said, adding, "You are responsible for taking away their mother whom they loved more than anything else." DCI Galloway also appealed to the people of her hometown, Ballyclare and its surrounding areas for information.

Booze Banned?

It has emerged that Stirling Council intends to extend its ban on drinking in public places to the east side of Loch Lomond. Buchanan Community Council requested the extension to the by-laws because they claim alcohol related anti-social behaviour is affecting the area. The by-laws will have to be approved by the Scottish Government and undergo a public consultation before Scottish ministers can make a final decision.

(BMcC/GK)

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