Capital Reports: Yorkshire

19 January 2017, 19:01

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Thursday 19th January

 

13 Years Jail for Mum and Partner Who Let 4y/o Eat Drugs

Two drug dealers who allowed a four-year-old girl to eat substances including diazepam, heroin, methadone and ketamine for months before her death have been jailed for 13 years.

A judge described how Michala Pyke fed her daughter, Poppy Widdison, sedatives because she was an "inconvenience'' to her and her partner John Rytting.

Judge Jeremy Richardson QC told Pyke she was "utterly unfit to be a mother'' and said to the pair: "You both bear huge responsibility for blighting the life of a pretty, vivacious little girl.''

 

Rotherham Murder Investigation Update

Detectives investigating the murder of Leonne Weeks in Rotherham - have been given another 24 hours to question a suspect.

The 16 year-old was found dead in Dinnington on Monday.

An 18 year -old man is being questioned on suspicion of murder.

Earlier a woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender was released on bail.

 

Italy Avalanche Rescue Operation Underway

Rescue workers have removed three bodies from a hotel that's been buried by an avalanche in central Italy.

The search is continuning for more than 30 others who'd been inside.

It was triggered by several earthquakes in the area.

 

People's Choice Awards 

Justin Timberlake's picked up two Peoples Choice awards in LA overnight.

One of them for Don't Stop The Feeling.

Britney got Best Female Artist.

Niall beat Zayn and was named best breakout artist.

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