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Monday 11 December 2017

Police guarding stabbing scene

Police are watching over the park where a girl was stabbed to death this week.

Casey-Lyanne Kearney (13) was found fatally injured in Elmfield Park, Doncaster, on Tuesday afternoon after dialling 999 for help.

She was taken to hospital but later died. Hannah Bonser (26) appeared at Doncaster Magistrates' Court yesterday, charged with her murder and two counts of possession of a bladed article.

South Yorkshire Police said officers were in attendance at the park, the scene of a candlelit vigil, and will remain there over the weekend.



Explosives man faces jail

A man described as an eccentric and a loner has been warned he faces a substantial prison sentence after admitting possessing an explosive substance.

Darren James, of Bancroft Street, Nottingham, pleaded guilty to a string of charges, which included making and possessing the explosive substance nitroglycerin for an unlawful purpose, at Nottingham Crown Court.

Steven Gosnell, representing James, told the court: "My client is a loner and an eccentric. There was no intent here, no plan for the nitroglycerin to be used in any particular way."



Boy and gran found dead

A 71-year-old woman and her six-year-old grandson have been found dead in a pond, police have revealed.

The discoveries followed a search on land and by RAF helicopter at Holywell village, near Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire.

The alarm was raised by the boy's mother after he went to stay with her mother and did not return home.



Chavez to sing at Haiti concert

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has promised to sing at a benefit concert for Haiti being organised by Hollywood actor Sean Penn.

"We were talking about the idea of a great concert and he wants me to sing in that concert," Chavez said last night.

He was speaking alongside Penn outside the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas in comments broadcast on state television. "What do you think? I said yes," he said.

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