Northallerton

Two sent to jail for supplying drugs that led to death of 15-year-old Leah Heyes

Two men have been jailed for supplying the illegal drugs that 15-year-old Leah Heyes took on the night she died. Connor Kirkwood, 18, from Dishforth, and Mitchell Southern, 19, from Thirsk, both pleaded guilty to supplying MDMA, also known as ecstasy, at Teesside Crown Court earlier this year. Kirkwood also pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine. They were sentenced at Teesside Crown Court on 16 November 2020. Kirkwood was given 21 months’ imprisonment and Southern was given 12 months’ imprisonment. Leah died on the night of 11 May 2019 after taking MDMA in the Applegarth park in Northallerton. The drugs were
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Northallerton fatal collision involving a pedestrian and a lorry

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and a lorry at Northallerton. It occurred on Brompton Road, near Kwik Fit, at around 12 noon on Friday (4 September 2020). The woman, aged in her 80s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Her family have been informed and are receiving specialist support following the tragedy. The driver of the blue Scania lorry, a man aged in his 50s from the Richmond area, is assisting police with the collision investigation. Local diversions around the scene remain in place while the police carry
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