Scunthorpe

January 26, 2022 4.16 pm

Today (Wednesday 26 January) officers executed a drugs warrant at a property on Searby Road, Scunthorpe.

Upon entering officers discovered an estimated £4,000 of Class B drugs and approximately £7,000 in cash.

Two men aged 29 and 35 and a 28-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the incident.

They remain in police custody whilst officers continue with lines of enquiry.

Anyone with information around drug offences can get in touch with us by contacting our non-emergency number 101 or, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Scunthorpe United have completed the signing of much-travelled experienced midfielder Liam Feeney on a permanent basis from Tranmere Rovers.

Feeney has made around 600 appearances and scored almost 50 goals during his career which started at Hayes, and then Salisbury City, before a loan move to Southend United, who at the time were in the Football League.

The 35-year-old played 100 times for Bournemouth in a two-year spell between 2009 and 2011. Feeney then spent three years in the Championship with Millwall, during which time he had loan spells at Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers.

After joining Bolton permanently and spending two years there, including a loan spell at Ipswich Town, he moved to Blackburn. During his time at Ewood Park he also spent time on loan at Cardiff City.

In 2018 Feeney joined Blackpool and spent three seasons at Bloomfield Road before a loan spell at Tranmere, where he played under Scunthorpe’s current manager Keith Hill.

He joined Tranmere permanently in the summer and has made 23 appearances so far this season. However, Rovers announced on Tuesday, January 26 that Feeney had left the club by mutual consent after having made 58 appearances for the club.

Feeney has now joined Scunthorpe, with the transfer subject to EFL and FA ratification.

A court has heard how an officer on plain-clothes patrol was ‘lucky to be alive’ after being shot at with a double-action revolver during a pursuit, but a 29-year-old man has denied attempted murder.

Jamie Burke, of no fixed abode, was last year charged with attempted murder after an incident on Glebe Road in Scunthorpe on July 26, 2021.

He appeared at Hull Crown Court via video link from prison in November, where he pleaded not guilty to a further three charges – possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition and possession of a firearm when prohibited for life.

Burke, who is accused of attempting to murder PC Zac Meadows, was remanded until his trial which began this week.

The court heard that Burke opened fire during a foot chase and “intended to kill” the officer, but it was “only by good luck rather than intention he did not”, according to BBC.

PC Meadows was on plain-clothes duty in an unmarked police vehicle keeping observation for drug activity in the Normanby Road and Sheffield Street areas of Scunthorpe, according to the Hull Daily Mail. The report says that the officer recognised Burke and saw him reach into some bushes and pull out a black bag.

A police cordon was put in place.

When PC Meadows got out of the car, Burke ran off and the officer gave chase. BBC said that video footage from the officer’s body camera showed Burke fire a single shot from “virtually point bank”, which missed the officer before the suspect was arrested in a nearby house.

The trial continues.

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