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A 70-year-old man has been killed after being hit by a police
patrol car in Sheffield.
He was struck down in the Hillsborough area
of the city last night.
An investigation into what happened is now underway.
Alasdair Gill reports.
Sheffield's Penistone Road last night.
Emergency services deal with a fatal crash.
At 6:20pm, a marked police car hit a 70-year-old man at the junction
with Bradfield Road.
It had been on routine patrol at the time and was not
responding to an emergency.
An ambulance was called, but the man died at the scene.
Andrew Smith was in a nearby pub at the time.
I saw police rushing by about 6:30pm.
And there were probably between 12 and 13 police cars down there.
There were a couple of ambulances and a fire engine.
This morning, friends came with flowers to lay by the road.
They didn't want to speak on camera today, but they told me they had
been due to meet their friend last night at the dog track
there just behind me.
It was to celebrate his granddaughter's 21st birthday.
Police were back too, speaking to local businesses.
They were asking for CCTV, although neither the nearby KFC nor
Pizza Express captured the incident on camera.
South Yorkshire Police has offered its condolences
for what happened here last night and says specialist officers
are supporting the man's family.
They have also informed the Independent Police
Complaints Commission, which has launched an investigation.
That is at an early stage, as is the operation here.
For those who knew the man who died, there will be many questions.
After what should have been a fun Saturday night at the dogs
became one of tragedy.
An 86-year-old woman has died after a fire
at her home in Huddersfield.
Emergency services were called to the property in the Crosland Moor
area in the early hours of this morning.
Police say they don't think the fire was suspicious, but are treating
the cause as "unexplained."
I seen one lady in there trying to save the man.
They were coughing and choking at the door.
Smoke got them, so I dragged them both out to a safe area.
The bedroom was proper orange.
The lady wanted to go back in and save her mother.
I said, no way.
Please get away because a big explosion is going
to happen, the gas.
A truck driver who campaigned to help the family of the Polish driver
killed in the Berlin Christmas market attack is to be thanked
by the country's ambassador.
David Duncan from Rotherham helped to raise ?199,000
for the relatives of Lookash Urban.
His lorry was hi-jacked by the attacker.
Mr Duncan didn't know him, but wanted to help.
It could have been me, it could've been any people I know.
The situation he was put in was a situation that some drivers
are put in all the time.
He could have been on his way home to wrap Christmas presents
up with this family.
But instead he was sat and made to wait overnight in some
place he didn't know and, well, we all know what
happened after that.
In football, Chesterfield have sacked manager Danny Wilson.
The club's in the League One relegation zone after yesterday's
defeat at Bradford.
Danny Wilson was appointed manager in December 2015
following Dean Saunder's spell in charge.
Meanwhile on the pitch,
Sheffield Wednesday won't be going through to the fourth
round of the FA Cup after they lost 3-0 to Middlesbrough.
After a forgettable first half, Grant Leadbitter put
the Premier League side ahead after the break when he curled
a free-kick into the corner.
The Boro doubled their lead when Alvaro Negredo deflected
goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith's poor clearance into the empty Owls net.
Marten de Roon added a late third goal.
Now, thanks to Melinda Rimmington who sent in this atmospheric
photograph of a misty Pontefract this weekend.
What can we expect weather wise this week?
Jen Bartram can tell us.
Hello there, good evening.
It's turning breezy as we go through this
evening and overnight and there will be quite a lot
of cloud around as well.
A few patches of mist and fog here and there and the odd spot of
drizzle as well.
But the temperatures overnight only dropping
back to around six or sseven degrees.
We do stay frost free.
First thing tomorrow morning then, lots of cloud, some mist and murk.
This rain is going to push in through the
morning, it will be heavy at times.
But by the afternoon, most of that will have cleared away.
We will see some sunny spells and a few
Tomorrow's top temperature, around nine Celsius.
That's 48 in Fahrenheit.
Looking further ahead, Tuesday looks like a
fairly cloudy but breezy day but it's turning colder
by the end of the week.
Thanks for joining us. Goodnight.