NEWS IN BRIEF: Unconscious man cut free from car

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A PASSENGER knocked unconscious in a car crash had to be cut free from the back of the vehicle by firefighters.

Crews from Sheffield’s Central and Darnall stations were called to Ashgate Close, Broomhill, at 4.50am yesterday, where an Audi A3 car had collided with a set of parked cars.

A South Yorkshire Fire Service spokesman said: “The male driver of the Audi had left the vehicle conscious and breathing through the driver’s door.

“Firefighters cut away the hatch at the rear of the car to enable the male back seat passenger to be removed, unconscious but breathing.

“Both men received treatment at the scene from ambulance crews, before being taken to hospital.”

Search for 4x4

SOUTH Yorkshire Police’s helicopter helped in the search for occupants of a four-wheel-drive vehicle which had become stuck on a building site.

Security staff at the premises in Brunel Way, Orgreave had called police after finding the Land Rover Discovery vehicle at about 1am yesterday.

The occupants were located by officers.

A South Yorkshire police spokesman said: “Officers attended and the helicopter assisted to locate the vehicle.

“There were no suspicious circumstances and people with the vehicle were the legitimate owners.”

Cars confiscated

A SUMMER safety campaign by police in South Yorkshire has led to cars being given warning notices and seized for having no insurance. Officers are also warning even the smallest amount of change for car parking left on display can attract an opportunist thief.

Van flames spread

A FIRE which started accidentally in the engine compartment of a Mercedes van gutted the vehicle and also damaged a Mercedes car that was parked on the same drive. Firefighters tackled the incident at a house on High Street, Dodworth, Barnsley, at 2.25am yesterday.

Arsonists ruin car

ARSONISTS set fire to a Ford Mondeo car. Firefighters were called to the vehicle, which was found burning on Philip Road, Kendray, Barnsley, at 2.05am yesterday.