Fires

People are being warned to not leave their cooking unattended after fire crews were called to similar fires in 24 hours.

Yesterday crews from Douglas were mobilised to reports of a house fire. The fire was located within the kitchen of the house and the Incident Commander deployed a breathing apparatus team to extinguish the fire.  The fire was quickly extinguished and the property ventilated using a positive pressure ventilation fan.

A Fire Service spokesman said: ‘No one was hurt or injured during this incident, however this was the second incident we attended within 24 hours which involved a cooker.  Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen, please be mindful when you cook as this can go a long way in helping to prevent these fires.’

Switchback

The Police have confirmed that a 17-year-old man has been flown off-island for treatment following a crash on Tuesday evening. The crash happened around 5.30pm on the Switchback, just outside Peel and did not involve any other vehicles.

He was driving a black Ford Fiesta and received ‘serious injuries as a result of the crash’. He was later flown off island to Aintree Hospital that evening to receive treatment for his injuries. Police said that a video of the crash scene, as well as the driver’s name, was being circulated on social media but have asked people to respect the family’s privacy at this time.

He’s Got To Go

The leader of the Scottish Tory Party has Douglas Ross has called for Boris Johnson to fall on his sword. Ross told Sky News: ‘Regrettably, I have to say his position is no longer tenable. I spoke to the Prime Minister this afternoon and I set out my reasons and I explained to him my position.’

Andrew

A judge has rejected Prince Andrew’s attempt to have the sexual assault lawsuit against him thrown out. US judge Lewis Kaplan refused to dismiss the case after hearing arguments from lawyers representing the royal and his accuser Virginia Giuffre. It means the royal will face a civil sex case trial later this year. The Duke of York is being sued by Ms Giuffre, formerly known as Virginia Roberts, who claims he ‘committed sexual assault and battery’ upon her when she was a teenager. He denies the claims.

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