News in Brief: Drug factory man jailed and evicted

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Drug factory man jailed and evicted

A COUNCIL tenant who used his flat as a cannabis factory has been jailed for nine months and evicted from his home.

Lee Petch, of Shay Road, Stocksbridge, was arrested after police found he had bypassed his electricity meter, drilled a hole in the wall and added extra power sockets to service the factory.

He pleaded guilty to producing a class B drug and was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court. Judge Robinson said the fire risk which was “potentially disastrous” and it would be “wholly unreasonable” to allow him back to the premises.

Scout rescued

MOUNTAIN rescue teams were called to Peveril Castle, Castleton on Friday after a youngster from a local Scout camp was involved in an accident on the steep slope.

The 13-year-old, from Norfolk, was knocked over when one of her friends slipped, injuring her leg. She was stretchered down the steep path and taken by ambulance to Buxton Cottage hospital for treatment.

Tour by bishop

BISHOP of Sheffield Dr Steven Croft is embarking on a three-month tour of the diocese to discuss growth of the Church.

The bishop will visit each of the 12 deaneries and every church member is being challenged to play a part in the strategy.

NHS trust praised

SHEFFIELD Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has scored four out of five points in all categories of its annual inspection of food, cleanliness and infection control.

The Patient Environment Action Team scores, published this week, rate the trust ‘good’ for environment, food and dignity. Hospitals include the Royal Hallamshire, Northern General, Weston Park, Charles Clifford and Jessop Wing.

‘Crack house’ shut

A ‘CRACK house’ at Pitsmoor has been closed after local people complained about drug activity and anti-social behaviour.

A drugs warrant was executed eight weeks ago at 62 Andover Street and this week the house was closed following a hearing at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court.

Second city beach

SUMMER in the city is taking on a fun-filled new edge with the appearance of Sheffield’s second beach.

Hot on the heels of the Peace Gardens conversion, a Meadowhall car park has been transformed into a seaside resort – complete with donkey rides, Punch & Judy, theme park attractions and street theatre.

The Bourbon Street car park is open from noon to 9pm until Sunday; entry is £2 including a free stick of rock.

Bike ride on Peak trail

A GUIDED cycle ride on Tuesday, August 30 will celebrate 40 years of the Peak Park’s Tissington Trail.

The free event, led by national park staff, will explore the history of the traffic-free trail. One of the highlights will be a visit to Hartington signal box.

Suitable for all ages and abilities; no need to book. Meet 11am at Parsley Hay cycle hire centre.