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Police appeal after incident in Jardine Street, Wombwell

Tuesday September 13 2016


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POLICE are investigating after a man in his 60s was found seriously injured in Jardine Street, Wombwell.

Emergency services were called to the area at about 10.30pm last night (Monday 12 September) to reports that a 65-year-old man was lying in the street with possible serious head injuries.

He was taken to hospital where he currently remains in a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.

An investigation has been launched to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident and anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area last night is asked to contact police.

A cordon remains in place in Jardine Street while enquiries are carried out and the following roads are due to be closed for several hours, Hough Lane, Jardine Street, Pickup Crescent and Collindridge Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 125 of 13 September 2016.

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Reply Posted by Win Thompson on Wednesday September 14 2016 at 04:39
Thankyou to all persons connected to the incident regarding the man injured on Jardine st.
Also all the support shown on social media,really touching and appreciated,Barnsley at its best.

Reply Posted by Robdought on Wednesday September 14 2016 at 10:35
Hope this man recovers very soon. Does anyone know how he's doing.

Reply Posted by Win Thompson. on Wednesday September 14 2016 at 22:43
Thankyou,for asking,he's in the trauma unit,at the Hallamshire,where the Angels there are working around the clock to mend him,also it's his 66th birthday tomorrow,I want to see him open his eyes and know he's loved and cherished,thankyou for your kindness.

Reply Posted by John and Sue Denholm on Wednesday September 14 2016 at 17:28
hello Win hope your brother has speedy recovery and the Police get to the Bottom it what Happened to him

Reply Posted by Win thompson on Wednesday September 14 2016 at 22:38
John and Sue,thankyou for your kind thoughts,we're all praying for a speedy recovery,God bless you both.

Reply Posted by Lisa shutt on Wednesday September 14 2016 at 22:06
Just wondered if they was anymore news? My three daughters and myself stayed with him till the ambulance took him to hospital. Xx

Reply Posted by Win Thompson on Wednesday September 14 2016 at 22:36
Thankyou for your kindness,my brother is in an induced coma,to stabilise his condition,I'm overwhelmed by the kindness and regard for his welfare,everyone is brilliant,it restores ones faith in human nature,God bless you one and all,you've all been amazing,thankyou.

Reply Posted by Mark on Wednesday September 14 2016 at 23:43
Wishing the poor gentleman a very speedy recovery. The Hallamshire is a great hospital for head injuries. To his loving family just be strong as possible and be assured he will be come home one day. Sincere love a best wishes at this sad and upsetting time. Xx

Reply Posted by Win Thompson on Thursday September 15 2016 at 00:53
Mark,thankyou,am touched by your post,yes,I feel reassured when I'm at the hospital,knowing he couldn't be anywhere better,it's the battle inside when I leave the facility,dreading the phone ringing at home,guess you know how it is.
I realise we only really appreciate someone,when we could lose someone so dear,and only then do we realise how wonderful and caring our nursing staff truly are,Angels every one.

Reply Posted by Kev cooper on Thursday September 15 2016 at 08:33
Hi win hope you're OK so sorry to hear about frank.Hope he makes a fast recovery missing our funny chats over mams hedges.
Happy Birthday to you both.x

Reply Posted by Win Thompson on Thursday September 15 2016 at 22:12
Thanks Kevin, been today to hospital,same,same,he's sleeping and healing.
Yeah,the good old days,nice folks,nice neighbours,good days,thanks Kevin for the
Post on here,some good folk out there,please give your mum a hug from me.xxx

Reply Posted by Malcolm Lumb on Thursday September 15 2016 at 15:36
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, frankie and all the family at this testing time. Lets hope that everything turns out ok and frankie makes a complete recovery. Love and best wishes from Malcolm & Lorraine in wakefield. xxxx

Reply Posted by WinThompson on Thursday September 15 2016 at 22:16
Thanks Malc,kind of you to write,he's a strong will,and quite fit for his age,he'll get
There,onwards n upwards,kind regards to Lorraine.xxxxxxxxxx

Reply Posted by Doris on Friday September 16 2016 at 09:14
Win, you sound an amazing person. Your brother is very lucky to have you. The RHH is a wonderful place, our daughter was in there 15yrs ago. We have huge gratitude to them for the care she was given. I'm sure your brother will be receiving the same care. The comments posted on here blow out of the water the comments a nasty person posted on another matter, WOMBWELL was full of
druggies and piikies etc. how wrong they were! Take care and keep your spirits up love.

Reply Posted by Win Thompson on Friday September 16 2016 at 21:50
Oh how kind,thankyou Doris,I sincerely hope your daughter recovered,truly the RHH is the best possible place for trauma,the staff are very good,they answer each and every difficult question,and put one at ease when we are at our most vulnerable.Frank is in the best place.
Wombwell is a place where once upon a time,each of us felt safe to walk around,but like every other place we need to be aware,yet the true spirit of Wombwell still exists,where people are kind,helpful,and friendly,I hate the word pikey as do the Romany travellers who have lived here for generations,have indeed married local girls and are part of the rich tapestry of Wombwell life.
As for the druggies, yes true I'm afraid,yet they are in most towns and cities
not just Wombwell,if you have never been here,you would be pleasantly surprised,there are nice shops and a small st market,it's the people who make Wombwell what it is friendly,full of characters,people who go the extra mile to help,
Shops where your served with a smile,and feel the warmth of genuine concern when something's wrong,yeah Wombwells ok,were good.
I've known and felt that this week especially given what's happened,their genuine concern for my brother as been very touching,has as your kind message,it gladdens the heart and lifts the spirit,thankyou,and God bless.

Reply Posted by John/Sue.Melton Mowbray on Saturday September 17 2016 at 16:00
Hello Win we are both pleased to read that Frank is on Recovery.What a sad day that was on your twin brothers birthday as well yours.
There is some amazing people in world and you Win are one of them help anybody now it is time for you to need help as you know we live so far away.
This is a time that Family rally around neighbours that can help just to take a little strain off to allow you to charge the batteries as they say and get some rest

Reply Posted by Robdought on Sunday September 18 2016 at 13:22
Hi Win just wondering how your brother is doing on his road to recovering.I don't know you personally but you sound a very nice caring loving sister.

If you need any help or if they is anything I can do to help you or your brother on his road to recovery then just ask.im not from Wombwell originally but having lived here over 25 years I'm proud to be part of the Wombwell community.

Reply Posted by Win Thompson. on Sunday September 18 2016 at 23:33
Oh,how lovely you sound too,I'm deeply touched,thankyou,
Two days ago,his sedation was reduced so he could come around naturally,today when I went,he was trying to focus his eyes,I spoke his name and told him I was
There and reassured him,his eyes tried to focus,then his hands reached for the tubes in his mouth,so I'm certain he heard me,and his reaction was as described,
His BP,went up,as did his heart rate,everything,so put him some mittens on,then they re sedated him,and he's gone back to sleep,I feel reassured that he heard me,
And that brings me great comfort,it really does,though he isn't out of the woods,he can see the trees,
Tomorrow,I'll go back again,that's all I can do and fervently pray,the staff here are something else,not just consummate professionals,it's a gift they have,they exude calmness and a sense of tranquility among all the awesome medical equipment.
Thankyou for your kindness,and your offer of help,just your words and thoughts are
Enough to bring great comfort at this sad time,whoever you are,know that yourself and all the people who have posted comments have brought a good feeling to us knowing that there are kind and genuine people out there it restores ones faith in human nature.where ever your from matters not,Wombwells a better place with you in it.

Reply Posted by Sue on Wednesday September 21 2016 at 16:20
Flowers for Win and Frank. Hope he gets well soon x

Reply Posted by Win Thompson on on Wednesday September 21 2016 at 20:59
Thankyou,lovely kind and thoughtful gesture,kindest regards Win and Frank.

Reply Posted by Win Thompson on Thursday September 22 2016 at 23:29
Hi,
I want to thankyou all,each and everyone of you for the kindness and concern you
Have shown in regard to my brother Frank.
He is showing progress slowly,at the Hallamshire hospital,due to the dedicated care and attention given by the dedicated staff there.
Tomorrow he will be receiving the same dedicated care in the I c u unit at our own BDGH,this will be a long slow progress,he is alive only due to the early intervention of Tracy Smith finding him,also Lisa Shutt,who both live on Jardine street,Wombwell,where he was found.
The kindness of these two good Samaritans saved my brothers life,staying with him and offering him the support he needed until the emergency services arrived.
They could have ignored him,but they chose not to,therefore saving his life in the first instance,thankyou from myself and my sister Olive.
It's been a traumatic time these past days,as Frank sustained fractures to his head
And as been in and out of induced coma for more than a week.
Due to the excellent medical care at the Hallamshire he hopefully is on the mend,
The positive messages recieved from many people many of you who we do not know as been overwhelming,and we thank each and everyone of you,but I think this is Barnsley/Wombwell/yorkshire folk,It is inerrant to us,our hearts and generosity of spirit go out to people in need I'm not being condescending it's a fact.
I'm proud of who I am and belonging to this unique band of people who are Yorkshire born n bred,we have that unique capacity of being there for everybody.
simply the best!

Reply Posted by Win Thompson on Saturday September 24 2016 at 21:07
Hi,just an update,
Frank was transferred to I c u Barnsley yesterday,his progress is slow,
But he is aware that his family are there beside him,by the nodding of his
Head at certain questions,which brings reassurance,different hospital,but the same dedicated care,once more thankyou for the kindness and support given by people
Who we may never meet,who are genuine in their concern and thanks to the friends and neighbours who we do know,the generosity of spirit is good indeed.
Franks recovery will be a long and slow journey,but we will overcome these I'm certain.Thankyou all again,your positive comments give us strength,God bless xxx

Reply Posted by c jones on Sunday October 2 2016 at 20:43
hi win
love you, keep your chin up,
get some sleep
all will be well in end
night god bless xxxxxx

Reply Posted by Win Thompson on Monday October 3 2016 at 19:39
Christine,thankyou for your loving support,I really appreciate that,your a good n true friend.
All that you have been through yourself,n you still have time to support me,thanks Chris,you've the heart of a lion,a good n true friend,thankyou.xxxxxxxxx

Reply Posted by Linda on Saturday October 8 2016 at 17:57
Hi win just got your card so sad and sorry to hear about your brother how terrible but glad he is getting better sorry I can't be there to give you a hug but youknow our heart's are with you thinking of you and frank wishing him a speedy recovery love you xxx

Reply Posted by Robdought on Sunday October 9 2016 at 20:19
Hi Win

They say no news is good news.Just wandering how your brother Frank is doing on his journey.

My offer is still open to you if you need anything just ask.Im happy to give you a number if you need to contact me.

From the hundreds of people we hope Frank contuies to make slow progress and the road looks the brighter every day.

Reply Posted by win thompson on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 21:49
Hi Rob,sorry ive been remiss in not posting re.Frank,I visit him 6 days a week,n am a bit flat.
He moved from Icu 2 days ago,n today he had the tracheotomy pipe removed,n now he's talking,Amazing,he still as a long journey but each day he is stronger,
He's amazed at all the messages of encouragement he's recieved,as I am too.
Rob,thankyou for your genuine kind offer of help,I'm deeply touched by your genuine concern,it's just enough to know that you are indeed a good and kind person,that in itself makes me happy,I'd buy coffee n cake for you in appreciation of your kindness,thankyou.

Reply Posted by win thompson on Tuesday October 11 2016 at 21:54
Linda,oh I miss you so very much,indeed the lane at Broomhill will never be the same,the flock of robins and blackbirds followed you each time you came,the copious amount of seeds n food you brought all year, God they will miss you,as i do.it is a lonelier place without you.please keep in touch.

Reply Posted by Linda on Monday October 17 2016 at 00:17
Hi Winnie to say I'm on Facebook my profile Linda ibbertson it's a good way to keep in touch hope to hear from you soon and hope your brothers getting better a little every day thinking of you xxx

Reply Posted by Win thompson on Monday October 17 2016 at 06:07
Hi Linda,it's so good to hear from you,and I hope your all well.
Franks doing good,he went to high dependency,for a day,then to
a ward,it's going to be a long haul,back to everyday life,but lm certain
he will get there,being fit,strong and determined.
Linda I don't do facebook,I feel it's too invasive,I don't mind writing a letter
Or e mail,I did send you an e mail in the first instance,don't know wether or
not you recieved it,the last 5 weeks have all mingled into one,hospital and taking
the dogs out,that's it,everything else is gone for now.
I miss you on the lane,the robins will,and the clouds of seagulls that followed you
daily,yes,your sadly missed,but I hope you are happy where you are.
take care Linda,best kind regards to Nev,a hug for the babies,love you all,Win xxxxx

Reply Posted by Linda on Sunday October 23 2016 at 20:01
Didn't get your email win I know you have a lot going on my email address is lindaibbertson45@gmail.com if you want to get in touch love you. Xxx

Reply Posted by Win Thompson on Saturday November 12 2016 at 22:19
Thankyou,everyone who showed interest and kind messages re. My brother Frank,
He is recovering well with the excellent care by the nursing staff at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital,the staff at Bdgh,And the excellent care at Kendray Rehab,thankyou to each and every one of you for your wonderful care,at every level,he is now ready to return home,we cannot thankyou enough,without you all at every level this would not have been possible,each and everyone of you played a part,be it doctors,nurses,auxillarys cleaners,we thank each and everyone of you,you all play a part in this wonderfull service our own unique NHS.God bless you all......simply the best. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx