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Concern growing for missing Maltby man Barry

Police are growing concerned for a man who went missing from his home in South Yorkshire this afternoon.

Barry Wheeler's disappearance is out of character according to his family Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Barry Wheeler from Maltby was last seen wearing a black puffer jacket, blue jeans and black shoes.

His family say his disappearance is completely out of character.

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Distinctive brass recovered from Bridlington

Police are asking for help to find the owners of a distinctive collection of brass recovered from a property in Bridlington recently.

The brass items were recovered following a recent search of a property in Bridlington. We don't know where the items have come originally from or who the rightful owner or owners are.

With the mining brasses it might be that the items were stolen from a house outside of our area so as many people that share the information the better and we can give them their items back.

– Inspector Rob Cocker

Taxi driver witness sought after Leeds rape

Police investigating the rape of a woman in Leeds are appealing to trace a taxi driver as a potential witness.

The 27-year-old victim was attacked occurred overnight between Friday, January 29, and Saturday, January 30, at the Ascot Grange Hotel, in Otley Road, Headingley.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is currently on police bail pending further enquiries.

Detectives are trying to trace the driver of a taxi that picked the victim and suspect up in the Lower Briggate area of Leeds city centre.

The vehicle is believed to be a Skoda Octavia or similar sized saloon car with a black bonnet.

The vehicle arrived outside the hotel at 11.13pm. The man entered the hotel and left a short time later. He ran across the road to the BP garage opposite before returning to pay the driver and go into the hotel with the woman.

The taxi, which was filmed on CCTV, leaves the hotel car park at 11.32pm, having waited there for 19 minutes.

We are currently working with the council's taxi licensing department to identify the vehicle and trace the driver but we also want to appeal directly for them to come forward if they recognise from the circumstances that they were the driver involved.

We would ask them to contact us urgently as we believe they may have important information that could assist the investigation.

– Acting Detective Inspector Mark Atkinson, of Leeds District CID
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