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Three men have been jailed for nearly 30 years after a string of burglaries in South and West Yorkshire. A fourth member of the gang, Sam Hearne, who failed to appear for sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court, is now being hunted by police. Nineteen homes were broken into and 8 cars taken.
David Sage, 33, from Acre Road, Cudworth, and Paul Cooper, 35, of Pleasant View, Cudworth, went on a month-long crime spree from 19 March to 20 April. Lee Wood, 36, and Hearne, 38, also from Pleasant View, joined them until 3 April when they were arrested by detectives.
Wood pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary and theft from a motor vehicle and was jailed for 6 years, while Hearne admitted conspiracy to handle stolen goods. Sage and Cooper stood trial. They were each sentenced to 11-and-a half years in prison.
– Supt Liz Watson South Yorkshire Police
“This has been a very long and detailed investigation, that has resulted in a fantastic outcome for residents not only in this county but across the border in West Yorkshire.
“A total of 19 burglaries have been solved and most of the key offenders have been handed lengthy sentences. Enquiries to trace Hearne, who is believed to be in the Barnsley area, are ongoing. We would urge him to hand himself in or anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact police on 101.”
Police have made several arrests and charged two men after the violent disorder following the Rotherham United v Bradford City football match last month.
A Bradford City fan walking with his six-year-old son was assaulted by a group of Rotherham United supporters and received a serious head injury.
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and bailed. Following extensive enquiries, a 15-year-old boy, a 17-year-old boy, and two 21-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and also bailed.
Following a separate investigation into disorder inside the stadium, one man has been charged with a S4 public order offence and assaulting a PC and is due to appear in court tomorrow.
A second man has been charged with throwing a missile and will appear in court at a later date.
The schoolboy injured in Sheffield yesterday afternoon has died.
Lawrence Moorhouse, 14, was in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Astra in Beaumont Road after he left Sheffield Park Academy.
He suffered serious injuries and died this morning at the Children’s Hospital.
– Lawrence's parents
“Lawrence was a very popular young man who attended Sheffield Park Academy. He was well-liked and had lots of friends. We are devastated by his death and would like to ask to be left to grieve at this difficult time.”
A food bank in Sleaford says the demand for their service has doubled in the last year. The Sleaford New Life Community Larder delivered food to 700 last year, but 1,300 in 2013. They say the increase in demand has come alongside a decrease in donations.
Plus the rise in the cost of living has meant many people they deliver to are still in employment. Calendar talked to Rob Munro from the Larder.
Assistant Police Constable Alan Leaver from Humberside Police reveals the latest on DNA testing to see if remains found off Russia are those of victims of the Gaul disaster.
Police in Leeds have arrested a thirty three year old man on suspicion of offences under the dangerous dogs act, after an attack that killed a young mother. Emma Bennett died from her injuries last night after being attacked by two dogs in her home on Monday afternoon.
It is thought the dogs involved were American Pit Bulls, a breed subject to restrictions under the act. Frazer Maude reports.