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Man jailed for sexual abuse of two girls

A 46-year-old man has been jailed for six years for the sexual abuse of two girls under the age of ten.

Stuart Hislop Ferguson Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Stuart Hislop Ferguson, of Douglas Road, Balby, was on trial at Sheffield Crown Court charged with two counts of gross indecency, two counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault.

He was found guilty of all six charges on Monday 25 April and sentenced to six years in prison.

Detective Constable Alison Shields from Doncaster’s Child Abuse Investigation Team said: “Ferguson’s crimes are, quite simply, inexcusable and deplorable. He subjected his victims, both of whom were under ten-years-old, to horrific offending.

“He denied his guilt throughout our investigation, resulting in a trial where the girls’ awful ordeals had to be repeated before the court.

“I hope that the guilty conviction and jail sentence offers some small form of reassurance for his victims and their families, as they attempt to move forward and rebuild their lives.”

Upon release, Ferguson will be subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Man and boy arrested over Doncaster death are bailed

A 17-year-old boy and a 45-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on bail.

The pair were arrested over the death of Christopher Cumpsty, 43, who was found dead at his home in Cross Street, Balby, at about 4.30am on Friday 11 March.

A post mortem examination revealed he died from multiple injuries. A 41-year-old woman, who was previously arrested on suspicion of murder, also remains on bail.

Detectives have renewed their appeal for anyone with information about Christopher’s last known movements at the beginning of March to come forward.


Man arrested on suspicion of Balby murder

Christopher Cumpsty

A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of Christopher Cumpsty.

Mr Cumpsty, aged 43, was found dead at his home in Cross Street, Balby, near Doncaster on March 11th. He had suffered multiple injuries.

The 45-year-old man arrested currently remains in police custody. A 41-year-old woman who was previously arrested on suspicion of murder remains on bail.

Officers are keen to trace information about Mr Cumpsty's last known movements at the beginning of March and are asking anyone with any information to call 101 quoting incident number 128 of 11 March 2016.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111.

Police investigate after girl is asked to expose herself for money

Police are searching for a man they believe can help with an investigation into an incident in Balby, Doncaster.


A 12-year-old girl was approached by a man and asked to expose herself in return for money in a park of Waverly Avenue on June 8.

The girl refused and called her family for help.

Pc Caroline Thomas said: “This was, understandably, an upsetting and distressing thing to happen to a very young girl, and I would urge anyone with any information to call us immediately.

Police release sexual assault suspect e-fit

E-fit of man police want to speak to

Police have released an e-fit following a 14-year-old girl reporting a sexual assault in Balby, Doncaster.

Officers appealed for witnesses to the assault last week, which is believed to have taken place at around 8am, on Friday 6 June, as the girl was walking to school with friends along Springwell Lane.

A stranger approached and allegedly sexually assaulted her by touching her chest.

He then fled the scene, through a housing estate and emerged on Croft Road.

Search for Alan, one year on

Alan Brown has been missing for a year

South Yorkshire Police are renewing their appeal for information about missing man Alan Brown - a year on from his disappearance. Alan, who is 60, and from Balby, near Doncaster, has not been seen since Tuesday, 16 October last year, and last spoken to the following day.

Police have conducted numerous house-to-house enquiries and trawled through cctv footage, as well as working with the Metropolitan Police. Detective Inspector Steve Whittaker said:

“We want to find Alan or to know he is safe and well. If you think you may have seen him, please contact us. We’d also like to ask Alan, himself, to please contact police as soon as possible, so we can let his concerned family know he is safe.”


Appeal to find missing Jessica

Jessica Magee

14-year-old Jessica Magee was last seen on Tuesday evening in Balby. She told her mother that she was leaving and had packed some make up and clothes, including her Balby Carr school uniform, and that she would attend school the following day.

Jessica did not attend school the next day and has not been seen or heard from since.

She is described as white, approximately 5ft 4ins tall with long, dark hair.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about where she might be to get in touch.

Fourth arrest in Doncaster murder investigation

A fourth person has been arrested after a man's body was found at house in Balby Doncaster.

Officers were called to a house on Burton Avenue in Balby on Wednesday 3 October where the deceased, Mark Stannard, lived with two other men.

Mark Stannard Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A 33-year-old woman from Doncaster has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned by police.

The three other people that were previously arrested on suspicion of murder, two men aged 51 and 34-years-old and a woman, all from Doncaster have been released on bail until December 2012, pending further enquires.