Police are treating the cause of a huge fire at ASOS warehouse in Barnsley as deliberate. A criminal investigation is underway.
A man has been found guilty of murdering his 11-month-old baby son and then claiming the injuries were inflicted by the family dog.
Barnsley Council says library services need modernising
Delays of up to 15 mins between Wakefield Kirkgate and Barnsley / Mirfield due to signalling problems.
A 48-year-old man has died in hospital, the day after being injured in an accident in Barnsley. Emergency services were called to industrial premises in Crow Edge yesterday afternoon, following reports that a man had been injured.
He was taken to hospital by air ambulance with life-threatening injuries, where he died today. A joint investigation between South Yorkshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive is underway.
A Barnsley man has pleaded guilty to raping a woman in her own home earlier this year.
Matthew David Jones, 30, from Carlton, admitted two counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault and one count of false imprisonment at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday.
Jones forced his way into a house in the Huddersfield Road area of the town in the early hours of Saturday, 8 March.
He subjected a 20-year-old woman to a serious sexual assault and threatened the victim with a knife during the attack.
Jones left the property and the woman, who did not know her attacker, was then able to contact police.
Officers arrested Jones four days later.
Detective Sergeant Rob Platts, from the Rape Investigation Team, said:
“This is one of the most horrendous cases I have dealt with throughout my career due to the nature of the attack and the level of violence used.
“The fact the defendant has pleaded guilty has spared his victim a second ordeal of facing her attacker in court.”
The M1 Northbound is closed due to overturned vehicle between J37 A628 (Dodworth) and J38 A637 (Woolley). The road was fully closed at around 5:05am. All emergency services are at the scene and traffic is being held.
Two campaigners from Barnsley demonstrating over travel cuts in South Yorkshire have been charged with obstructing a police officer after a protest at Sheffield Railway Station.
The men were arrested yesterday after a protest by around 60 members of the so-called Freedom Riders who have been campaigning for the restoration of free public transport in South Yorkshire. Both of those arrested have been charged with obstructing a police officer.
One has also been charged with fare evasion. They are due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates Court on July 7. Members of the Freedom Riders have alleged the policing of the protest by British Transport Police was heavy-handed. A British Transport Police spokesman said:
– British Transport Police spokesman
A number of separate incidents arising from these arrests and involving police have been brought to our attention. We are in the process of fully investigating these and will speak to all those involved. Clearly, we are still in the very early stages of all investigations and it would be inappropriate to comment further until we have been able to speak to all parties and clearly establish the facts.
@itvcalendar ASOS vitally important to our local economy. If arsonists were responsible, they must be dealt with severely.
Online retailer Asos has confirmed it has lost £22 million worth of stock after a huge fire at its Barnsley distribution centre. South Yorkshire Police who are investigating the blaze believe it may have been started deliberately.
In a statement Asos said: "None of the technology, automation or structure of the building has been affected by the fire. Our initial estimate is that approximately 20 per cent of the total stock at the site has been compromised by fire damage and the sprinkler systems. "
The shopping website was temporarily taken offline due to the fire but has resumed trading again this morning (Monday June2, 2014).
Online fashion retailer Asos will restart taking orders today following a fire on Friday at its Barnsley distribution centre that caused damage to a large amount of stock.
About 70% of the company's stock was held at the Barnsley site, with the fire damaging roughly one fifth of that stock.
The firm added that it was "fully insured for loss of stock and business interruption" arising from the incident, which the police are investigating as possibly being deliberate.
Jon Hill reports from outside the Asos distribution centre on the day fire brought the company to a standstill. He talks to South Yorkshire Fire's Andy Hayter.