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Bailey Matthews completes his latest triathlon

It's congratulations to Doncaster's Bailey Matthews who completed his latest triathlon yesterday at his very own event. Bailey, who has cerebral palsy, staged a shortened version of the triathlon in Derby that ran alongside an event hosted by formula one star Jenson Button.

He completed all the stages in just over half an hour - this time crossing the line without taking the now famous tumbles that made him an internet sensation almost a year ago. Here he is in action.



Police appeal to find missing 77-year-old Doncaster pensioner

South Yorkshire police are concerned for the welfare of a pensioner from Doncaster who has gone missing.

Missing pensioner Brian Barnes Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Brian Barnes who is 77, was last seen around 9am this morning (Monday July 4) in the York Road/Watch House Lane area of the town.

Brian is described as being 5ft 3ins tall of medium build, with grey/brown hair that is receding. He was last seen wearing brown shoes, black trousers and a black/blue mohair cardigan with a pale blue bomber jacket.

Woman assaulted in Doncaster

An investigation is underway after a woman is alleged to have been assaulted in the Thorne area of Doncaster.

Officers were called to the Willow Grove area around 11.10am where they found the injured woman.

A man driving a blue and white quad bike was seen in the area at the time which was being driven towards Alexander Road. Police believe the driver of the quad bike was travelling with a small child.

'Vile' Doncaster man jailed for sexually abusing teenager

Mark Richmond Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A 27-year-old man has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl in Doncaster.

Mark Richmond, of Whitcomb Drive, Rossington, was arrested after the girl's family raised concerns with police last December.

This has been a complex investigation and I commend the victim in this case for her strength throughout our inquiry.

Richmond has accepted responsibility for his vile crime and this result shows that we will continue in our relentless pursuit of sexual offenders to protect children and young people from harm.

I hope this case acts as further encouragement to victims and survivors of sexual exploitation that we investigate these matters thoroughly, and will do whatever we can to bring perpetrators of abuse before the courts.

– Detective Constable David Whitehouse, Doncaster Child Abuse Investigation Team
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