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Opening of inquest of four-year-old who died following heart surgery at LGI

The inquest has started into the death of a four-year-old girl from Doncaster, following heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary two years ago.

It happened a week before child heart surgery at the hospital was halted over safety concerns.

Adam Fowler reports from Wakefield Coroner's Court:


Hunt underway for murderer on the run

A search is underway for a murderer who has absconded from an open prison in Doncaster.

Michael Robson Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Michael Robson, 44 left Hatfield Prison today (Thursday 16 July) and has not returned.

Prison staff became aware he was missing at around 12.30pm and notified police shortly after.

Since then, officers have been carrying out extensive searches within the prison and the surrounding area to find him.

Robson is white, around 5ft 9ins tall, of stocky build and has brown hair. He was convicted of murder in 1996.

Police release CCTV of teens who could have Doncaster rape investigation

Police in Doncaster are asking for help to try and identify any of the teens in the CCTV images, as they could possibly have information that could assist a rape investigation.

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

On Sunday, 5 July, a 15-year-old girl was in the grounds surrounding the Doncaster Dome having attended the leisure centre earlier in the day with a friend.

At some point between 3pm and 4pm while in the grounds, the girl has reported she was raped by an unknown teenage boy.

He is described as white, approximately 5ft 4ins tall and of a thin build.

Officers would like to identify and trace the teenagers in the CCTV images as they believe they may be able to offer assistance with the investigation.

If you know the identity of the boys, or if you have any information regarding the incident, contact South Yorkshire Police.

60-year-old jailed over child sexual offences in Doncaster

A 60-year-old man has been jailed for ten years and nine months for 17 child sexual offences against young boys from Doncaster.

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

David Jamfrey, of Scawthorpe, Doncaster, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today to be sentenced after pleading guilty to 17 child sexual offences against six boys at an earlier hearing.

He entered guilty pleas to 11 counts of sexual assault of a male under 13, four counts of sexual activity with a male aged between 13 and 15, one count of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child under 16, and one count of attempting to engage in sexual activity with a child.

Jamfrey was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and is subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

I hope today’s jail sentence provides some closure for his victims, who have been tormented and abused by this man for many years. Hopefully now they can begin to move forward with their lives knowing that he can no longer harm them. I would urge any victim of child sexual exploitation, or anyone who has concerns about a child, to report abuse to police so we can investigate.

– Investigating officer Detective Constable David Whitehouse
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