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Police appeal over Doncaster death

Detectives investigating the death of 44-year-old Giovanni Leggieri in Doncaster have issued a photograph and re-appeal for information to trace his last movements.

Giovanni Leggieri Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police were called at around 5.20am on Sunday 14 September to a property in Balby Road, Doncaster, where the body of Mr Leggieri was discovered.

A post-mortem examination concluded that he died from a single stab wound.

Officers state that Mr Leggieri, who was known as John or Johnny, had shorter hair than in the attached photo and it had also started to go grey.

Mr Leggieri also had a moustache and is believed to have been living in Doncaster for around four to five months. Prior to this, he lived in West Yorkshire.

The circumstances surrounding Mr Leggieri’s death remain unclear but police are not currently seeking anyone in connection with the incident.

Investigating officers would like to hear from anyone who knows Mr Leggieri and who may have seen him in the weeks before his death.


Police continue to quiz three over Doncaster death

South Yorkshire Police have released a picture of the man who died in Doncaster on Sunday.

Adam Szurgocinski who died in hospital Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Adam Szurgocinski, 26 from Doncaster was found at an address in Jubilee Road at 9.20am on Sunday 13 September by the ambulance service.

He was taken to hospital where he later died.

He is believed to have sustained a neck injury following an assault.

Three men who were at the house at the time have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

Disability charity celebrates year working in prison

A charity that helps people with hidden disabilities is celebrating its first anniversary of working with inmates at a Doncaster prison.

HMP Doncaster Credit: ITV Calendar

The Cascade Foundation help people with hidden disabilities such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and people who have suffered head injuries and has been working at HMP Doncaster, Marshgate.

Today they are holding a year anniversary event to mark the milestone occasion.

Jackie Hewitt-Main, founder and project director of The Cascade Foundation, is currently leading the work in Doncaster Prison.

The charity says that over the past nine years, Jackie has helped hundreds of prisoners across the country with learning difficulties to learn to read and write, gain qualifications and make a new start.

In her previous prison project, Jackie worked with over 400 prisoners and reduced the offending rate of her first project groups to 5.9 per cent compared to more than 70 per cent nationally.

Within the six years since their release three of these prisoners had served more than 40 sentences each, and yet none of them has re-offended since their release from her project.

– The Cascade Foundation

Doncaster gardening firm scoops flower show gold

A Doncaster gardening firm has scooped the top prize at the prestigious Harrogate Flower Show.

The Serenity Garden Credit: Paul Watson

PRW Garden Services, which is based in Bessacarr, picked up the gold award at the three-day event, which was visited by thousands of people over the weekend.

The Serenity Garden was developed around a woodland theme, which gardener Paul Watson says proved popular:

Police appeal after man found dead in Doncaster

Police investigating the death of a 44-year-old man in Balby, Doncaster, are asking for the public’s help in tracing his last movements.

Officers were called at around 5.20am on Sunday 14 September to a property in Balby Road, Doncaster, where the body of a man was found.

The man has today been identified as 44-year-old Giovanni Leggieri.

A post-mortem examination concluded that Mr Leggieri died from a single stab wound.

The circumstances surrounding Mr Leggieri’s death remain unclear but police are not currently seeking anyone in connection with the incident.


Police appeal after man's body found in Doncaster

An investigation is underway after a 44-year-old man was found dead in Doncaster.

Officers were called at around 5.20am on Sunday September 14, to a house in Balby Road where they found his body.

The man has been identified as Giovanni Leggieri. Tests have shown Mr Leggieri died from a stab wound.

The circumstances of his death are not clear but police have said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Cunningham fighting to become Donny's latest champ

Over the years Doncaster has produced a string of boxing champions, including the famous postwar heavyweight Bruce Woodcock, world title contender Jon Jo Irwin in the 90s, and currently the McDonnell twins, World champ Jamie & British champ Gavin. And now there is another.

Tomorrow night at the Doncaster Dome, Jason Cunningham fights for the Commonwealth bantamweight crown. John Shires reports.

Calls for safety checks after aircraft accident

An aircraft accident that caused an airport in Yorkshire to shut down has led to crash investigators to call for plane safety checks.

Plane's landing gear failed last month Credit: Andrew Roe

Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood airport was closed for several hours at the height of the holiday season last month after the left main landing gear of a BAE Systems Jetstream 31 plane collapsed after the aircraft landed.

With the left landing gear detached from its mounts, the aircraft slid along the runway at the Yorkshire airport and came to rest on the adjacent grass, with the single passenger and the two crew members able to get out unhurt.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said that on March 8 2012, the same aircraft, then operated by airline Manx2, had suffered a failure to its right main landing gear as it landed at Isle of Man airport.

The AAIB said that its investigation into the March 2012 had led to a safety recommendation to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) concerning the identification of cracks on landing gears fitted to Jetstream 31 aircraft.

The AAIB report added that given the similarities of last month's incident to the one in 2012 "it is evident that the inspections of, and the modifications to, the left main landing gear of G-GAVA (the LinksAir Jetstream) were not effective in preventing this accident".

Tuesday's report recommended the AAIB check Jetstream 31s of the kind involved in last month's incident.

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