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Doncaster man jailed for historic sexual offences

An 81-year-old man from Doncaster is expected to remain in jail for the rest of his life after admitting nine counts of non-recent rape of a child.

Edward Milne, of Austen Avenue, Balby, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today where he was sentenced to 14 years behind bars.

Milne admitted the offences, which spanned an eight-year-period, at a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court in October.

The victim contacted police in September 2014 and a full investigation was carried out.

Milne began to carry out this abuse when the victim was only nine years old and he continued this horrific behaviour over a period of eight years.

His victim was vulnerable and Milne took advantage of her trust in him.

I cannot underestimate the pain the victim has been forced to live with as a result of this abuse.

Her courage to come forward to police cannot be underestimated and Milne would not be spending life in prison was it not for her bravery.

– Detective Constable Rebecca Breakwell


Dangerous sex offender last seen in Doncaster

A dangerous sex offender who absconded from a mental health hospital in Bradford is now believed to be in Doncaster.

Elwin Cuffy escaped from Cygnet Hospital Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Elwin Cuffy is believed to have been sighted in Doncaster Town Centre at around 5pm yesterday.

South Yorkshire Police is now working alongside West Yorkshire Police to trace him after he absconded from Cygnet Hospital in Bierley yesterday.

Mr Cuffy has mental health issues and could pose a risk to himself or others. We would urge anyone who sees him to not approach him but to contact police immediately.

– Superintendent Paul McCurry, leading the South Yorkshire investigation

Man escapes from mental health hospital

A man has absconded from a mental health hospital in Bradford.

Have you seen Elwin Cuffy? Credit: West Yorkshire Police

49-year-old Elwin Cuffy was last seen at 3.55pm on Saturday at Cygnet Hospital in Bierley Lane.

He is described as black, 5ft 9ins tall, of medium build, with dreadlocks to the back of the head and a beard and moustache. He was last seen wearing a black and white T-shirt, black jacket, black jeans, black and white trainers.

Mr Cuffy is from Doncaster and has links to Leeds.

Mr Cuffy has mental health issues and could pose a risk to himself or others. We would urge anyone who sees him to not approach him but to contact police immediately.

– Detective Sergeant Craig Mckay, of Bradford District CID

Two men on the run after escaping from prison in Doncaster

Police are appealing for information after two men escaped from a prison in Doncaster.

Barry John Henry Lynn, who is 35-years-old and from Newcastle, and Michael Forster, who is 41 and from Gateshead, escaped from Hatfield Prison near Doncaster at 1:06pm on Wednesday.

Officers in both the South Yorkshire and Northumbria force areas are currently looking for the men, who are thought to be in a new shape blue Vauxhall Astra.

There is a possibility that the men may be in the north east and enquiries are ongoing to locate them.

The public are urged not to approach the men but to contact police if they see them.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and are currently in custody helping police with their enquiries.

Appeal after fatal ditch accident

A 24-year-old man has died following an accident in the Sykehouse area of Doncaster.

The man was found inside a Vauxhall Astra car in a roadside ditch off Oak Lane at around 6.20pm yesterday (November 24th).

It is believed the silver Astra may have been travelling in the direction of the A614 Selby Road but it is not known how long the vehicle was in the ditch before being discovered. Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle prior to the collision or anyone who may hold information.


Tesco distribution site workers to vote on strike action in Doncaster

Hundreds of drivers and warehouse workers at a Tesco distribution site in Doncaster are to be balloted for strike action in a row over pay.

Workers will vote on strike action next week Credit: PA

Unite said 700 of its members in Belfast and Doncaster will vote next week after rejecting a two-year offer of 0% this year and 1.5% in 2016.

Our members have been working very hard to get Tesco to the position where the company can announce promising financial results and be confident that it has turned the corner of the challenges of recent years. We don't want favours from the company but we believe that the current offer is far below what it can afford and what our members deserve. Unite members don't want to disrupt anyone's Christmas shopping but without a proper pay increase thousands of workers will not be able to enjoy their own Christmas in the way they deserve. We urge Tesco to revise its pitiful pay offer and avoid potential industrial action in the run up to Christmas.

– National officer Adrian Jones

Police appeal to trace missing teenagers

Police in Sheffield are asking help in locating two 15-year-old boys missing from South Yorkshire.

Shaquille George (L) and Kai Weerdmeester Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Shaquille George and Kai Weerdmeester are believed to be together and police say there have been a number of reported sightings of the teenagers, including social media activity where they have posted pictures together.

Kai, who is from the Doncaster area, was reported missing on Saturday 14 November at around 5pm, after he was last seen in College Road, Doncaster.

Shaquille was reported missing from the Abbeyfield Road area of Sheffield on Sunday 15 November, after last being seen at around 4pm.

Kai is around 5ft 8ins tall with braided hair that he can wear in an afro. He was last seen wearing black jogging bottoms, a black padded jacket and a silver snapback hat.

Shaquille is around 5ft 9ins tall and was last seen wearing a navy blue tracksuit and black trainers.

Man jailed for making indecent images of children

A man from Doncaster, who admitted making nearly 4,000 indecent images of children has been jailed for 16-months.

Matthew Sanderson was jailed after admitting to making indecent images of children Credit: South Yorkshire Police

23-year-old Matthew Sanderson, of Radburn Road, Doncaster, had his home searched in November 2013 after police suspected he had been making and distributing indecent images of children.

His laptop was seized and forensically examined, revealing 3,984 indecent images on his hard drive.

The specialist examination of his computer also revealed he had shared over 600 images online.

Sanderson is now behind bars for his sick crimes and control measures are in place to limit his contact with young people in future.

– DC David Whitehouse, South Yorkshire Police

Sanderson was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for ten years.

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