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200 evacuated after fire at Doncaster bed shop

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About 200 people had to be evacuated after a suspected electrical fault sparked a fire at a bed shop in Doncaster.

Firefighters have have been at Goodnight Sleeptight on Woodfield Way since the incident broke out at 9.40am on Thursday.

No-one was injured and crews managed to stop the fire spreading to other shops.

It is thought the fire was caused by a fault with an electric light fitting.


Police appeal to find missing Doncaster man

Police are appealing for help to find a man who has gone missing from Doncaster.

Ben Jones Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Ben Jones, who is 22, was last seen at Doncaster train station at around 9.30pm on Saturday May 14. He was reported missing yesterday.

He is described as white, 6ft 2ins tall, slim build with short, blond hair. He was wearing black jogging bottoms, a black hooded jacket with a white logo on the back, and white Converse trainers.

Police believe Ben is still in the local area, but it may also be possible that he has travelled to Lincolnshire.


Man, 32, reported missing in Doncaster

Officers in Doncaster are appealing to the public to help find a missing 32-year-old man.

Have you seen Evan Jury? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Evan Jury was last seen at around 9pm on Wednesday evening (11 May), in the Askern Road area of Bentley.

He hasn’t been seen or heard from since and officers are growing concerned as to his whereabouts.

Evan was last seen wearing dark coloured jeans and a dark coloured hooded top.

Council rejects Doncaster wildlife park's entertainment proposals

Doncaster Council has rejected Yorkshire Wildlife Park's application for a licence to hold live music events for up to 15,000 people.

Tigers at Yorkshire Wildlife Park Credit: Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The park was hoping to diversify into running entertainment shows and concerts.

However, some people living nearby objected to the plans amid fears that they would have an adverse impact on residents and animals living in the park.

Cat kicked to death during Doncaster robbery

Search for four men who carried out robbery at flat

A woman was assaulted and her cat fatally injured during a robbery at a flat in the Thorne area of Doncaster.

Four men broke into the property, in St Nicholas Road, on the evening of May 1st and left with an amount of money after searching the flat.

One of the men allegedly assaulted a woman during the incident. She suffered minor injuries, which did not require hospital treatment. Her cat was also kicked by one of the offenders and died five days later as a result of the incident.

All four men were white. One is described as wearing a dark coloured jacket and dark jeans with a stripe down the side. A second man is believed to be in his mid-30s, of a large build with stubble and dark brown hair. He is thought to have been wearing a black jacket.

And another of the alleged offenders is described as being in his early 40s, about 5ft 7ins tall with dark hair and stubble. He is believed to have been wearing tracksuit bottoms.

This was a nasty attack and I am thankful that the woman in the property was not seriously injured. I would like to appeal to anyone who knows who could be responsible to come forward and contact police. If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area or have any information please call 101 quoting incident number 1218 of 1 May 2016.

– Detective Constable Nina Frost
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