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Man jailed for 19 years for Doncaster rapes

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for the rape and robberies of a number of women in Doncaster in 2014.

Jean Butoyi, formerly of Hyde Park, Doncaster, was jailed at Hull Crown Court , after a jury found him guilty of two counts of rape, four counts of robbery and one count of theft following a trial in May this year.

Jean Butoyi jailed for "truly horric crimes" Credit: South Yorkshire Police

The court heard how in May and June 2014, Butoyi lured two of his victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to an area off Thorne Road where he threatened them with violence and raped them.

One of the women was threatened with a knife and after the sexual assault, Butoyi took the contents of her handbag before leaving the scene. Butoyi was described as a 'violent and dangerous sexual offender' by the detectives who put him behind bars. Butoyi will be deported upon his release from prison.

His crimes were truly horrific and his victims have shown tremendous bravery throughout our investigation. I hope that the positive result today offers his victims some reassurance that justice has been served and hopefully gives them the closure they need to move on from this traumatic time in their lives.

– Investigating officers Detective Constables Alex Kirby and Chris Dalton

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Concern grows for missing young Doncaster woman

South Yorkshire Police are asking for help to find missing teenager Ebony Roberts.

Ebony Roberts has not been seen since last night Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Ebony, 16, has not been seen since she left her home address close to Doncaster town centre at about 6pm last night.

Officers and Ebony's family are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and would like to hear from anyone who has seen or heard from her.

She has connections to Barnsley and West Yorkshire. Ebony has long auburn hair and is described as medium build and about 5ft 4ins tall.

Police issue image over Doncaster sexual assault

South Yorkshire Police have issued an image of a man they want to identify in connection with a sexual assault in Doncaster.

Electronic image of man police want to identify Credit: South Yorkshire Police

The victim was approached by a man as she walked along St James Street in the town. He followed her down the side of Brodsworth House to a grassy area where he sexually assaulted her before leaving the scene. It happened on Sunday June 5 sometime after 10.30pm.

Her attacker is described as white, average build, with a pointy nose and blonde hair. He was wearing a dark hooded jacket and dark tracksuit bottoms.

80-year-old goes missing from South Yorkshire home

Have you seen Albert? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police in South Yorkshire are very concerned for the safety and wellbeing of missing 80-year-old man Albert Long from Cusworth.

Albert was last seen at around 4pm this afternoon when he was dropped her off at his home on Breydon Avenue.

It’s believed Albert may have left his home between this time and 7pm this evening, however he has not returned which is out of character for him.

There has been no contact or sightings of Albert since 4pm and officers are becoming increasingly worried for his welfare.

Albert was last seen wearing light grey coloured trousers, a blue shirt, mustard coloured jumper and a navy blue quilted jacket.

Doncaster Rovers sign John Marquis on two-year deal

Doncaster Rovers have signed Millwall forward John Marquis on a two year deal from Millwall.

Credit: Doncaster Rovers

The forward was on loan to Northampton Town and scored 6 goals in the final 16 games to help the Cobblers to the League Two title.

Marquis' move to the Rovers strengthens the attacking options available to the team.

He came through the Lions academy, has previously scored against Rovers (for Gillingham) and has a total of 30 career goals in 157 appearances.

John's experience of success at this level with Northampton could prove vital and we're delighted to have him on board.

– Darren Ferguson, First Team Manager - Doncaster Rovers

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Doncaster man reported missing

A 41-year-old man has been reported missing from the Thorne area of Doncaster.

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James Morris was reported missing on Friday 3 June following concerns from members of his family that they had not seen or heard from him in some time.

Inspector Lee Berry said: “While it is not unusual for James to be away from home, it is unusual for him to not contact his family during that time.

"He has now been away from home for longer than usual and we are keen to ensure that he is safe and well, as are his family. If you've seen or spoken to James, please let us know.

"James is about 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build and has short, dark hair. It is not known what James is wearing.”

Polar bears snapped cooling off in pool at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The bears wrestled in the water as temperatures soared Credit: David Roberts/ Yorkshire Wildlife Park

A pair of polar bears had the perfect answer for the heatwave by plunging into their deep cool lake for a playful wrestle.

The display thrilled visitors at Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster as the temperature soared around Britain.

The bears wrestled in the water as temperatures soared Credit: David Roberts/Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The animals love playing around in the water and with these temperatures, it is a perfect way to stay cool and have fun.”

“There is plenty of water for the animals to have a swim when the temperature rises and the visitors love watching them have fun.”

– Cheryl Williams, Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Doncaster teenager reported missing

A 16-year-old girl has been reported missing in Doncaster.

Lexus Harris was last seen at 2am this morning asleep in bed. Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Lexus Harris has not been seen since the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 31 May).

Police say she was last seen at 2am this morning asleep in bed at her home in Crookes Road, Doncaster. However, when her relatives woke up, Lexus was missing and police were called at 8.15am.

The teenager is described as being around 5ft 3ins tall, with mousy brown hair, of medium build.

Concerns are growing for her welfare and officers want to hear from anyone who may know where Lexus is.

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