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We 'recognise enormous inconvenience' to customers, say Yorkshire Water

More than 3,500 homes and properties in South Yorkshire are currently with without tap water after a contamination scare.

The alarm was raised in Thorne, near Doncaster, yesteday afternoon, after high levels of bacteria were found in water samples. Teams from Yorkshire Water have been working through the night to try to solve the problem and dozens of gallons of water have been delivered to residents in the streets.

Yorkshire Water spokesman Richard Sears said: "We recognise the enormous inconvenience it is causing our customers."


100,000 litres of bottled water delivered to Thorne after contamination scare

Residents fill up containers after 100,000 litres of water delivered to Thorne Credit: ITV Yorkshire

'Very concerned for residents' over contaminated tap water, tweets Ed Miliband


Concern for man missing from Doncaster home

Christopher French Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who has gone missing from home in South Yorkshire.

Christopher French, 31, was last seen at 10.30pm yesterday, when he left his home in the Warmsworth area of Doncaster in a red Ford Focus.

He is 5ft 8ins tall and was last seen wearing a white jacket with a green leaf pattern, navy blue shorts and white Nike trainers. Anyone with information should call 101.

Bailey Matthews completes his latest triathlon

It's congratulations to Doncaster's Bailey Matthews who completed his latest triathlon yesterday at his very own event. Bailey, who has cerebral palsy, staged a shortened version of the triathlon in Derby that ran alongside an event hosted by formula one star Jenson Button.

He completed all the stages in just over half an hour - this time crossing the line without taking the now famous tumbles that made him an internet sensation almost a year ago. Here he is in action.

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