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Police seek four armed robbers in Bentley

Police are searching for four men in Bentley, near Doncaster, after an armed robbery.

The four broke into a house in North Swaithe Close just after midnight on Friday 27 February threatening those inside the property with what are believed to be pieces of wood and a knife.

They then fled the scene after stealing high value items, including an item of jewellery worn by one of the victims and a safe.

Detective Constable Helaine Hardy said: “This was a vicious and nasty incident that has caused serious distress and fear.

“The residents were left terrified by the actions of this group and we would ask that anyone with information comes forward and assists with our enquiries.”


Doncaster man admits to abducting two 14-year-old girls

A Doncaster man has admitted two counts of child abduction after two underage missing girls were found at his flat.

Andrew Lakin, 19, of no fixed abode but formerly of Intake, pleaded guilty at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday.

The two girls, both aged 14 at the time, were found separately at Lakin’s property in Lothian Road in September and October 2014.

The first girl was reported missing by her mum on the evening of 18 September 2014 after she failed to return home and a large-scale police search was launched to find her.

She was found by police at Lakin’s home at around 4am the following morning and he was arrested on suspicion of child abduction.

A second girl was reported missing on 13 October 2014 and was found at Lakin’s flat the following day.

Lakin was arrested and later charged with two counts of child abduction.

He will be sentenced on Tuesday 17 March.

Man in court over murder of fellow inmate at Doncaster prison

A 25-year-old year old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a fellow inmate at Doncaster prison.

Kieron Simpson appeared before the town's magistrates charged with the murder of 43-year-old old Robert Bryan, who died in hospital on Friday after he was allegedly attacked.

Simpson was remanded in custody until March the 16th when he'll appear at Sheffield Crown Court.

Man charged with murder at Doncaster jail

A man has been charged with murder following the death of an inmate at Doncaster prison.

The victim has been named as 43-year-old Robert Bryan who was allegedly assaulted inside the prison on Friday evening. He died later that night from head injuries.

Fellow prisoner Kieron Simpson, who is 25, is charged with his murder and will appear before Doncaster Magistrates Court tomorrow.


East Coast mainline privatisation branded as "madness" by unions

Rail union campaigners have protested at stations along the East Coast main line to mark the route's return to private ownership.

The RMT union say it should stay in the public sector because it's provided the Treasury with millions of pounds since it was taken over six years ago following the collapse of National Express.

But from tomorrow it will be handed over to be run by private firms Virgin and Stagecoach.

Arrest over Doncaster Prison murder

A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a man at Doncaster Prison.

The victim was assaulted last night inside Doncaster Prison and died in hospital. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It's alleged the victim was assaulted at the jail at around 6 o'clock last night.

He was taken to hospital, where he later died.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held in police custody.

A post-mortem is to be carried out today, but the victim is yet to be identified.

Miliband outlines Labour's 'Youth Pledge' in Leeds

Labour leader Ed Miliband will be discussing Labour's 'Youth Pledge' on a visit to our region today.

Labour Leader Ed Miliband is in West Yorkshire later to discuss policies on young people Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The pledge will outline the party's youth policies, which includes their stance on tuition fees.

He'll be joined on his visit to Leeds by Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.

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