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Police appeal after Doncaster dog attack

Police are appealing for help following a dog attack in Denaby near Doncaster.

It happened around 5.30am on Thursday March 25, when a 57-year-old man was walking his 16-year-old Lhasa Apso, along Stoncliffe Walk and two unknown dogs believed to be a Bulldog/Greyhound cross breed ran towards them and attacked the man and dog.

The 57-year-old man suffered minor injuries. The Lhasa Apso died during the incident.

The unknown dogs were not with their owner and are believed to have ran off in the direction of a nearby restaurant.


Gavin hoping to emulate twin Jamie's european glory

Doncaster's Gavin McDonnell takes on the unbeaten Ukrainian Alexander Egorov for the vacant European Super Bantamweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield this Saturday.

It was exactly five years ago when his identical twin brother Jamie won his european title that Gavin decided he too could become a champion.

John Shires has been talking to him, and we must warn you that his report contains flash photography:


Five years of austerity in Doncaster

ITV Calendar has been in Doncaster today ahead of the start of the General Election campaign. Locals have been giving their views on the five years of austerity since the Coalition Government came to power. Dave Honeybone was one of the local care workers who went on strike when his job was privatised last year. He says he has lost hundreds of pounds a month because of the changes to his terms and conditions. Mick Wattam from the Doncaster People's Assembly has been involved in campaigns against cuts to local services, including care homes, in the town.

Four children in hospital after accident involving off-road bike

Police are appealing for witnesses after four children and a man were injured in an accident involving an off-road motorcycle.

It happened on Elm Road in Auckley, near Doncaster around 6.10pm on Friday March 20, when there was a collision between the bike and the children, three boys aged 11, 8 and 7 and a 9-year-old girl.

The 21-year-old rider and the 11-year-old boy were taken to hospital suffering serious injuries. The three other children were also taken to hospital.

Police hunt for 'hole-in-the-wall' thieves

An investigation is underway after a cash machine was stolen from a wall of a building in Doncaster.

Police believe a fork-lift type vehicle was used to take the machine out of the wall at Thorne Road, before being loaded onto a silver pick-up vehicle, which was driven off in the direction of FIeld Road.

Officers are exploring the possibility that this theft could be linked to others in South Yorkshire.

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