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Witnesses sought after Doncaster dog attack

Police are asking for anyone who saw a woman being attacked by a dog in Doncaster to come forward.

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The 51-year-old suffered 'potentially life-changing' injuries in the attack which took place around 7:30pm on Wednesday night. She had been out walking in Ramsden Road in Hexthorpe, Doncaster.

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man and seized the dog involved, but are asking anyone with more information to come forward.

CCTV released over August bank holiday rape

Police investigating the rape of a woman in Doncaster in August have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to.

At around 12.40am on Monday 31 August, it is believed a 26-year-old woman was attacked in an alleyway leading from Silver Street, between VDKA and Grafitti bar.

This was an unprovoked attack on a young woman on a night out in Doncaster town centre.

As it was a bank holiday weekend, the town would have been busy so I’d appeal to anyone who was in the Silver Street area between 12am and 1am on the Sunday evening into Monday morning to think back and see if they witnessed any suspicious activity.

– Detective Constable Andy Eshelby


Vulcan aircraft fans could cause 'safety risk'

Fans of the Vulcan aircraft are being urged not to go and see it take off or land as it could put its final flights at risk.

Vulcan aircraft Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The world's last flying aircraft of its kind will take off from Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster next weekend for its final tour of the country.

But the Vulcan to the Sky Trust has warned supporters not to go and watch there as too many people at the scene would cause a risk to safety and could mean the bomber won't be able to fly at all.

Woman from Doncaster goes missing

Police in Doncaster are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing 27-year-old Magdelana Charciarek and are asking for your help to locate her.

Magdelana Charciarek Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Magdelana, who is Polish, was last seen on Wednesday leaving her family's house in Cookson Street, Doncaster.

She is described as being around 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build, with blue eyes and long light brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a grey coat with blue skinny jeans, a blue t-shirt and a long red scarf. Magdelana also wears glasses.

Police hunt armed gang who stole car from father travelling with his four-year-old daughter

Police in Doncaster are hunting for a gang of armed men who stole a car from a father who was travelling with his young daughter on Tuesday night.

The incident happened close to Levet Road at 7.35pm. It is believed that five men, who were all wearing balaclavas, told a man and his four-year-old daughter to get out of their white coloured Ford Kuga 4x4 vehicle. The men then left the scene in the stolen vehicle abandoning a black coloured BMW 5 Series vehicle they had been travelling in.

The stolen white coloured Ford Kuga 4x4 has still not been recovered. The registration plate is: YP15 OYB.

Fortunately the victim and his daughter were not injured in the incident, but have been left understandably shaken by what took place.

– Detective Sergeant Liza-Jo Hope


Concern for missing Doncaster man

Police in Doncaster say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 28-year-old Liam Tomlinson who has gone missing.

They are asking anyone who might have seen him to contact them. Liam was last seen at around 7.30am on September 28th when he left an address in Ramsden Road, Doncaster. He has not been seen or heard from since.

He is 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build, with brown hair and green/blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans with a grey t-shirt, a black jacket and blue and white trainers.

Man found guilty of sex offences against 8-year-old girl

A 43-year-old man has been found guilty of multiple sexual offences against an 8-year-old girl in Doncaster.

David Joseph Coates, of Cherry Tree Drive Credit: South Yorkshire Police

The jury at Sheffield Crown Court heard how David Joseph Coates, of Cherry Tree Drive, had abused the young girl over a number of years in the Doncaster area.

An investigation was launched after the girl reported the abuse to police in August 2014.

Coates continued to deny his offending, which meant the victim was subjected to the additional distress of a public trial.

She has been incredibly brave throughout our investigation and during legal proceedings.

I hope that the guilty conviction from the jury last week offers some comfort to the victim and her family after what has been the most traumatic time in their lives.”

– Temporary Detective Sergeant Laura Jones from Doncaster’s Public Protection Unit

Doncaster police appeal to find missing woman

South Yorkshire police are appealing for help to find a woman who has gone missing from Doncaster.

Gemma Mitchell who has gone missing from Doncaster Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Gemma Mitchell, 21, was last seent around 10.20am on Wednesday September 23, leaving her home in East View in Bawtry.

She is described as being around 5ft 1ins tall, with shoulder length brown hair.

There have been unconfirmed sightings of her in the Hyde Park area of Doncaster on Friday and Saturday.

Anyone who may know her whereabouts is urged to contact police.

Boy, 3, seriously hurt in Doncaster collision

A three-year-old boy is in hospital with serious injuries following a collision in Denaby Main, Doncaster, earlier today.

Emergency services were called at around 11.30am to reports of a collision in Tickhill Square between a grey Nissan X-Trail and a child. He was taken to hospital by air ambulance. The road was closed for a short time. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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