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Police release CCTV of teens who could have Doncaster rape investigation

Police in Doncaster are asking for help to try and identify any of the teens in the CCTV images, as they could possibly have information that could assist a rape investigation.

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On Sunday, 5 July, a 15-year-old girl was in the grounds surrounding the Doncaster Dome having attended the leisure centre earlier in the day with a friend.

At some point between 3pm and 4pm while in the grounds, the girl has reported she was raped by an unknown teenage boy.

He is described as white, approximately 5ft 4ins tall and of a thin build.

Officers would like to identify and trace the teenagers in the CCTV images as they believe they may be able to offer assistance with the investigation.

If you know the identity of the boys, or if you have any information regarding the incident, contact South Yorkshire Police.

60-year-old jailed over child sexual offences in Doncaster

A 60-year-old man has been jailed for ten years and nine months for 17 child sexual offences against young boys from Doncaster.

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David Jamfrey, of Scawthorpe, Doncaster, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today to be sentenced after pleading guilty to 17 child sexual offences against six boys at an earlier hearing.

He entered guilty pleas to 11 counts of sexual assault of a male under 13, four counts of sexual activity with a male aged between 13 and 15, one count of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child under 16, and one count of attempting to engage in sexual activity with a child.

Jamfrey was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and is subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

I hope today’s jail sentence provides some closure for his victims, who have been tormented and abused by this man for many years. Hopefully now they can begin to move forward with their lives knowing that he can no longer harm them. I would urge any victim of child sexual exploitation, or anyone who has concerns about a child, to report abuse to police so we can investigate.

– Investigating officer Detective Constable David Whitehouse


Newspaper reports: One Direction's Louis Tomlinson 'to be a dad'

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Louis Tomlinson is reportedly expecting a child with a Los Angeles-based stylist following a brief relationship. According to reports in both the People Magazine and The Sun, the 23-year-old One Direction star from Doncaster is set to become a parent with his close friend Briana Jungwirth.

A mutual friend of the pair insists that while Louis and the stylist aren't in a relationship, the singer will be a 'hands-on dad' when their baby arrives early next year.

Meanwhile a publicist representing the singer has refused to comment on the newspaper claims that he is to become a father. Asked by ITV News to respond to the claims, a representative said: "No comment". The band are currently touring the United States and are due to play in Seattle tomorrow. If true, it would make Tomlinson the first member of the band to become a father.

Police urge caution after reported drugs theft in Doncaster

Detectives investigating a reported burglary at a property in Balby are urging the public to be cautious, after it was discovered that a quantity of potentially fatal medication was taken.

The burglary is believed to have taken place between Monday 6 July and Wednesday 8 July, at a property in Balby Road.

Around 180 morphine tablets are reported to have been taken during the burglary.

Health professionals advise that one tablet could have potentially fatal side effects.

The tablets, which are called Zomorph, are in white and yellow boxes. They are clear and yellow capsules.

If you have been offered tablets that match this description, or hold any information as to the whereabouts of the medication, police would like to hear from you.


Man charged for identifying victim of sex offence on Facebook

A man from Doncaster has been charged for naming a victim of a sexual offence on the South Yorkshire Police Facebook page.

Shane Ward, 31, of Dukes Crescent in Edlington, commented on a sexual offences court case that was posted on SYP's page identifying the victim.

Anyone who is a victim of a sexual offence is protected by law and given lifetime anonymity.

Mr Ward was charged with Section 5 of the Sexual Offences Amendment Act 1992, breaching the victim’s right to anonymity.

He is due to appear at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 21 July.

Martin Fisher reports:

Two arrested over North Lincs village incident

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a violent disturbance in Westwoodside, Doncaster, yesterday afternoon.

A 44-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in police custody.

A second man, believed to be in his twenties, was taken to hospital with serious but none-life threatening injuries. He has also been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Dog dies in 'suspicious' caravan fire

A dog died in a caravan fire in the village of Moss, South Yorkshire on Tuesday night.

The fire started just before 10pm on Flashley Carr Lane.

Crews cooled and removed two propane gas cylinders from the caravan, which was well alight.

No one was inside the caravan at the time, but a small dog was sadly found to have perished.

Officers say the fire is thought to be suspicious.

Armed police swoop on North Lincs village after incident

Armed response vehicles and a police helicopter have been deployed to the village of Westwoodside in North Lincolnshire after an incident where shots are believed to have been fired.

Police say a man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a road traffic collision and a potential firearms incident.

It is believed a vehicle collided with a male pedestrian. No one else was hurt.

Shots are believed to have been fired in the area, but no one was injured as a result.

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