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Lambs shot dead in 'intolerable' attack at Doncaster farm

Twelve lambs have died after being shot at a farm in Doncaster.

Credit: File photo

Officers are investigating the incident at Cherry Tree Lodge Farm in Crow Tree Bank which is thought to have happened overnight.

Six lambs were found shot dead, and a further six were left with gunshot wounds and are being put down. A further two ewes were injured.

Both incidents have caused distress and outrage not only in our local communities, but across South Yorkshire.

It is simply intolerable and I want to reassure the local community that we are determined to find those responsible.

I understand that people will be concerned and we are exploring a number of lines of enquiry to confirm that these incidents are linked.

We must keep an open mind in this early stage of the investigation and this is where any information that you hold, however small, could prove significant to finding out who did this.

Please, if you saw anything suspicious in the area or have heard anyone discussing this matter locally, get in touch.

– Inspector Mark Payling

Two men on the run from Doncaster prison

Have you seen these escaped prisoners? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police are searching for two absconders from HMP Hatfield & Young Offenders Institution in Doncaster.

The two men, Daniel Bryce, 31, and Jeremiah St.Phorose, 27, are believed to have left the open prison on Thorne Road in Hatfield together.

Both men were serving indefinite life sentences for separate offences including burglary and wounding for St Phorose, and robbery and possession of a firearm for Bryce.

St.Phorose, who is originally from Hull, has connections in Selby in West Yorkshire and in Humberside.

Bryce is originally from Nottinghamshire and has connections in the Nottingham and Worksop areas.

Click below to watch Martin Fisher's report:

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Man dies after car plunges into River Don

A man has died after a car left the carriageway and went into the River Don in South Yorkshire this morning.

Man's body recovered from River Don Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Emergency services were called to the A1 (M) in Doncaster between junctions 36 to 37 around 6.30am following the incident. The vehicle has now been recovered from the water.

The body has not yet been formally identified though the family have been informed.

The northbound carriageway is expected to be closed until later this afternoon and drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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Motorway chaos after car plunges into River Don

A car which plunged into a river has led to the partial closure of a motorway.

The northbound carriageway of the A1M in South Yorkshire has been closed between junctions 36 and 37 as emergency services try to remove the car from the River Don, police said.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

South Yorkshire Police said officers received reports that the car had entered the River Don at around 6.30am on Monday.

The northbound carriageway is closed and is expected to remain closed for some time while the incident is dealt with."

– South Yorkshire Police spokesman

Police have not released information about the occupants in the car.

Elderly man rescued from Doncaster house fire

An elderly man has been rescued from a fire at his home in Doncaster.

Firefighters rescue elderly man from house fire Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Three fire engines from Doncaster, Adwick and Dearne were called to the blaze at 6.30am this morning.

The detached bungalow on Stonehill Rise was well alight when crews arrived. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the house and rescued the man.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Doncaster police hunt armed robber

An investigation is underway after an armed robbery at a petrol station near Doncaster.

Investigation after armed robber at Thorne petrol station Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It happened around 3.25pm on Monday March 21, when a masked man entered a petrol station in Selby Road in Thorne and threatened staff with what is believed to be a metal bar. He escaped with cash.

He was wearing dark jogging bottoms and a black jacket with a dark hooded top underneath.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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