Twelve lambs have died after being shot at a farm in Doncaster.
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.
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.
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Part of the A1(M) remains closed after a man died when a car left the motorway and plunged into the River Don.
A man has died after a car left the carriageway and went into the River Don in South Yorkshire this morning.
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.
An elderly man, who was rescued from a fire at a house in Doncaster this morning, has died.
Firefighters from Doncaster, Adwick and Dearne stations, were called to the detached bungalow on Stonehill Rise at around 6.30am.
An investigation is now underway to find out the cause of the blaze.
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."
Police have not released information about the occupants in the car.
An elderly man has been rescued from a fire at his home in Doncaster.
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.
Police in Doncaster are searching for a missing man in the town.
20-year-old Matthew Kidd was last seen near to the allotments close to West End Lane in Rossington on Thursday 17th March.
Detectives say it is very out of character and are asking anyone who sees Matthew to come forward.
An investigation is underway after an armed robbery at a petrol station near Doncaster.
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.