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Firefighters walk out in pensions row

Firefighters across the region have begun a two hour-strike in a fight over their pensions. From this morning, members of the Fire Brigades Union - who took part in a mass industrial action last week - are staging two hour strikes in the morning and evening for eight consecutive days.

Contingency plans are in place but the services have warned people to be extra careful.

Graham Wilkinson is the Brigade Chair of the South Yorkshire Fire Brigades Union.

Teenager charged over smoke bomb at football match

A 16-year-old boy from Barnsley has been charged after a smoke bomb was let off during Lincoln City's home game against Doncaster yesterday.

Aditionally, four men in their 20s and an 18 year-old man from Lincoln, together with a 20 year-old man from Billinghay, were arrested on suspicion of affray. All six have been released on police bail until 18th and 19th of August.

The teenager, meanwhile, will appear before Lincoln Youth Court on 28 July.

A 21-year-old from Bracebridge Heath, was charged with failing to comply with a banning order, while a 39-year-old from Doncaster, was charged with a public order offence.


Doncaster woman missing from home

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 23-year-old woman who has not been seen for eight days.

Missing: Sherrie Heseltine

Sherrie Heseltine left her home in Skellow, Doncaster, at around 9.30am on Wednesday 2 July. She has not been seen or heard from since. Police believe she could be in the Liverpool area. Sherrie is white, of slim build, with long dark hair and glasses.

Police concerned for three missing mental health patients

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of three mental health patients who have gone missing from Cheswold Park psychiatric hospital in Doncaster.

Missing Steven Harrison
Missing - 24-year-old Steven Harrison Credit: South Yorkshire Police
Missing - Joel Hardy
Missing - Joel Hardy Credit: South Yorkshire Police
Missing - John Cairns
Missing - John Cairns Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Steven Harrison, 24, and Joel Hardy, 23, failed to return to the hospital yesterday afternoon after they had been granted unsupervised leave. Meanwhile twenty three year old John Cairns was last seen leaving the hospital yesterday afternoon. Police believe the men are together.


Police appeal after arson attack in Doncaster

South Yorkshire police are appealing for witnesses after a suspected arson attack at a block of flats in Doncaster.

Emergency services were called to the flats in Durham Road in the Dunscroft area of the town at 11.15pm on Friday July 5, 2014. Police say a sofa had been pushed against an outside wall of a flat and set on fire. Nobody was injured in the blaze.

Man charged over Doncaster armed robberies

A man has been charged in connection with two armed robberies in Doncaster on Wednesday.

Police were called to Lifestyle Express, Rockingham Road, at 3pm following reports of a robbery in which cash was stolen.

At 7.25pm on the same day officers were called to a newsagents in Beckett Road following another report of an armed robbery. Cash was again stolen.

Today Warren Smith, 39, was charged with the two robberies, two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear, and a further charge of theft.

Police investigate after girl is asked to expose herself for money

Police are searching for a man they believe can help with an investigation into an incident in Balby, Doncaster.


A 12-year-old girl was approached by a man and asked to expose herself in return for money in a park of Waverly Avenue on June 8.

The girl refused and called her family for help.

Pc Caroline Thomas said: “This was, understandably, an upsetting and distressing thing to happen to a very young girl, and I would urge anyone with any information to call us immediately.

Sixth prisoner absconds in Doncaster

South Yorkshire Police are searching for another inmate who has absconded from HMP Hatfield in Doncaster.

Mounir Jaouane, had been released on temporary licence to his former home address in Lathkill Road, Woodthorpe, and failed to return to prison yesterday afternoon.

Jaouane was sentenced to an indeterminate prison sentence for robbery in January 2007. He's the sixth person to disappear from the open prison in recent weeks.

He is described as being black, around 5ft 8ins tall and of a medium build. He has short dark hair and brown eyes.

Earlier today Don Valley MP, Caroline Flint, expressed her concerns about the number of escapes.

Read: MP demands answers after fifth inmate absconds

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