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Police appeal after Christmas presents are stolen from Doncaster home

Police investigating the burglary of a home in Doncaster in which Christmas presents were stolen have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

On Sunday 20 December, it was reported that a house in Clayfield View, Mexborough was broken into at about 2.45pm and a number of Christmas presents stolen.

The offender gained entry into the house by smashing a window and then proceeded to search the house before leaving towards Coniston Road flats.

PC James Harding said: “The occupants of this house have had their Christmas ruined by the offender responsible for this intrusive crime.

“The offender has opened all of the family’s Christmas presents and cards from their loved ones and has removed gift money from various cards.

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“Along with a quantity of cash, a number of electronics and jewellery items were also stolen.

“The despicable actions of this offender have left the family extremely upset at what should be a very happy time of the year for them."


Pint-sized Bailey takes on world champ Tyson Fury

Boxing champion Tyson Fury met his match when challenged to a fight by pint-sized Bailey Matthews.

Eight-year-old Bailey, from Doncaster, had earlier stolen the show at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards where he received a standing ovation and an award for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity.

The youngster, who has cerebral palsy, became a worldwide internet sensation in July after video footage of him completing his first triathlon at Castle Howard went viral. He pushed away his walking aid to cross the finish line in a move that has made him an inspiration to millions of people.

The cheeky youngster challenged the controversial boxer to a sparring session over breakfast the day after the awards - and left the big man calling out to his dad and wife for help!

Tyson Fury bags himself a bargain in Doncaster

He may be a multi-millionaire but world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury still likes to bag a bargain or two - snapped, below, at a discount store in Doncaster.

At the checkout: Tyson Fury Credit: Ross Parry

The controversial fighter who recently became the toast of the boxing world after defeating Wladimir Klitschko was snapped in the aisles of the town's B&M store in Church View this afternoon.

The boxer was pictured at the checkout - although what he bought from the store remains a mystery. The photo, taken by Shiree Kerry, has already gone viral on Facebook and Twitter with people watching on as at the self-styled Gypsy King grabbed a few festive bargains.

The Lancashire-based boxer has Doncaster connections though - his wife Paris is from the town and it is thought that he may have been visiting relatives.

58-year-old man jailed for possession of indecent images of children

A 58-year-old man has been jailed for possession of indecent images of children, following a court hearing today.

Steven Paul-Davis Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Steven Paul-Davis, of Swinburne Avenue, Doncaster, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court to receive his sentence after he pleaded guilty to possession of indecent images of children at an earlier hearing.

He was jailed for 18 months.

Police began investigating Paul-Davis in 2014 after they received information that suggested he was in possession of indecent images of children.

Following a raid at his house in May 2014, where officers seized his electrical devices, a high number of indecent images were recovered.

Indecent images are categorised into varying levels of severity from Category A to Category C, A being the worst. Forensic analysis of Paul-Davis’ electronics showed he had around 1800 indecent images and over 500 videos on several hard drives, some of which were Category A.

– Detective Sergeant Matthew Bolger

Paul-Davis was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.


Police appeal for witnesses after fatal Doncaster collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 57-year-old man died in a collision in Doncaster yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 9 December).

It is believed that around 3pm, the man was driving along Thorne Road, towards the town centre, in a black Mercedes E350 when he was involved in a collision.

The driver suffered fatal injuries at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the collision and officers are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to please get in touch.

Police say man’s family have been informed.

Police name Doncaster crash victim

Police have named a woman who died in a collision in Doncaster at the weekend.

Moira Begbie died in a collision outside of Doncaster on Saturday Credit: South Yorkshire Police

47-year-old Moira Begbie, from Warmsworth near Doncaster, died in the early hours of Saturday morning.

She was driving along Sheffield Road towards Conisbrough when her blue Ford C-Max collided with a white lorry.

Police are asking anyone with any information to come forward.

Woman dies in Doncaster collision

A 47-year-old woman has been killed after the car she was driving was in collision with another car.

It happened around 8am, when the woman and a 53-year-old man travelling in opposite directions along Sheffield Road crashed.

The woman's family have been informed. The driver of the HGV suffered minor injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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