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Man arrested on suspicion of Balby murder

Christopher Cumpsty

A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of Christopher Cumpsty.

Mr Cumpsty, aged 43, was found dead at his home in Cross Street, Balby, near Doncaster on March 11th. He had suffered multiple injuries.

The 45-year-old man arrested currently remains in police custody. A 41-year-old woman who was previously arrested on suspicion of murder remains on bail.

Officers are keen to trace information about Mr Cumpsty's last known movements at the beginning of March and are asking anyone with any information to call 101 quoting incident number 128 of 11 March 2016.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111.

Police searching for missing Doncaster man

Police in Doncaster are asking for public's help in finding a missing man.

Have you seen missing Simon? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

25-year-old Simon Smith was last seen on Thursday afternoon in Balby, near to the Woodfield Plantation area.

Simon is described as white, 6ft tall, slim build with short dark hair with grey on the side. He is believed to be unshaven and when he was last seen he was wearing a black coloured Superdry jacket, blue jeans, blue and black Nike trainers with distinctive yellow laces.

Prisoner on the run arrested in Hull

An escaped prisoner is back behind bars after being arrested in Hull.

Jeremiah St Phorose

Jeremiah St Phorose, who's 27, was reported missing from Hatfield open prison in Doncaster on March 28th. He is originally from Hull and had been serving an indefinite life sentence for offences including burglary and wounding.


Three charged following South Yorkshire drugs raid

Three men have been charged in connection with alleged drugs offences in South Yorkshire following a police operation earlier this week.

Warrants were executed at properties at a number of locations across Mexborough throughout the morning.

A quantity of drugs and offensive weapons were recovered from several properties.

Three men have been charged following the operation.

Coban Sheridan, 20, of Schofield Street, Mexborough, was charged with possession of a controlled drug.

Kyle Shaw, 23, of Oak Court, Mexborough, was charged with drugs trafficking and 19-year-old Adrian Foster, of no fixed address, was charged with possession with intent to supply.

All were due to appear before Doncaster Magistrates’ Court today.

In addition to the warrants, officers from the LPT carried out high visibility reassurance patrols to offer advice and support to the wider community. Our efforts to crack down on illegal activity in Mexborough will very much continue so we can make our town a safer place to work and live.

– Inspector Richard Collingwood from the Local Policing Team

BT plans recruitment drive in Doncaster

The communications giant BT has announced it is to recruit around 90 more people at its contact centre in Doncaster, as part of plans to employ 1,000 new staff in the UK.

The new recruits will work in mainly sales and customer service roles with recruiters looking for applicants from across Doncaster and the wider area.

BT has a long history of being one of the largest private sector employers and investors in Doncaster. It is great news that we are now able to carry out this latest recruitment to further strengthen our presence here.

– Tom Keeney, BT’s regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber

Police release CCTV image of missing Doncaster man

Police searching for a man missing from Doncaster have released a CCTV image of him captured on the day he went missing.

Missing Doncaster man James Henderson Credit: South Yorkshire Police

67-year-old James Henderson was last seen on CCTV at Mark Jarvis bookmakers in Askern sometime after 1pm on Saturday April 2.

He was last seen in person leaving his home in Asker earlier the same day. He left with a pushbike that had been hand-painted in navy blue with upside down racing bike handlebars.

Police believe he will be wearing a patterned flat cap, burgundy t-shirt and light blue tracksuit top as seen in the CCTV image.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police.

Escaped Hatfield prisoners 'may have travelled to Nottingham area'

Police say two prisoners on the run from Hatfield prison in Doncaster may have travelled to the Nottingham area.

Darrel Bryce and Jeremiah St Phorose

31-year-old Darrel Bryce and 27-year-old Jeremiah St Phorose were both serving indefinite life sentences when they walked out of the prison some time during the morning of Easter Monday. Officers have warned that the pair should not be approached.

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