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Seven men charged with child sexual exploitation offences

Seven men have been charged with child sexual exploitation offences as part of Operation Clover.

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Four of the seven men have been charged with rape. Asif Ali, 30, Waleed Ali, 33, Ishtiaq Khaliq, 32, and Masoued Malik, 31, are all from Rotherham.

Waleed Ali is also charged with indecent assault and Ishtiaq Khaliq a further two charges of indecent assault.

Masoued Malik has also been charged with conspiracy to indecently assault and conspiracy to falsely imprison.

Mohammed Whied, 31, from Sheffield, has been charged with two counts of aiding and abetting rape.

Two defendants previously charged with multiple child sexual offences have also been charged as part of the ongoing investigation.

Arshid Hussain, 40, and Basharat Hussan, 39, have each received a further charge of indecent assault. Basharat remains on remand at HMP Doncaster.

In addition, two men have been reported on summons. Sageer Hussain, from Goole, has been reported on summons for four counts of rape and one count of indecent assault. Naeem Rafiq, 32, from Eastwood, has been reported on summons for conspiracy to indecently assault and conspiracy to falsely imprison.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in Rotherham between January and October 2003.

All nine men will appear before Rotherham Magistrates’ Court on Monday 16 November.

Warning: benefits system can harm your health

People with Multiple Sclerosis say the benefits system is harming their health - because of the pressure of disability assessments.

The MS Society says some patients are even missing out on benefits they are entitled to - because the system is complex - and in some cases, unfair. One woman from Goole has even suffered a relapse of her condition - something she puts down to the stress of her assessment. Michael Billington has been to meet her.

Police continue to search for missing Howden man

Searches are continuing today for missing Howden man Alan Woods.

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Police are concerned for the welfare of the 67-year-old as it is believed he may have intentions to harm himself. Mr Woods was reported missing yersterday afternoon.

He is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, slim build, brown eyes, with short, greying/silver hair. He is thought to be wearing black trousers and navy blue and racing green coloured top.

The police helicopter, dog handlers, the coastguard, fire and rescue and other resources were searching the area around Hook near Goole yesterday and a large number of resources have gone back there again today.

Man charged with 45 child sexual exploitation offences

A man has been charged a man with 45 offences relating to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

Arshid Hussain, 40, of High Street, East Cowick, Goole, has this afternoon (Thursday 11 June) been charged with a string of offences including indecent assault, unlawful sexual intercourse and unlawful imprisonment.

He’s also been charged with causing a child to be removed from their parent, assault, and procuring of a female to have sexual intercourse.

Hussain has been bailed to appear before Rotherham Magistrates Court later this month.


Brothers charged over child sex offences

Two brothers from Goole have been charged by police in South Yorkshire with a number of historic child sex offences.

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Bannaras Hussain, of Bridge Close, Goole, has been charged with 22 offences against girls under the age of 16 spanning a period of four years between 1998 and 2002. His charges include three counts of rape, four counts of aiding and abetting rape, nine counts of indecent assault, two counts of assault and four counts of procuring a woman for prostitution.

His brother Sageer Hussain, 29, of the same address, has also been charged with for four counts of rape in 2003 of a girl under 16.

Eleven other men are still on police bail in connection with the investigation.

NHS Trust to apply for multi-million pound government loan

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust says it is applying for a multi-million pound government loan to help with running costs.

The trust, which runs hospitals in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole, is expected to announce a deficit of £18 million this year. Bosses say they're asking the Department of Health for a one off loan to close the funding gap and ensure the trust's sustainable future.

Bomb scare shuts Goole police station

Goole Police Station has been closed to the public after an unexploded device was handed in at the front counter.

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Staff have been evacuated and the building has been closed whilst advice is sought from the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) regarding safe disposal of the object.

The device is believed to be from World War Two and is described as a shell which is approximately 6ins long and 2ins wide.

All members of the public are urged to stay away from the police station until the device has been made safe.

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