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Six boys arrested in connection with Maltby arsons

Six boys have now been arrested in connection with a spate of arsons in the Maltby area.

The boys, who are all aged between 15 and 17-years-old, have been bailed pending further enquiries about three fires started in the early hours of Friday 5 December.

The first was at a garage on Blyth Road when a number of vehicles were set alight, the second incident occurred later on Millicent Gardens where a camper van and a Vauxhall Astra van were destroyed by the fire which also spread to nearby properties.

The occupants of three properties were evacuated. Significant damage was caused to the front of the properties.

The third incident was reported at 4.32am when a caravan parked on a driveway in Mortimer Road was damaged. The fire service attended and put out the fire.

No one was injured during the incidents.

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Teenager hit by car on way to school

A schoolboy is in hospital with serious injuries following a collision in Maltby, Rotherham, this morning.

The 15-year-old boy was on his way to school at around 8.25am when he was hit by a black Mini Cooper, being driven by a 26-year-old woman from Maltby.

Witnesses to the collision, which took place on the A631 High Street, opposite the Full Life Church, should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Police name Maltby woman found dead

Detectives investigating the death of a 58-year-old woman from Rotherham have named her as Christine Valerie Walker.

Mrs Walker, of Gladstone Road, Maltby, was found in her home early on Monday 9 December.

A 60-year-old local man arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed pending further enquiries.

A post mortem was inconclusive and further tests will be undertaken to determine the cause of the woman’s death.

Post mortem inconclusive as man bailed over Maltby death

Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a woman from Maltby.

Officers were called to a house in Gladstone Road, Maltby, early yesterday, Monday, 9 December, where the body of the 58-year-old woman was found.

A 60-year-old local man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail.

A post mortem was conducted but was inconclusive and further tests will be undertaken to determine the cause of the woman's death.

Doncaster woman awarded for car fire rescue

Catherine Neary and daughter Agatha with SYFR staff at Maltby fire station

A woman from Doncaster who pulled a driver from his car seconds before it burst into flames has been given an award.

Catherine Neary ran to a motorist after seeing his Vauxhall Corsa narrowly miss her BMW and plough into an electricity pylon on the A631 near Scotch Spring Lane, Maltby last year.

With flames coming from the engine, she dragged the man from the vehicle before fire quickly engulfed the car. The casualty, in his 20’s, was treated at the scene for minor injuries before going to Rotherham District General.

Catherine and her 13-year-old daughter Agatha, who witnessed the rescue, visited Maltby fire station last week where Catherine was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

Catherine said: “The car hit the pylon with tremendous force, and I could see flames coming from the bonnet almost straight away.

“The driver was very dazed but thankfully I managed to get him out of the car just in time because just after that the fire spread very, very quickly.

“I’m just thankful I acted so quickly as I’m not sure the driver would have been able to get out by himself. It’s really nice to be recognised by the fire service with this award.”

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Dog attack in Maltby

A rider thrown from her horse during a vicious attack by a dog wants to identify the owners to make sure the canine won't attack others.

Lisa McLean from Maltby was riding with her friend when a Pitbull type dog attacked her horse Minstrel. Minstrel suffered cuts to his neck and face while Lisa suffered whiplash injuries. Police are investigating the incident. Lisa is afraid the dog may attack other riders who use the area.

Care home future uncertain

Elderly people living at Melton Court in Maltby were given just days to move out after it emerged the home had no licence because its owner is in prison. A new owner stepped in to offer a reprieve but that was turned down by Rotherham Borough Council.

Melton Court Care Home

But now representatives from the council and the regulator, the Care Quality Commission, are due to give a final decision at a meeting with staff, residents and their families, later today.

Elderly residents face eviction from care home

The elderly and frail residents of a private care home in Maltby , near Rotherham have been told they've got only days to find somewhere else to live. The home is being closed after it emerged the owner is in prison and his licence to run the service was removed.

But their families say they haven't had enough notice to find alternative accommodation, and believe such a move risks damaging the health of their loved ones. Now they're seeking an injunction to keep the home open, as Lisa Adlam reports.

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