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Appeal to trace safe following suspected attack on elderly Maltby man

Police investigating a serious assault on an elderly man in Maltby have appealed for information to trace a safe or strong box which is believed to be missing from his home.

Two 19-year-old local men arrested on suspicion of attempt murder and burglary have today, Monday 5 October, been released on police bail. A 23-year-old local man, also arrested, was released without further action yesterday (Sunday 4 October).

The injured man remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

We are keen to hear from anyone who may have information about this item. It is described as light grey, with a key lock and a black handle. The size is approximately 40cm x 30cm x 18cm, which is big enough to accommodate A4 documents, and weighs around 7kg.

Salisbury Road is a busy thoroughfare with frequent buses and other vehicles passing through and I would appeal to anyone who may have been passing by, particularly early in the morning of Thursday 1 October, to cast their mind back - did you see anything suspicious?

– Acting Detective Sergeant Mike Fordham

Police arrest three men after elderly man found injured in Maltby

Police have arrested three men after an elderly man was found injured in his own home in Maltby.

The men, two aged 19 and a 23-year-old, all from the local area, were arrested today on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police were called to a property on Salisbury Road on Friday after an 80-year-old man was found collapsed.

The elderly man remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The three men have been detained and are helping police with enquiries.


Maltby Miners' memorial is unveiled

A memorial has been unveiled to remember those killed in one of our region's worst mining disasters.

The remains of most of the 27 men killed in a gas explosion at Maltby Colliery in 1923 are still entombed underground.

Today, their relatives - who have been raising money for a permanent memorial - met at the site of the explosion to pay tribute. David Hirst reports.

Two teenage girls arrested after disturbance

A 14 and 16-year-old girl were arrested last night after reports of a large number of young people on Morrell Street in Maltby behaving in an antisocial manner.

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Officers located approximately 50 young teens on Muglet Lane and Coronation Park.

A dispersal order was put in place to disperse the large group and officers remained in the area throughout the evening.

The two girls were arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

We believe this large gathering may have been pre-arranged and organised on social media.

I would like to send out a very clear message that we will not tolerate any form of antisocial or violent behaviour and action will be taken if you choose to behave in this manner. Extra officers will be in Maltby this evening on patrol to provide reassurance to residents and to provide an immediate response should there be any further, unacceptable behaviour in the area.

– Inspector Steve Brookes

Teenager seriously injured in Maltby crash

A 17-year-old girl is in hospital with serious injuries after a collision last night on Tickhill Road in Maltby.

At around 10.20pm, the girl was a rear seat passenger in the red Peugeot 306, when the car collided with a tree.

She was thrown from the car and taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The 18-year old male driver and the front seat passenger, a 16-year-old female, were also taken to hospital to be treated for injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.


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.

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.

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