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South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a firearm was found in an abandoned car in Doncaster.
Police were in pursuit of a black Seat Ibiza on Sunday 20th March when the car was abandoned.
The car was travelling along Schofield and was stopped on Catherine Street where two men were seen fleeing the scene.
The vehicle and the contents are being forensically examined and both men remain at large.
Police are appealing for information after a gun was fired in the Mexborough area of Doncaster yesterday.
At 6.10pm, officers were called to reports that gun shots had been heard in the Frederick Street area of Mexborough.
Following forensic examination of the scene by specialist officers it was established that a weapon had been fired at the location. Further work to trace a vehicle believed to be involved in the incident was undertaken.
During the evening, South Yorkshire Police worked with other forces across the country as the vehicle travelled south. At around 2.50am this morning, Hertfordshire Police stopped the vehicle and three men were arrested.
The men, aged 24, 26 and 27 were arrested on suspicion of firearm offences and area being held in custody in Hertforshire, where South Yorkshire officers are travelling to interview them.
At this stage we have not received any information or found any evidence that anyone has been injured as a result of the incident. I understand this will be worrying for those living locally but I believe this was a targeted incident and do not consider there to be any wider danger to residents.
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.
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.
“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."
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Police in Doncaster are appealing for information after a 57-year-old man died five days after he was found injured in the road.
At around 1.15pm on Monday 14 September, police found a man injured close to the junction with Doncaster Road and Clayfield Road in Mexborough. His red and white Honda Cub scooter was found nearby.
He was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries, but died five days later on Saturday 19 September.
Police would like to speak to a man and a woman who are believed to have stopped to help the man before the ambulance arrived.