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Appeal after man found in road dies

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.


Man jailed for 'horrific' sexual abuse against seven-year-old girl

A 45-year-old man has been jailed for ten years after being convicted of multiple sexual offences against a child in Doncaster.

Yahia Ali, of Cowood Street, Mexborough, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today (Friday 18 September) to receive his sentence after pleading guilty to seven counts of rape.

In March 2015, police were called after the seven-year-old victim disclosed that Ali had abused her.

The victim has shown exceptional bravery in this case and should be commended for her courage in coming forward.

Ali subjected a vulnerable young girl to horrific sexual abuse and I hope the victim and her family are reassured by the significant jail term handed to him today.

– Laura Jones, Temporary Detective Sergeant

Witness appeal after graffiti damage at train station

Do you recognise these men?

Credit: British Transport Police
Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police has released CCTV images of a group of men they believe could have key information about graffiti damage at Mexborough Station.

The passenger subway at the station was vandalised at around 5.30pm on Wednesday, 25 March.

Police say that CCTV cameras were sprayed out and walls and roof of the subway were also sprayed. Two cameras were damaged by the spray paint in an attempt to obscure any view of the offenders.

Graffiti is criminal damage and costs money to remove. We believe the three men in the images could have vital information about the criminal damage and we urge them or anyone who recognises them to come forward to assist with our enquiries.

– PC Helen White, investigating officer

Mexborough Market set for improvement works

A £470,000 refurbishment of Mexborough Market is due to start. Subject to final planning permission for the move being approved, the outdoor market will be temporarily relocated while work is carried out. The redevelopment programme will include the installation of new market stores and improvements to access for visitors. It is expected the work on the market will take approximately 20 weeks, during which time the temporary market on Hope Street will be open during normal operating hours.


Man jailed over burglary which left woman blind in one eye

A 29-year-old man has been jailed for ten-and-a-half years after admitting his part in an aggravated burglary in Mexborough which left a woman blind in one eye.

Mark Milner, from Doncaster, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday 10 December where he pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary.

Mark Milner was jailed for 10 and a half years Credit: South Yorkshire Police

On Saturday 5 October 2013, Milner and two others broke into a property in Chaucer Road, Mexborough, wearing balaclavas and wielding hammers and poles.

The trio assaulted the residents, a 55-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, striking the woman in the head and beating the man. As a result of her injuries, the woman has now lost sight in one eye.

Forensic evidence left at the scene tied Milner to the crime. He was arrested the following day and charged in June 2014.

A 25-year-old man and a 23-year-old man, both from Doncaster, were arrested in connection with the incident and were released due to insufficient evidence.

Elderly man fights for life after being hit by car

An 84-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after he was hit by a car in Mexborough.

The collision with with a blue Vauxhall Vectra happened in Doncaster Road, at the junction with Montague Street, at around 12.20pm yesterday.

The driver of the Vectra, a 72-year-old man from Denaby Main, is thought to be unhurt.

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone who saw the incident to contact them.

Four-year-old crash victim is named

Dylan Blake Credit: family photo

Police have named the four-year-old boy who died in a road accident in Mexborough last week. Dylan Blake Walker of Dodsworth Street, Mexborough, was a passenger in a white Mazda MX-5 that was in collision with a lorry on Melton Mill Lane on December 23rd.

The 51-year-old driver of the car suffered slight injuries and the 49-year-old lorry driver was not hurt. Both men are from Doncaster. Police are asking any witnesses to contact them.

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