Police are warning people of the dangers of tampering with electricity substations after thieves stole steel covers and tried to cut through cables at a site in Mexborough. Officers were alerted to a break-in at a unit at Adwick upon Dearne on Wednesday. About 750 homes were left without power.
A sailor who served in WWII is being honoured today with the Arctic Star campaign medal for his service inside the Arctic circle. Frank Garbutt was a member of the Royal Navy for four years and now lives in Mexborough near Doncaster. He turns 90 in August.
Mr Garbutt sailed on HMS Activity, an aircraft carrier used to protect merchant ships in early 1944. The Allies lost over 100 vessels in the missions from the UK to Northern Soviet ports.
Ed Miliband MP said: "The Arctic Star recognises the bravery displayed by all the sailors who endured hellish experiences while fighting for freedom in the Second World War.
"Mr Garbutt certainly deserves that recognition, and I'm proud to be able to present him with his medal."
John Sowden, 44, has today been found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court of the murder of Christopher Rooney in September last year.
In September 2012, Mr Rooney’s body was found at his home on Auckland Road in Mexborough.
Mr Rooney, who was 48, suffered multiple injuries to his head and body in a sustained attack by Sowden - his former flatmate.
Sowden was arrested and charged the same day and he is due to be sentenced life in prison with a minimum of 15 years.
Mr Rooney’s family said: “We are pleased justice has been done and Sowden has been found guilty of the brutal killing of our Chris. He was hoping to start afresh in Mexborough and was befriended by Sowden who took advantage of him.
“Our Chris was a great son and brother, and we miss him so very much. Whilst nothing can bring him back, we feel that justice for Chris has been achieved."