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Two men wanted after firearm found in Doncaster

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a firearm was found in an abandoned car in Doncaster.

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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 appeal after gun incident in Doncaster

Police are appealing for information after a gun was fired in the Mexborough area of Doncaster yesterday.

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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.

– Detective Inspector Mark Monteiro

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Police appeal after Christmas presents are stolen from Doncaster home

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.

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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.

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“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."

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

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Witness appeal after graffiti damage at train station

Do you recognise these men?

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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.

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