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Body discovered in Barnsley

Police are investigating after the discovery of a body in Barnsley.

Body discovered in Barnsley

Police were called to Wombwell, Barnsley, last night after a report of a body in a stream.

The body of a man was discovered at the back of Valley Road, by a dog walker at around 6pm on Monday evening.

An underwater search team was deployed to recover the body from the water.

South Yorkshire Police has launched an investigation to determine how the man died.


Man jailed for having thousands of indecent images of children

A Northallerton man who had more that 3,000 indecent images of children has been jailed.

James Oliver was jailed for over two years

James Oliver, aged 30, of Danelaw Gardens, Brompton, was sentenced to two years and eight months' imprisonment at Teesside Crown Court on Thursday 8 May 2014.

Oliver pleaded guilty to 11 counts of making indecent images and six counts of distributing indecent images over 11 months, between January 17 and December 15 2013.

Following Oliver's arrest in December last year, officers found 3,007 images stored on his computer along with 71 indecent videos.

One of the videos in his possession was of a teenager committing a sexual act on himself which Oliver then shared using an online messaging service.

Beverley man wanted after failing to appear at court

Police in Hull are searching for a man who failed to appear at court in January.

Leonard Haddlesey

45-year-old Leonard Haddlesey originally from Beverley was due to appear at Hull Crown Court back in January 2014, but failed to turn up.

Mr Haddlesey is now wanted on a ‘Fail to Appear Warrant’ issued by Hull Crown Court.

Officers believe he could be living locally still, possibly in the Anlaby area or East Hull, but has done very well to evade capture up until now.

Second appeal for witnesses after Lincoln assault

The 28-year-old man who was found injured at an address in Princess Street, Lincoln, remains in hospital being treated for a serious head injury.

He was taken to hospital on April 29 following the incident and his condition is currently described as stable.

Three men (two aged 47 and one aged 38) who were arrested on suspicion of Grievous Bodily Harm in connection with the inquiry have since been released on police bail.

Detectives investigating the incident are still keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything to do with the incident.

They would also like to hear from anyone with any information relating to a disturbance linked to the same address in Princess Street that is believed to have happened on Sunday 27th April.


Police seeking witnesses to car fire

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a car fire in Lincoln in the early hours of this morning.

Just after 2am officers received a report that a blue Mini Cooper parked on a driveway in Fulmar Road, Lincoln, was on fire.

Police officers and fire fighters attended and the fire was extinguished. Nobody was injured.

Officers are investigating the incident and whether the cause of it was deliberate.

Police trying to locate the owners of rare items

Police in Lincolnshire are trying to find the owner of several items after a man was found with them.

Tribal mask

A man was stopped by officers in the Monks Road area of Lincoln on April 25 in possession of the items.


They include dog ornaments, a tribal shield replica, and some paintings. He was also on a red Ellis-Briggs bike with no gears, which is described as not in good condition.


Anyone who recognises the items is asked to contact police.


Eleven years for North Yorkshire sex offender

A man from Easingwold has been jailed after pleading guilty to a number of sexual offences against children.

John Burns has been jailed for 11 years

John Burns, aged 60, of Station Court, has been sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment at Teesside Crown Court.

He had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to six counts of sexually assaulting a young girl, over a six-year period between 2007 and 2013.

He also pleaded guilty to four counts of taking an indecent photograph, one count of sexual touching and one count of voyeurism.

His two victims came forward to report the offences in May 2013.

Detective Constable Rich Hampson, of Northallerton Protecting Vulnerable Person’s Unit, said: “John Burns is guilty of a disgusting level of abuse which he carried out over a long period of time.

“Thankfully his victims eventually plucked up the courage to report their ordeal and their bravery in coming forward means that Burns has now been brought to justice.

“Hopefully he will spend his time in jail reflecting on the years of torment he put his victims through and the lasting impact it will have on them for the rest of their lives.

“I also hope that the conclusion of this case can allow the victims and their family to try and move forward and feel some sense that justice has been done.”

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