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Woman attacked whilst horse riding recovering in hospital

A mother of two was left unable to walk, speak or eat after she was thrown from her horse when yobs pelted it with stones.

Lindsey Broomhead has been in hospital ever since since the attack last May which left her suffering brain injuries and a stroke. To date, nobody has been arrested.

Today Lindsey's family invited the cameras to her hospital bed to show the devastating consequences of what happened that day.

They say her courage and spirit continue to defy the thugs who left her for dead.

Martin Fisher reports:

National Crime Agency appoint head of Rotherham investigation

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has appointed Steve Baldwin to lead an independent investigation examining criminal allegations of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and abuse in Rotherham.

The investigation is being conducted at the request of South Yorkshire Police and follows publication of the Alexis Jay Report.

Steve Baldwin, former NCA Head of Investigations for Northern England, has more than 20-year’s experience of investigating serious and organised crime. As Senior Investigating Officer, he will directly manage officers and staff on the investigation and report to the officer in overall command, NCA Director Trevor Pearce.

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Man charged over sheep attack in Doncaster

A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the attack and injury of sheep in Doncaster last year.

Daniel Lakin, of Beresford Road, Rotherham, appeared before the town's magistrates’ court on Friday January 16, 2015. He pleaded guilty to criminal damage, animal cruelty and an offence of having a dog dangerously out of control.

Police were called to a farm last August in Limekiln Lane, Stainton, following reports from a farmer that his sheep had been injured.

Two sheep, belonging to a 57-year-old man, were found to have bite injuries, which are believed to have been caused by another animal.

One of the sheep had to be put down.

Taxpayers may have to foot bill for Rotherham abuse victims' payouts

Taxpayers may have to foot the bill for millions of pounds in compensation payouts to Rotherham's child sexual exploitation victims, it has been revealed.

So far 34 women are suing Rotherham Council and South Yorkshire Police, the latest comng forward just before Christmas with their solicitor expecting even more to follow. The women are forecast to be in line for average payouts of £100,000 each.

Rotherham Council is still in talks with its insurers - but says it may have to either borrow money or use cash from land and asset sales to meet the costs.

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Magna evacuated as 40 firefighters tackle nearby blaze

The Magna science centre in Rotherham has been evacuated and an event this evening for 800 people has been cancelled after a large fire nearby.

Eight fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to the former Sterecycle plant on Sheffield Road at about 2 o'clock this afternoon.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say the building was empty and no one has been hurt.

Rotherham fire creates plume of smoke over town

A plume of smoke is visible from the fire Credit: Calendar
A cordon in place near to the scene of the fire Credit: Calendar

30 firefighters are tackling a large fire at the former waste processing site Sterecycle, in Rotherham. The fire service says no one has been hurt.

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