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Boy's face burnt in Rotherham skate park assault

Police in Rotherham are appealing for information after a boy's face was burnt in an assault at a skate park.

Police say the victim is lucky that his injuries are not more severe Credit: Press Association

Detectives say the 11-year-old was riding his bike at the skate park off Manor Road in Maltby, when persons unknown are alleged to have thrown something at the boy.

The item thrown is understood to have been some sort of accelerant, which was on fire and caused burns to the boy’s face.

This was a nasty and unprovoked incident against a child and we want to identify those responsible.

The victim is lucky that his injuries are not more severe, but the fact remains that this behaviour was incredibly dangerous and put lives at risk.

If you were in the skate park that afternoon, or in the local area and saw anything that might help us work out who did this, please get in touch.

– DC Mark Hundleby, South Yorkshire Police

Over 1,000 pupils gather at South Yorkshire playground for commemorative service

More than 1,000 pupils at Wales High School, near Rotheham, gather in the playground for a commemorative service to remember those who died in the battle of the Somme during the First World War.

More than 1,000 pupils gathered at Wales High School Credit: ITV News

Later, a plaque will be unveiled in the school to commentate the men from the village of Kiveton Park who were killed in the war.

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Police appeal for missing Rotherham teenager

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information to help find missing teenager Charlotte Cadwallander.

Charlotte has links to the Bradgate Park, Kimberworth and Ferham areas. Credit: South Yorkshire Police

15-year-old Charlotte was last seen at around 11am today in the Westgate area of Rotherham.

She has not been seen or heard from since and officers are concerned about where she may be.

Charlotte is described as white, around 5ft 8 ins, of slim build with long brown hair.

She often wears a beanie hat and was last seen wearing black jogging bottoms, a blue Addidas hooded top and had a navy parker jacket with her.

Charlotte has links to the Bradgate Park, Kimberworth and Ferham areas.

Concern grows for missing Rotherham man

South Yorkshire Police are growing increasingly concerned for the wellbeing of Steven Bibby who was last seen yesterday afternoon.

Steven was last seen wearing a black puffa jacket and light coloured trousers Credit: South Yorkshire Police

The 38-year-old was last seen at around 4.30pm in the Dinnington area around High Nook Road.

There was some contact with Steven later into the evening, however there has been no further sightings of him since this time and officers are worried for his welfare.

He was last seen wearing a black puffa jacket and light coloured trousers.

'British FBI' make two arrests in Rotherham child sex abuse investigation

Police involved in a major investigation into the Rotherham child abuse scandal have made two arrests in South Yorkshire.

The Jay Report found at least 1,400 girls in Rotherham were abused between 1997 and 2013 Credit: ITV News

National Crime Agency officers -the so-called 'British FBI' - arrested two men this morning in Rotherham and Sheffield in connection with an investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in the town between 1997-2013, Operation Stovewood.

The men have been taken to a police station in South Yorkshire where they will be interviewed.

One man was arrested in Rotherham on suspicion of indecent assault. The offence is believed to have taken place against a girl aged under 16.

The second man was arrested in Sheffield on suspicion of sexual assault. The offence is believed to have taken place against a different girl, also aged under 16.

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Locals urged to check outbuildings as search for South Yorkshire pensioner continues

Police concerned about the disappearance of a pensioner from South Yorkshire are calling on local residents to check their gardens, sheds and outbuildings.

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Anne Vause, 82, from Wickersley in Rotherham was last seen at around 7pm last night (Tuesday 14 June) when her son dropped her off at her home in Gill Close.

When he arrived back at her home at 11.50am today (Wednesday 15 June), she was not there.

Detectives have now issued specific details of where the pensioner was spotted on CCTV.

“It is now over 24 hours since Anne was last seen and this disappearance is highly unusual.

“We are very worried about Anne’s welfare and, from the enquiries we’ve carried out so far, we believe she can be seen on CCTV between the Post Office on Morthen Road and the Tanyard at around 2am this morning.

“This potentially means she has been outdoors for a considerable period of time and may have sought shelter in the bad weather.

“I’d ask any residents living locally in Wickersley, particularly those closest to the area where we believe Anne was on CCTV, to check their gardens, sheds and any outbuildings.

“If you have any information about where Anne may be, please get in touch.”

– Police Constable Teresa Bernstein

Concern for missing 82-year-old woman from Rotherham

Anne Vause Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police say they are very concerned for the safety of an elderly woman from Rotherham.

Anne Vause, 82, from Wickersley, was last seen at around 7pm last night when her son dropped her off at her home on Gill Close.

When he returned this morning she was not there and there have been no sightings of her.

It’s believed Anne may be wearing a light brown coloured anorak type jacket with a faux fur hood and will be carrying a dark coloured handbag.

She is around 5ft 3ins tall and is of average build and walks with a slight stoop.

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