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Police appeal after Rotherham burglary

Police investigating a burglary in Rotherham in December last year have released CCTV images of two men they believe can help with enquiries.

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On Tuesday 8 December 2015, some people are reported to have forced entry to a property in West Bawtry Road, Broom.

Police say the house was ransacked and a large quantity of sentimental jewellery taken, causing a significant amount of distress for the victims.

It is understood that the suspects left the scene in a dark-coloured Audi saloon.

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Officers believe the men pictured could hold vital information and would urge anyone that recognises them to get in touch.

They are also keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the Audi in the Broom area.


Search for missing Rotherham teenagers

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information in their search for two teenagers who have gone missing from their homes in Rotherham.

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Police say both teenagers left their homes on the morning of February 2nd, but did not return.

Daisy Dale, who is 16 and also known as Britney Everitt, lives in the Sunnyside area of Rotherham and Dillan Blower, who is 15, in the Flanderhill area at 8am. Anyone with any information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police.

Rotherham terminate contract of Simon Lenighan after investigation into assaults

Rotherham have terminated the contract of midfielder Simon Lenighan after an internal investigation.

The 21-year-old was suspended by the Millers in early December, just a week after signing for the club, after being convicted of assaulting three women back in February 2015.

Lenighan avoided jail but was sentenced to a community order for 12 months, including 150 hours of unpaid work, and ordered to pay damages.

The former Leeds academy product did not make a first-team appearance during his time with Rotherham.

Following an internal investigation in to the matters recently in the press and following the reported conduct of the player, Rotherham United can announce that it has terminated the contract of Simon Lenighan. The club will be making no further comment on this matter.

– Club statement

Police hunt for armed robber in Rotherham

Police in Rotherham are searching for a man involved in an armed robbery.

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At about 8.30pm on Tuesday 2nd February, a man walked into a convenience store on the junction of Hard Lane and Station Road in the Kiveton Park area, before threatening the shopkeeper with what is police think was an imitation gun, hidden inside a plastic bag.

The man, who was wearing dark clothing and had his face covered, is said to have left the shop on foot and has taken a quantity of cash.


Plans for £12m education centre in Rotherham move a step closer

Plans to build a new £12 million higher education centre in Rotherham will move a step closer today with the merger of two big colleges.

Rotherham College engineering department Credit: ITV News

North Nottinghamshire College, which is the third biggest employer in Worksop, is joining forces with Rotherham College of Arts and Technology. The move will bring together almost 25,000 students.

Both campuses will remain in place but there will be new courses for students and employers added to the existing provision of both institutions.

Man and woman arrested over Rotherham bank robbery

Detectives investigating an armed robbery at a bank in Parkgate in Rotherham have arrested two people.

Scene of robbery

It happened at around 8.50am yesterday morning when police were called to the Yorkshire Bank on Broad Street following reports of an armed robbery.

Two men are said to have gone into the bank and threatened staff with firearms. Two people were hurt during the incident.

A 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and a 39-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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