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Four charged in connection with drugs offences

Four people, three men and a woman, have been charged in connection with alleged drugs offences, following a multi-agency investigation in the Broom area of Rotherham.

Operation in Broom

Nehdi Tajabidi, 31, Mehdi Esmacpoor, 38, Luliana Otaraseanu, 30, and 30-year-old Mohammed Chernarli, appeared before Rotherham Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 26 May) charged with conspiracy to produce Class A drugs.

All four have been remanded in custody to appear before Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday 23 June.

South Yorkshire Police, supported by officers from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Rotherham Council, executed a warrant in Broom Valley Road on Tuesday 24 May.

A quantity of suspected controlled drugs were seized during the operation.


Where is Tommy Ward's £30,000?

Tommy Ward died from his injuries

Police hunting the killer, or killers, of 80-year-old Tommy Ward say someone must know who attacked him and made off with his life-savings of £30,000.

Mr Ward was assaulted in his home in Maltby, seven months ago, and died five months later as a result of his injuries. His attacker made off with a safe containing £30,000. The safe was recovered two weeks later in Kilnhurst canal but the money has never been found.

Who threw that safe in the canal? Where is that money? And who are these people who committed that offence and attacked Tommy? It was a targeted attack on Tommy, he was horrifically assaulted, which led to his death unfortunately and his life savings of £30,000 were taken in that attack. Tommy was such a well like person in the community, he had an extensive close family and they want some questions answering

– Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Short, Lead investigating officer

DCI Short was speaking as Crimestoppers put up a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers. She said the local community had been very forthcoming and co-operative, but she hoped the reward would prompt someone to come forward with that vital piece of information.

Police search for missing Danny

Missing: Danny Fellow Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A search is underway for 30-year-old Rotherham man Danny Fellow. Police say they are concerned for his safety and welfare and are asking anyone who has seen him or knows where he is to contact them.

Mr Fellow, who is also known as ‘Batty’, was last seen on the A633 in Parkgate at around 8pm last night. (Tuesday)

He is around 5ft 10ins tall, slim, with short fair hair. He was wearing a blue Umbro top, beige jogging bottoms and blue Nike trainers.


Man arrested on suspicion of drugs production

Police cordon off area of Broom

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drugs production following a police raid at a property in Rotherham.

Police, fire, ambulance and council officers were involved in the operation earlier this morning in Broom. They say chemicals were found and they're now being analysed. A cordon is still in place at the scene but there is not thought to be any risk to the wider community.

Joint operation by police, fire, ambulance and council

Rotherham man reported missing

Police in South Yorkshire are growing increasingly concerned for the wellbeing of a 36-year-old man from Maltby, Rotherham.

James Tiler Credit: South Yorkshire Police

James Tiler was last seen this morning at 9am at his home address on Rotherham Road, however he has not made contact or been seen this time.

Police say this is out of character for James and officers would like to hear from anyone who believes they may have seen James today or know where he may be.

He was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit top, light blue jeans and white trainers. He is around 5ft 8ins tall and of a medium build.

Police looking for owners of recovered machinery

Police in Rotherham are trying to reunite the owner of what is thought to be stolen machinery after it was recovered from a house in Ferham.

Is this your hedge trimmer? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Officers executed a warrant in Josephine Road on Saturday 7 May and recovered the tools which include a Sithl hedge trimmer and an Atlas Copco Lp 9-20 P Power pack with a JCB heavy breaker.

Two arrests have been made – a 38-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman on suspicion of theft.

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