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.
Our reporter on the ground @MBillingtonITV says there are now eight pumps on the ground in Rotherham, with 40 firefighters tackling flames.
Christmas party CANCELLED tonight due to fire close by. Magna apologises for inconvenience. We will contact event organisers next week.
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.
Firefighters are at the scene of what they have described as a 'large' blaze in Rotherham. We are told around six pumps are on the scene. More details are to follow later.
This is the moment a garage burst into flames in Rotherham.
There were a number of cylinders in the building with two exploding. One man was injured in the incident and went to hospital.
The fire in Rotherham has now been extinguished and the roads are now open apart from Station Road.
The repairs garage in Rotherham contained cylinders, 2 of which had exploded during the fire. One man was injured in the incident.
A convicted burglar has been sentenced to an additional four years in prison after he was found guilty of sending threats to the victim of his crime.
Ashley Keast, who's 26 ,was serving a 32 month prison sentence, after being found guilty in March this year of committing a burglary in Rotherham.
Keast was caught by police after he sent a selfie boasting of his crime, using a SIM card he had just stolen. This photo was received by a number of the victims contacts, who were then able to alert the police.
Keast has now been found guilty of threats to kill, witness intimidation and attempting to pervert the course of justice, after he organised for a threatening letter to be sent to the victim of the burglary. He was sentenced to an additional four years in prison at Sheffield Crown Court, to be completed after his original burglary conviction.
The judge described the crime as despicable, commenting that his actions have resulted in months of suffering for the victim.
PC Adam Broughton, investigating officer in the case, said: "Following the original conviction for burglary, the victim in this case felt that justice had been done. Unfortunately, this was not the end of the ordeal. The safety and wellbeing of any victim of crime is our main priority and this sentence reflects the seriousness of threats, intimidation and attempts by anyone to pervert the course of justice."
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A confidential helpline has been launched for the victims and survivors of sexual exploitation in Rotherham.
Staffed by the NSPCC, the 24-hour support service is a single point of contact for people who have suffered abuse in the past, or those who may be being exploited now.
They can be contacted on:
- 0800 7319256