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Twelfth arrest in sexual exploitation investigation

A man has been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

The man, 32, was arrested today in the Rotherham area on suspicion of child sexual exploitation offences involving two girls under 16 between 1999 and 2003.

He is currently in police custody being questioned by detectives.

He is the twelfth man to be arrested as part of Operation Clover, an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1990 and 2003.

South Yorkshire Police say anyone with any concerns about abuse should contact them.

Women and children seriously injured in crash near Rotherham

Two children have been seriously injured and a 39-year-old woman has sustained life-threatening injuries following a collision in Swinton, near Rotherham earlier today.

At around 2.50pm, it is reported that a black Vauxhall Antara and four pedestrians were involved in a collision in Bridge Street, Swinton, close to the junction with Dun Street.

A 39-year-old woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where she remains in a critical condition.

Two children, a five-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A seven-year-old boy also sustained minor injuries.

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed pending further enquiries.


Driver dies in Rotherham collision

An 88-year-old man has died after being involved in a crash in Rotherham.

It happened around 1.15pm on Sunday May 17, when a silver Rover and a silver Mercedes were involved in a head-on collision on the A631 Tickhill Road at Maltby.

The driver of the Rover was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say he may have been taken ill at the wheel.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 74-year-old-man, was taken to hospital and is being treated for serious injuries. Two passengers, a 70-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl suffered slight injuries.

Man charged with attempted murder after Rotherham stabbing

A 59-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing at a pub in Rotherham.

David Rimmington, 59, of Roughwood Road, Kimberworth Park, was arrested following the incident at the Angel Pub in Bridgegate at around 8.30pm on Saturday 9 May.

The victim, a 59-year-old man, has been released from hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Mr Rimmington will appear at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court today, Monday 11 May.


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