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Fatal pony attack in Rotherham

South Yorkshire Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal attack on a pony in Rotherham.

The 28 year-old gelding had to be put down after it was struck about the head with a heavy object between 10pm on Tuesday 27 September and 8:30am on Wednesday 28 September.

It is believed attackers led the pony from its enclosure at High View Stables in Carr Lane, Carr, before carrying out the attack.


Two more youths arrested over death of Rotherham man

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Rotherham have arrested two more teenagers.

Craig Preston

The 15-year-old boys are being questioned on suspicion of murdering Craig Nelson who was also known as Craig Preston.

His body was found on Monday 22 August on the moors on the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels, Derbyshire. He died from head injuries.

Five other teenagers arrested over the murder have been released on bail.

A man and a woman have been charged with murder.

Woman suffers serious injuries in Rotherham collision

A woman has been seriously injured in a crash in Rotherham.

It happened when the woman was driving a Silver Ford Focus on Woodhouse Green and was in collision with a Red Mazda at 7.40pm on Saturday September 10.

The 44-year-old woman is in a serious condition in hospital. The 17-year-old passenger along with the 30-year-old male driver of the Mazda, were taken to hospital suffering minor injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward in particular anyone who saw a third car, possibly a red Seat Leon, in the area at the time of the collision.


Rotherham sex abuse victim shortlisted for award

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A victim of child sexual abuse in Rotherham will find out tonight if she has won a national award.

Jessica Jane triggered an independent inquiry into abuse in the South Yorkshire town when she came forward in 2013.

Jessica, from Rotherham, has been shortlisted for the positive role model award at the National Diversity Awards 2016.

Charities and role models from across the UK will gather at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool tonight for the ceremony.

More than 20,000 nominations and votes were received this year, paying tribute to grass root communities nationwide.

Inquest opens into Rotherham demolition workers' deaths

An inquest has opened today into the deaths of two men from Rotherham, killed when Didcot power station collapsed.

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61-year-old John Shaw and 57-year-old Ken Cresswell were working on a demolition project at the power station in Oxfordshire when the boiler house they were working in collapsed.

It took over six months to recover their bodies. An investigation has been launched into the cause of the collapse.

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