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Firefighters praised after sheltered housing fire

Firefighters are being praised after dealing with a fire at a sheltered housing complex in Rotherham.

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The fire started in a kitchen of a flat on Queen Street in Swinton. A woman in her 80's was lead to safety given oxygen and then taken to hospital for a check up.

Some residents were evacuated as a precaution and two carers were treated for smoke inhalation after helping evacuate residents. It is thought the fire started from a toaster before spreading to the rest of the kitchen.

Group Manager Simon Rodgers said: “The flat was full of thick, black smoke and the first firefighters on the scene did a fantastic job of leading the resident to safety, dealing with the fire and looking after the other older people who were living in flats nearby. They did a brilliant job.”

Appeal for witness to motorcycle accident

Witness appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a collision involving a motorcyclist in Wath upon Dearne, near Rotherham.

It happened yesterday (October 17th ) at around 11am on Stubbin Road, when a motorcycle crossed into the opposite carriageway and hit a refuse van.

The rider, a 56-year-old woman, was thrown from her bike and suffered serious injuries.

Police are asking anyone who may have been in the Rotherham or Nether Haugh areas around 11am and saw the accident to contact them on 101.


Police search for missing 21-year-old Rotherham woman

Uyen was reported missing on Friday Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police in Rotherham are seeking help to find missing 21-year-old Uyen Thi Luong.

Uyen, who has long black hair, was reported missing last Friday from the Broom Grove area, following concerns that she had not been seen for over a week.

Officers looking for Uyen believe she may still be in the Rotherham area and would like to hear from anyone who has seen or heard from her since Tuesday 27 September.

Uyen is described as about 4ft 5ins and has a tattoo of her name on her hand. She was last seen wearing light pyjama type clothing.

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.

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