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Ballot on new pension offer put to Tata steel workers

A ballot on a new pension offer has been put to Tata Steel workers today, including those in South Yorkshire.

Tata Steel in Rotherham Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Trade unions at the Indian company's UK plants are recommending their members, which include around 2000 workers at sites in Rotherham and Stocksbridge, accept the deal, calling it the "only credible and viable way" to secure their future.

The result of the ballot is expected next month.

E-fit released over attempted robbery

Police in Rotherham have released an e-fit of a man they are trying to trace in connection with an alleged attempted robbery at Morrisons, Cortonwood Retail Park on Thursday 19 January.

Do you know anyone who looks like this? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

At about 8pm, a 51-year-old woman was getting into her car outside of the supermarket, when a man got into the front seat and reportedly threatened her with a claw hammer, before trying to steal her handbag and car keys.

The man left the car empty handed and got into what is described as a black people carrier type car.

Detectives say the woman suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.

The man has been described as white, in his early 40s and of a slim build. He is thought to have been wearing a cream coloured baseball cap and jeans.

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Police given more time to question Rotherham murder suspect

Police have been given more time to question an 18-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of Rotherham teenager Leonne Weeks.

Credit: ITV News

The man was arrested on suspicion of murdering the 16-year-old on Monday 16 January.

Courts have today handed down an order allowing detectives to keep the suspect in custody for a further 24 hours.

A 26-year-old woman arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Woman bailed as investigation into death of Rotherham teenager Leonne Weeks continues

Leonne Weeks was found dead on Monday.

A 26-year-old woman arrested in connection with the death of Rotherham teenager Leonne Weeks has been bailed.

The woman was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of assisting an offender, in connection with the death of the 16-year-old. She was bailed last night as detectives continue with their enquiries.

Leonne’s body was found by members of the public on a pathway just off Lordens Hill, Dinnington, on Monday at around 10.55am. She died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or 101 quoting log 256 of January 16.

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