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Man in critical condition after M1 crash

A 41-year-old man is in hospital in a critical condition after a crash shortly after midnight last night on the northbound carriageway of the M1.

At around 12.15am, a blue Ford C-Max was in collision with a green Volvo LGV. The car then crashed into the central reservation between junction 32 for the M18 towards Doncaster, and junction 33 for Rotherham and the Sheffield parkway.

The 41-year-old driver of the C-Max sustained life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.

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Full list of charges in Rotherham sex abuse trial

Five men and two women have gone on trial at Sheffield Crown Court facing a number of charges in relation to alleged child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

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The full list of charges is:

  • Arshid Hussain, 40, of High Street, East Cowick, Goole, denies one count of conspiracy to rape, 11 indecent assaults, five rapes, one other serious sexual assault, one count of procuring a girl under 21 to have unlawful sex with another, one count of false imprisonment, two counts of procuring a woman under 21 to become a common prostitute, one count of attempting to procure a girl under 21 to have unlawful sexual intercourse, two counts of abducting a 15-year-old girl, one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two counts of aiding and abetting rape and one of aiding and abetting another serious sexual assault.
  • Qurban Ali, 53, of Clough Road, Masborough, Rotherham, denies one count each of indecent assault, rape, procuring a girl under 21 to have unlawful sexual intercourse with another and conspiracy to rape.
  • Majid Bostan, 37, of Ledsham Road, Broom, Rotherham, denies one indecent assault.
  • Sajid Bostan, 38, of Broom Avenue, Broom, Rotherham, denies three rapes, two counts of aiding and abetting rape, one indecent assault and one other serious sexual assault.
  • Basharat Hussain, 39, of no fixed abode, denies one rape, five indecent assaults, one count of procuring a girl under 21 to have unlawful sexual intercourse with another, false imprisonment, three counts of indecency with a child, one count of procuring a woman under 21 to become a common prostitute, two assaults occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of making threats to kill.
  • Karen MacGregor, 58, of Barnsley Road, Wath, South Yorkshire, and Rotherham, denies one count of conspiracy to procure a woman under 21 to become a common prostitute, false imprisonment and and two counts of conspiracy to rape.
  • Shelley Davies, 40, of Wainwright Road, Kimberworth Park, Rotherham, denies one count of conspiracy to procure a woman under 21 to become a common prostitute, false imprisonment and conspiracy to rape.

Rotherham child sexual abuse trial gets underway

The trial of five men and two women accused of sexual abuse of teenage girls in Rotherham between 1987 and 2003 is underway.

The defendants at Sheffield Crown Court are facing 51 allegations including rape, abduction, false imprisonment and assault.

Recycling plant in Rotherham on fire

Emergency services are tackling what firefighters say is a large amount of waste recycling on fire on Derwent Way in Rotherham.

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Four fire crews from Dearne, Cudworth, Barnsley and Rotherham stations were called out at 1:15am this morning.

There is a large smoke plume in the area and residents are being advised to keep their doors and windows closed.

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Man robbed at knife point at home in Rotherham

Police are looking for two men in connection with a robbery at a house in Rotherham last night.

Rotherham police are searching for two men following a robbery Credit: Press Association

The pair who wore balaclavas knocked at the door of the property in Main Street, Bramley before threatening a man with a knife and taking money from inside. The 43-year-old man suffered minor injuries.

Man jailed for exposing himself to schoolgirls

A man in Rotherham has been jailed for eight months after exposing himself to schoolgirls.

Mark Antony Dexter was jailed for eight months Credit: South Yorkshire Police

42-year-old Mark Antony Dexter of Durham Place, Rotherham, pleaded guilty to two counts of exposure in June when three schoolgirls saw him carrying out what police are calling 'a sexual act' close to the junction of Middle Lane South and Wickersley Road.

Dexter was arrested in October after the mother of one of the schoolgirls recognised a man matching the description given by her daughter.

Police appeal for man missing in Rotherham

Police in South Yorkshire want your help in tracing a 59-year-old man who has gone missing in Rotherham.

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Kevin Plant was last seen by friends around 5pm on Saturday 28 November near to the County Borough pub on Bridgegate in Rotherham town centre.

He has not been seen or heard from since and police are growing increasingly concerned for Kevin's welfare.

Kevin is white, around 5ft 3ins tall, medium build with short and shaved greying hair. He is thought to be wearing jeans and a dark grey coloured coat.

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