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Man arrested in connection with child sexual exploitation

A man has been arrested as part of an investigation into non-recent allegations of child sexual exploitation.

A 37-year-old man was arrested at an address in the Burngreave area of Sheffield on suspicion of rape.

The allegation relates to an offence committed in Sheffield between 2009 and 2010 against a 15-year-old girl.

The man is currently in police custody and will be questioned by detectives.

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Paula Tilbrook retiring from Emmerdale after 21 years as Betty Eagleton

Paula Tilbrook will leave Emmerdale this year after playing Betty Eagleton for 21 years, it has been announced.

Betty first appeared in April 1994 for just three episodes when she ordered a sweet sherry in the Woolpack. Being an old friend of Seth Armstrong, she soon put down roots in the Village and even fell prey to wheeler dealer Eric Pollard. Seth proposed at the end of her first year but the marriage never happened as they postponed it indefinitely - remaining a couple until Seth's passing on a trip home from Australia.

The 85-year-old's final scenes will be aired in mid-May.

Today is both the saddest and the happiest day of my life. Happy because I've got everyone here with me but the sad part is I'm leaving. But there is a great atmosphere and it is nice to go out on a high.

– Paula Tilbrook

Man charged in connection with Sheffield street robberies

A man has been charged in connection with a number of street robberies in the Hillsborough area of Sheffield.

Joel Fletcher, 21, was charged with three counts of robbery, one theft and one burglary.

He has been charged in connection with a robbery that was reported on Wednesday 8 April in Middlewood Road, Hillsborough. It is alleged a woman's necklace was stolen.

Two robberies were reported to police on Sunday 12 April.

It is alleged a chain was stolen from a 60-year-old man, while he was waiting at a bus stop in Middlewood Road.

A necklace and ring were allegedly taken from a 41-year-old woman as she walked down an alleyway off Langsett Road.

He has been charged with theft in connection with an allegation that a woman in her 60s had a necklace stolen in Morrison’s supermarket in Hillsborough.

He has also been charged in connection with burglary at a house in Foxhill, which was reported to police on 10 February.

He is due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today.

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