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CCTV images released after Sheffield shop worker attacked

Police are appealing for help to identify men from CCTV images after a shop worker was attacked.

The shop worker had challenged three suspected thieves after alcohol was taken from Steers Beers in Burngreave Road, Sheffield.

The man suffered a serious injury to his shoulder during the assault and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Officers investigating the matter believe the men in the CCTV images could hold important information about the incident.

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Rotherham whistleblower: town 'needs to move on'

The woman who exposed the Rotherham abuse scandal has said the town 'needs to move on', following the publication of a report which says child abuse and exploitation was not given priority by South Yorkshire Police.

Jayne Senior, who founded the charity Risky Business to work with vulnerable young people, said that the situation in Rotherham is not unique. Speaking to ITV Calendar she described it child sexual exploitation as an issue that is "happening all across the UK and we need to get a handle on it."

Commenting that there have been 'quite significant improvements' in the way victims are handled since she began her work in 1999, Jayne added that she hopes senior managers can learn from the mistakes that were made in Rotherham.

The youth worker, whose whistleblowing led to the scandal finally being uncovered, said officers who have been highlighted as being involved must be brought to justice, but added that it is difficult for the town to move forward while ever there are ongoing investigations and reports due to be published.

Lambs shot dead at Doncaster farm

Eight lambs have died after being shot at a farm in Doncaster.

File image. Credit: PA

Police are investigating after the incident at Stoupers Gate farm, near Hatfield, overnight Monday.

Six lambs were found dead by the farmer on Tuesday morning. Two others had to be put down.

Chief Inspector Adrian Brown said: “This incident has shocked the farming community and has caused a significant amount of distress to the farmer.

“This act of violence is concerning and it’s vitally important we identify the person or people responsible for this incident.

“If you saw anything suspicious, or have any information that could help us find out who did this, we need to hear from you.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Burglar jailed after blood found at crime scene

A burglar has been jailed for over four years after his blood was found at the scene of his crime.

Brett Thomas Credit: South Yorkshire Police

33-year-old Brett Thomas, from Renishaw, was jailed for 4 years and 4 months at Sheffield Crown Court after pleading guilty to two burglaries.

Thomas was arrested by officers after his DNA was matched to blood found near to glass shards from the door of the flat he broke into in the Halfway area of Sheffield in November of last year.

Thomas was a prolific burglar who now has some time in prison to contemplate his actions and the suffering he has caused to householders who have been through the awful experience of coming home to find their properties have been broken into.

– Police Constable Ryan Griffiths
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