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Murder investigation in Sheffield

A murder investigation has been launched in Sheffield after a man was shot dead in the Manor area of the city early on Saturday. South Yorkshire Police say emergency services were called to waste land off Queen Mary Road at around 2.20am.

A 23-year-old man was found with what are believed to be gunshot injuries. He was taken to hospital but died a short time later. Officers say he has yet to be formally identified.

Police warn public not to approach absconded prisoner

Police in South Yorkshire are searching for a man who absconded from prison on Tuesday.

Richard Brown

Richard Brown, 27, who was serving an indeterminate prison sentence for an aggravated burglary absconded from HMP & YOI Hatfield.

Police are advising the public not to approach him.

He was sentenced in 2007 to an indeterminate sentence of which he had to serve a minimum of 40 months.

Brown has friends and family in the Scunthorpe area and police believe he may attempt to make his way back there but he could also still be in the Doncaster area.


Police seek good samaritan white van man

Police are trying to find a good Samaritan white van driver who helped a robbery victim in Doncaster in the early hours of June 6.

Police seek good samaritan white van man

The 19-year-old woman was walking alone along East Laithe Gate and up South Parade, near to the entrance of Elmfield Park, at around 3.15am when she was approached by a man on a bicycle.

As she walked towards a bus stop near Regent Square, the man tried to engage her in conversation. He then tried to take her mobile phone before hitting her in the face and making off with her handbag.

He is described as being white or mixed race, in his early twenties, and of slim build. He had short, dark afro hair and was wearing a grey tracksuit.

A man driving a white Transit van pulled up shortly after upon seeing the victim on the ground and arranged for a taxi to take her home.

Was this you? Police would like to speak to him as he could assist them with their enquiries.

Murder inquiry begins after death of student in Sheffield

A murder enquiry has begun following the death of a Sudanese student attacked on a night out in Sheffield.

Anowar Tagabo

Anowar Tagabo, 25, who was studying Peace and Development Studies at Bradford University, had been at a wedding in Sheffield but became separated from his friends.

He was attacked as he and another man walked past a group of people on the corner of Carver Street near to the Viper Rooms club.

He was taken to hospital but died nine days later. A post mortem examination revealed he died from head injuries.

Police investigate death of student in Sheffield

A student has died after being assaulted on a night out in Sheffield.

Police investigate death of student in Sheffield

The 25-year-old who was originally from Sudan was studying at the University of Bradford and had been celebrating with a friend in Sheffield.

The pair got separated and he is reported to have been assaulted outside Viper Rooms at around 4.30am on May 25.

He was taken to hospital but died of his injuries two days later. A post-mortem examination concluded he had died of a head injury.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

Men sought after Doncaster assault

Police investigating an assault in Doncaster have released CCTV images of men they would like to speak to.

Do you recognise this man? Credit: CCTV

The victim suffered injuries to his face when he was assaulted in Sandringham Road, Intake, at around 3.30am on Sunday 18 May.

Do you recognise this man? Credit: CCTV

Officers believe the two men in this CCTV image may have vital information about the attack.


Arrests after police find missing puppies

Det Sgt Paul Dickinson (left) and Sgt Stuart Rowse with the recovered puppies Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A 26-year-old man is due to appear at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court today charged with a burglary in which seven six-week-old Poochon puppies were stolen.

Richard Thomas, from Arksey, was arrested on Tuesday, 3 June, and questioned by detectives.

On the same day, South Yorkshire Police recovered the puppies safe and well and they were returned to their Doncaster owner.

Two women, a 25-year-old from Arksey and a 29-year-old from South Elmsall, were also arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of handling stolen goods. They have been quizzed and released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

The puppies, a cross between the Poodle and Bichon Frise breed, went missing from their pen in a Doncaster property between 10.50am and noon on Wednesday, 28 May.

Man injured in Barnsley stabbing

A 27-year-old man is hospital being treated for a serious stab wound after an incident this lunchtime in Bransley.

Police were called at around 12.55pm to reports a man had been injured in Wellington Crescent, in Worsbrough. His injury is not believed to be life-threatening.

It is reported that the 27-year-old man was in an altercation with another man. The second man is thought to have left the scene and officers are now trying to find him.

Three Yorkshire officers investigated for gross misconduct after Ian Watkins allegations

Three South Yorkshire Police officers are being investigated for gross misconduct in their handling of allegations relating to former Lost Prophets singer Ian Watkins.

Ian Watkins was jailed for 29 years

One sergeant and two constables were told by police watchdog the IPCC that their conduct was to be investigated in connections with complaints about three reports made to police between March and May 2012 which contained allegations against Mr Watkins with potential evidence.

Two officers from Bedfordshire police and one from South Wales police are also being investigated.

The former Lost Prophets singer was jailed for 29 years for a string of child sex offences.

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