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Sheffield shooting a "targeted attack"

Detectives investigating the murder of a 23-year-old man found shot in Sheffield yesterday morning say it was an isolated incident.

They added the shooting, near Queen Mary Road, Manor, was thought to be a targeted attack.

Extra officers are patrolling the area. The victim was found with gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

"Although we are in the very early stages of this investigation and are very much keeping an open mind as to the circumstances, we do believe that this was a targeted attack and that members of the public should not be unduly alarmed.

"I would also like to appeal to the community for information. If anyone knows something about this tragic incident, however apparently insignificant that information is, I would urge them to call South Yorkshire Police immediately on 101.

"Let us be the judge of how significant the information you hold is."

– District Commander for Sheffield Chief Superintendent David Hartley

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 166 of 21 June 2014. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Forensic experts at scene of Sheffield shooting

Forensic experts are carrying out detailed examinations at the scene of a fatal shooting in Sheffield. Emergency services were called to waste land off Queen Mary Road in the Manor area of the city in the early hours of this morning.

The 23-year-old victim was taken to hospital suffering from what is believed to be gun shot wounds but later died. Police say he has not yet been formally identified and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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.

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