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"Guns and Knives takes Lives"

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Shaun Wright attends anti-gun and knife crime presentation, ‘Guns and Knives take Lives’

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Three charged with Doncaster attempted murder

Two men and a woman have been charged with attempted murder after a man was found at a Doncaster caravan site with gunshot wounds.

Police were called to an incident at Lands End Caravan Site in Thorne on Sunday, 19 May, at approximately 10.50pm.

It is believed a shotgun had been fired within the caravan site.

A 22-year-old man was found with gun shot injuries and was taken to hospital.

Two men, 45 and 17-years-old and a 22-year-old woman, were arrested in connection with the incident and have been charged with attempted murder. Officers believe this was a targeted attack.

The 22-year-old man is in a stable condition.


16-year-old arrested on suspicion of burglary

A 16-year-old boy from Kimberworth has been arrested on suspicion of burglary , after police were called at 3am on 14 May, to reports of a burglary at a property in Kimberworth Park, Rotherham, the home of a 78-year-old man.

Officers attended the scene of the alleged burglary and disturbed the two suspects. They were chased on foot for some time before one boy was caught by the officers and the other suspect ran off.


Police appeal for help to trace wanted man

Robert Lynskey
Robert Lynskey Credit: South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Police has released an image of a man they would like to trace in relation to a number of theft offences.

Robert Lynskey, 32, from the Edlington area, is wanted by police in connection with a number of theft offences in Edlington.

Lynskey is described as white, approximately 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build, with short dark cropped hair.

Increase in shoplifting in Rotherham

Police in Rotherham are warning of increased levels of shoplifting in the area. Officers say tackling the increase is a priority and they have warned that it is not a victimless crime because the cost of lost goods is passed onto consumers.

These stolen items may seem a bargain that you can’t say no to but I urge the public to think again about what the money you pay will be going to. More often than not people will steal to buy drugs. It is a criminal offence to receive stolen goods and you could still be in as much trouble as the offender taking the goods from the store. Police will prosecute people and a prison sentence could be imposed.

The impact of shoplifting is not just felt by the shop owners, the scale of offences committed can reduce the opportunities of investment in our town centres and lead to premises closed for long periods of time. We all need to tackle these issues, so that our communities can start to thrive again.

If you go shoplifting you will be caught twice. Once on CCTV and secondly by us. Don’t Do It!”

– Chief Inspector Richard Butterworth

Officer and his dog commended in Barnsley

PC Neil Pearson and his police dog, Ash

PC Neil Pearson and his police dog, Ash, have been commended for their professionalism and persistence following a burglary at a business premises earlier this year.

On January 19, a call came into the police stating a premises on Oaks Lane, Barnsley, had been broken into. PC Pearson attended with Ash, but the burglars had already left.

PC Pearson and Ash then tracked a considerable distance over rough country and in snowy conditions following the two men. They traced them to an address in Kendray, Barnsley where a cash tin and other items were recovered.

Two men aged 18 and 23 were arrested and charged with burglary.

Shane Watson, 18, from Barnsley, later pleaded guilty in court and was ordered to pay £100 in compensation, and given a four-month curfew with an electronic tag and 80 hours of voluntary work.

The 23-year-old man has pleaded not guilty and is due to appear in court in June.

Chief Superintendent Brooke said: “This was an excellent piece of police work, combining the skills of police dog and handler. The result was that the suspects were caught with the property suspected to be taken from the business premises.

"This sort of determination and dedication to duty are what is contributing to reductions in crime in Barnsley.”

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