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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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Scargill claims police had "conspiracy file" on him

Former President of the National Union of Mineworkers, Arthur Scargill, has sent a letter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) claiming that the police were preparing a "conspiracy file for Scargill", and that his arrest during the "Battle of Orgreave", in 1984, was premeditated:

On or around 5 June 1984...the National Officials of the National Union of Mineworkers...were informed by my Counsel that whilst he and a solicitor had attended police headquarters in Sheffield, South Yorkshire...they had accidentally seen a file marked ‘Scargill Conspiracy File’.

...my Counsel made clear that it was a serious matter if the police were compiling a conspiracy file in relation to me, and advised the three NUM National Officials including myself to adopt a course of action to protect me physically and against any attempt at a ‘stitch-up’ by undercover officers...

...It is a matter of public record that upon my arrival at Orgreave on 30th May, I was arrested within approximately 15 seconds – by Chief Superintendent Nesbit, who admitted in Court on 13th December 1984 I was the only person he had arrested in his position as Chief Superintendent.

It was obvious then and it is obvious now that decisions were taken at the very highest level to arrest me – apparently on any charge – immediately when I arrived at Orgreave Coking Plant on 30 May 1984. In light of this information I feel the IPCC should conduct an investigation...

– Arthur Scargill

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Doncaster burglary: Police release CCTV images

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a burglary in Doncaster
Police want to speak to this man in connection with a burglary in Doncaster Credit: South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Police have released CCTV images of a man they are looking for in connection with a burglary in Doncaster on Friday morning.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a burglary in Doncaster
Police want to speak to this man in connection with a burglary in Doncaster Credit: South Yorkshire Police

He is thought to be between 18-35 years old, around 6 ft, of slim build with a prominent nose and ears.

The burglary took place on Old Road in Conisbrough in Doncaster on the morning of Friday 11th October.

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" Calculated and despicable crimes" - CPS statement

Former South Yorkshire policeman Jonathan Webb, who stole more than £20,000 from a frail pensioner has been jailed for six years.

" This was a calculated and despicable series of crimes, committed by Jonathan Webb, who was a serving officer with South Yorkshire Police at the time of the offences.

"Instead of upholding the law, he systematically broke it, using his position as a police officer to gain the trust of his victims.

“He stole cash from one victim. He stole a set of treasured Second World War medals from another.

"His third victim was the most vulnerable of all: a 94 year old lady whom Webb deceived and manipulated; gaining control of her finances, and stealing over £24,000 from her. "

– Alisha Kaye, Crown Prosecution Service

BREAKING: Ex-cop jailed for stealing from pensioners

A former South Yorkshire policeman who stole more than £20,000 from a frail pensioner has been jailed for six years.

Jonathan Webb,45, from Millhouses in Sheffield, pleaded guilty to theft, fraud and forgery at Leeds Crown Court.

Webb , a policeman for 20 years, stole the money mainly from a 94 year old woman he befriended while working as a PC.

Jailing Webb Judge Guy Kearl told him he had brought disgrace on himself and the force he served in.

Webb, a father of five who was said to be sixty thousands pounds in debt, blamed his crimes on temptation and greed.

He also changed the woman's will so that he would benefit from her estate when she died. It was said it be worth 400,000 pounds. Webb resigned from the force in May.

Sheffield man arrested in Dutch drugs raid

A 50-year-old man has been detained in the Netherlands as part of a South Yorkshire Police investigation.

The man, who is originally from Sheffield, was detained by officers in Amsterdam under a European Arrest Warrant yesterday afternoon .

He is wanted in connection with alleged drug trafficking offences dating back to 2010 and extradition proceedings are now under way.

It follows a multi-agency operation involving officers from South Yorkshire Police, the National Crime Agency and the Dutch National Crime Squad.

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