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Man convicted of multiple child sexual offences in Sheffield

A 42-year-old man who sent explicit sexual messages and pictures to teenage girls via social media has pleaded guilty to multiple child sexual offences at Sheffield Crown Court.

Amjed Taher Al-Badran, previously of Langsett Crescent, Sheffield, appeared before the court charged with one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and four counts of inciting a child to engage in prostitution.

He pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to three years and two months in prison, after which he will be deported to his home country of Iraq.


Campaign underway to preserve colliery history

A week on from the shock announcement that South Yorkshire's last remaining deep mine colliery was to close forever, a campaign is underway to preserve some of its history.

Hatfield Colliery ceased production last week with the loss of over four hundred jobs. Work is already underway to seal the pit shafts.

But now campaigners want to save its iconic headgear and winding wheel as a tribute to those that worked there. Here's Martin Fisher.

Police identify woman whose body was found in Sheffield river

A woman whose body was found in a Sheffield river has been named today by police.

27-year-old Idman Farah was found on Wednesday April 29, in the River Don, close to Warren Street in Attercliffe.

Detectives investigating her death are appealing for help to trace her last known movements. Extensive enquiries have been conducted to find out where she was in the days leading up to her death. She was last seen on Wednesay April 1, when she was seen by her family in the Firth Park area of Sheffield.

At this time, we are treating Idman's death as unexplained and we retain an open mind as to how her body came to be in the river.

There is clearly a gap in our timeline between the family's last sighting of Idman and the discovery of her body in April, so if anybody recognises Idman from the photo and is able to help piece together her movements please do get in touch.

– Acting Det Sgt Iain Martin, South Yorkshire Police
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