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Police appeal for witnesses who saw a man fall from building in Rotherham

Detectives investigating the alleged assault of a 30-year-old man in Bramley, Rotherham, earlier this year are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The man is reported to have fallen from the roof of the Mr Soap’s Hand Car Wash building in Bawtry Road, Bramley, at around 10am on Sunday 25 January.

The man has been in hospital since the incident and has only recently been able to communicate with police officers.

“We appreciate that we are asking the public to remember something that happened many months ago, but the allegation of assault has only recently come to light.

We believe that the hand car wash was open and, by all accounts, quite busy that morning and it’s on quite a busy road in Rotherham so I’d ask anyone that lives or travels through that area to cast their minds back.

If you can think of anything that might help us with our enquiries, please do get in touch.”

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and bailed while enquiries continue.

– Detective Constable Becky Straw

If you have information that could help with the investigation, please call 101 quoting incident number 322 of 25 January 2015.


Former Rotherham Mayor on trial for indecent assault

A former Mayor of Rotherham has gone on trial accused of indecently assaulting a 13-year-old.

Former Rotherham Mayor Barry Dodson Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Sheffield Crown Court heard Barry Dodson, assaulted the girl back in 1987.

He was working as a wedding videographer and took her to Boston Castle, near Canklow, to assess it for a video where it is claimed he assaulted her.

Dodson denies the charge and the trial continues.


Minute's silence planned for Conley Thompson

A minute's silence will be held across Barnsley this afternoon to remember Conley Thompson.

The seven-year-old went missing last Sunday night and his body was found early on Monday morning at a building site near his house.

He died after becoming trapped in a pipe.

A fundraising campaign has been launched to help his family cover funeral costs.

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