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Police given more time to question Rotherham murder suspect

Police have been given more time to question an 18-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of Rotherham teenager Leonne Weeks.

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The man was arrested on suspicion of murdering the 16-year-old on Monday 16 January.

Courts have today handed down an order allowing detectives to keep the suspect in custody for a further 24 hours.

A 26-year-old woman arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Elderly pedestrian hit by a car in Sheffield dies in hospital

An 89-year-old pedestrian who was seriously injured when a car crashed in Sheffield over the weekend has died in hospital.

A blue Vauxhall Astra collided with him in Boston Street, near to the junction with Cemetery Road, Sheffield, on Sunday at around 12.15pm.

South Yorkshire Police have named the pedestrian as Charles Molloy from Sheffield.

A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being over the prescribed limit and being unfit to drive through drugs. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information that may aid police should call 101 quoting log 437 of January 15 2017.

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Appeal launched after pug puppy goes missing in South Yorkshire

Larry the pug. Credit: South Yorkshire Police

The disappearance of a four-month-old pug named Larry has sparked a police appeal.

The puppy was in the garden of its owner's house in Kirton Lane, Stainforth, Doncaster, before the owner went out to find he had gone missing and the garden gate was open.

It went missing on Saturday January 7 between 10.15pm and 10.20pm. Larry is a black pug and has been microchipped.

Anyone with information is urged to call 101 or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting log 157 of January 8.

His owner is incredibly distressed by the suspected theft. Despite enquiries in the local community, Larry has still not been found.

– South Yorkshire Police spokesperson

Woman bailed as investigation into death of Rotherham teenager Leonne Weeks continues

Leonne Weeks was found dead on Monday.

A 26-year-old woman arrested in connection with the death of Rotherham teenager Leonne Weeks has been bailed.

The woman was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of assisting an offender, in connection with the death of the 16-year-old. She was bailed last night as detectives continue with their enquiries.

Leonne’s body was found by members of the public on a pathway just off Lordens Hill, Dinnington, on Monday at around 10.55am. She died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or 101 quoting log 256 of January 16.

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