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Family of Mushin Ahmed pays tribute to 'kind and gentle man' after funeral

The family of a pensioner who died following an attack in Rotherham in August have described him as a 'kind and gentle man' after his funeral today.

Mushin Ahmed Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Mushin Ahmed, 81, was a laid to rest following a procession at Herringthorpe Stadium in Rotherham earlier today.

In a brief statement his wife said: “My husband and the father of our four children was the most sincere, kind and gentle man.

“He loved Yemen and England and Ireland, and was incredibly proud to be a Yorkshireman.

“We’d like to thank everyone within our local community and beyond, who have offered us overwhelming support throughout the most difficult time in our lives.

“The community has come together united in sorrow at the loss of our husband, father and friend.

“Mushin was a loving, friendly man and he would want us to try and bring something positive out of our grief, in the hope that no other families should ever have to go through this pain.”

Two men from Rotherham have been charged with his murder.

Doncaster Rovers to announce new manager next week

Doncaster Rovers have confirmed they will announce their new first team manager towards the end of next week, ahead of the Bradford City game.

Paul Dickov was sacked by Rovers last month Credit: Press Association

The new manager who will replace Paul Dickov will be in charge for the game against Bradford on October 17th.

The Board of directors are currently conducting interviews and are very impressed with the high calibre of candidates for the role. The aim of this recruitment process has always been to secure the best person for the short, mid, and most importantly long term future, of Doncaster Rovers Football Club.

– Doncaster Rovers statement


Trio charged over Sheffield robbery

Three men have been charged in connection with a reported robbery in Sheffield city centre earlier this week.

Lee Depledge, 23, Devon Hague, 25, and Ricky Goacher, 26, all of Charter Row, Sheffield, will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 9 October) charged with robbery.

At around 11.30pm on Wednesday 7 October, a group of men are alleged to have threatened and taken property from two men in St Mary’s Gate underpass in Sheffield city centre.


Mayor to celebrate re-opening of 'Ministry of Food'

The Mayor of Rotherham will attend an event to mark the first anniversary of the re-opening of Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food later today.

Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food in Rotherham is celebrating its first year back in business Credit: Press Association

It was originally opened back in 2008 to help teach people in the town how to cook for themselves. The town's council initially closed the project down over concerns about the safety of the building it was operating from.

Witnesses sought after Doncaster dog attack

Police are asking for anyone who saw a woman being attacked by a dog in Doncaster to come forward.

Editorial Image Credit: Press Association

The 51-year-old suffered 'potentially life-changing' injuries in the attack which took place around 7:30pm on Wednesday night. She had been out walking in Ramsden Road in Hexthorpe, Doncaster.

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man and seized the dog involved, but are asking anyone with more information to come forward.

Search continues for Polish woman missing from Doncaster missing for a week

Magdelana Charciarek was last seen a week ago Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police in Doncaster are continuing to appeal to trace missing Polish woman Magdelana Charciarek, one week after she was last seen.

27-year-old Magdelana was last seen around 1pm on Wednesday 30th September leaving her family’s home in Cookson Street, Doncaster, where she said she was going to the town centre.

She has not been seen since and police, along with her family, are growing increasingly concerned for her safety.

“Since Magdelana was reported missing last week we have been working with her family and have carried out a number of searches in the local area as well as issuing a media appeal.

At this stage we have not been able to trace any further confirmed sightings of Magdelana and as you can imagine our fears for her safety are growing with each passing hour.

We don’t believe that Magdelana has access to a bank account or mobile phone and at the time she was last seen is thought to have had around £10 in her possession.

Magdelana speaks some English and has travelled previously but her disappearance is out of character and it’s vital we trace her whereabouts as her family are extremely concerned."

– Superintendent Natalie Shaw, Doncaster District Police

Magdelana is described as white around 5ft 6ins tall, slim build, with blue eyes and long light brown hair. She was last seen wearing a grey coat with blue skinny jeans, a blue t-shirt, a long red scarf and carrying a black coloured leather handbag. Magdelana also wears glasses.

Imams declare ISIS is 'failing' in new edition of digital magazine

Imams from across the country have today claimed that ISIS is failing in its mission, by not supporting Muslims.

Leeds-based Imam Qari Asim is among the senior editors of the digital magazine Haqiqah, which was developed as an attempt to "reclaim the digital space from ISIS." The latest issue argues that "the terrorist group, which has no religious legitimacy, is also failing socially and economically."

“The reality is that Daesh continues to put out a huge amount of propaganda and lies, despite its promises being exposed as falsehoods, which is why a continued effort to reclaim the digital space from terrorists is so important.

In its desperation at its own failings, it has told Syrians that they are committing a ‘major sin’ in Islam if they seek protection in the West. According to Daesh, this makes thousands refugees apostates. This is a wicked and inhumane lie.”

– Dr Qari Asim MBE, Imam at Makkah Mosque
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