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Man charged in connection with Sheffield street robberies

A man has been charged in connection with a number of street robberies in the Hillsborough area of Sheffield.

Joel Fletcher, 21, was charged with three counts of robbery, one theft and one burglary.

He has been charged in connection with a robbery that was reported on Wednesday 8 April in Middlewood Road, Hillsborough. It is alleged a woman's necklace was stolen.

Two robberies were reported to police on Sunday 12 April.

It is alleged a chain was stolen from a 60-year-old man, while he was waiting at a bus stop in Middlewood Road.

A necklace and ring were allegedly taken from a 41-year-old woman as she walked down an alleyway off Langsett Road.

He has been charged with theft in connection with an allegation that a woman in her 60s had a necklace stolen in Morrison’s supermarket in Hillsborough.

He has also been charged in connection with burglary at a house in Foxhill, which was reported to police on 10 February.

He is due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today.


Shop owner releases shocking CCTV footage after robbery

CCTV footage has been released of two armed robbers who threatened female staff during a raid at a convenience store.

The footage shows one of the men jumping over the counter before they forced staff to hand over cash from the till.

The store's owner Ron Ford, released the footage in a bid to catch them.

The robbery happened at the Costcutter store on Fish Dam Lane in the Monk Bretton area of Barnsley.


Six men on trial following death of Doncaster man

The trial of six men has begun at Sheffield Crown Court following the death of a 26-year-old man in Doncaster last year.

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Police were called to an address on Sunday 14 September, by the ambulance service, who were there to treat a man with serious, unexplained injuries.

Adam Szurgocinski later died at hospital and police launched a murder investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding his death.

The post mortem concluded that Mr Szurgocinski had suffered from a haemorrhage, which officers believe had been caused by an injury to his neck during an assault.

After extensive enquiries, spanning a number of months, a total of 16 people were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Following further enquiries, Mateusz Halabura, 25, Pawel Wergorzewski, 20, Rafal Palinski, 29, Jaroslaw Owczarczyk, 32 and Sebastian Mariusz Gurski, 30 were charged with murder and appeared at court today.

Dariusz Bagusz, 32, was charged with perverting the course of justice and was at court this afternoon.

Nine of the other people arrested were all later released, without charge and one remains on police bail.

Human remains are of missing Doncaster man, police say

The human remains found on a railway embankment near Hexthorpe Junction in Balby last month are of long-term missing person Alan Brown, police say.

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Mr Brown, who was 59-years-old when he was last seen, went missing from his home address on Westfield Road in Balby on Wednesday, 17 October, 2012.

Despite extensive enquiries and appeals by South Yorkshire Police, Mr Brown was never found.

British Transport Police launched an investigation on Sunday, 29 March, 2015, following the discovery on the railway embankment.

Officers forensically recovered Mr Brown’s body and working alongside South Yorkshire Police, the process of formal identification commenced.

A post-mortem examination carried out was inconclusive and a file has now been prepared for the Coroner. Mr Brown’s family have been informed.

Police say the death of Mr Brown is at this stage not being treated as suspicious.

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