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Hunt for men who assaulted delivery driver and stole his van

Police are hunting men who assaulted a delivery driver in Haxey before stealing his van.

The incident happened on Wednesday in Eastlound Road.

The driver was grabbed by two men and assaulted, before one of them took his van keys and drove off in the vehicle.

The plain white Peugeot van was seen travelling on Doncaster Road, Westwoodside, and is believed to have been driven into the South Yorkshire area.

It is also suspected that those travelling in a black Honda Civic, seen following the van, may also have been involved.

Despite extensive searches, which included the use of the force helicopter, the vehicles are yet to be found.

One of the suspects was said to be of medium build, with dark hair. He wore a florescent jacket.

Caroline death: rape suspect released on bail

A 31-year-old man arrested on suspicion of rape has been bailed pending further enquiries.

The man was arrested yesterday by officers investigating the disappearance of Sheffield student Caroline Everest.

18-year-old Caroline was reported missing after leaving the Corporation nightclub in the city centre in the early hours of Sunday 22 November.

Officers searching for Caroline discovered her body in a river in Summerfield Street, at the bottom of Ecclesall Road, at about 3.45am on Tuesday 24 November.

The cause of Caroline’s death is still to be determined and detectives investigating her death are treating it as unexplained.

I would like to say thank you on behalf of Caroline’s family and South Yorkshire Police to the overwhelming public response we have had throughout the investigation so far. This is an incredibly difficult time for Caroline’s family and I would ask that the media respect their privacy. The investigation is still ongoing and we are urging anyone who saw Caroline on the night she disappeared to come forward. Her picture has been widely circulated and if you saw her on that night please get in touch. Any information, no matter how small, could help us piece together her final steps to bring some closure to her family.

– Detective Chief Inspector Victoria Short


Appeal after fatal ditch accident

A 24-year-old man has died following an accident in the Sykehouse area of Doncaster.

The man was found inside a Vauxhall Astra car in a roadside ditch off Oak Lane at around 6.20pm yesterday (November 24th).

It is believed the silver Astra may have been travelling in the direction of the A614 Selby Road but it is not known how long the vehicle was in the ditch before being discovered. Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle prior to the collision or anyone who may hold information.


Caroline Everest death: Police arrest man on suspicion of rape

Officers investigating the death of 18-year-old Caroline Everest in Sheffield have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of rape.

They say tests into the cause of the student's death have proved ‘inconclusive’ and that more are to be carried out to determine how she died.

Caroline was reported missing after leaving the Corporation nightclub in the city centre in the early hours of Sunday. Officers today confirmed a body found yesterday in a river in Summerfield Street is that of the missing teenager.

Detectives are continuing their investigation to piece together the exact circumstances that led to her death.

Caroline Everest

At this time, we are treating Caroline’s death as unexplained. There have been a number of developments throughout the late evening and overnight as part of this complex investigation. Officers have trawled through hours of CCTV footage to trace Caroline’s last steps to begin to understand what happened that night. CCTV tells us that Caroline left the Corporation nightclub on Milton Street at around 2.40am on Sunday.

A minute later, she is seen with a man outside the Devonshire Cat pub. At 3.35am, CCTV shows them parting company on Napier Street in Sharrow. Approximately ten minutes later, Caroline is seen alone on Summerfield Street, walking in the direction of the river. This is the last we see of her.

We have carried out extensive enquiries in a bid to identify and locate the man in the earlier CCTV footage. As a result, we arrested a 31-year-old on suspicion of rape. He remains in custody. The investigation is ongoing and we continue to review CCTV footage from the information received from the public. If you saw Caroline that night, or have any information, I urge you to come forward. Any information, no matter how small, could be vital to piece together her final steps and to provide answers for her family.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Victoria Short
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