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A convicted burglar has been sentenced to an additional four years in prison after he was found guilty of sending threats to the victim of his crime.
Ashley Keast, who's 26 ,was serving a 32 month prison sentence, after being found guilty in March this year of committing a burglary in Rotherham.
Keast was caught by police after he sent a selfie boasting of his crime, using a SIM card he had just stolen. This photo was received by a number of the victims contacts, who were then able to alert the police.
Keast has now been found guilty of threats to kill, witness intimidation and attempting to pervert the course of justice, after he organised for a threatening letter to be sent to the victim of the burglary. He was sentenced to an additional four years in prison at Sheffield Crown Court, to be completed after his original burglary conviction.
The judge described the crime as despicable, commenting that his actions have resulted in months of suffering for the victim.
PC Adam Broughton, investigating officer in the case, said: "Following the original conviction for burglary, the victim in this case felt that justice had been done. Unfortunately, this was not the end of the ordeal. The safety and wellbeing of any victim of crime is our main priority and this sentence reflects the seriousness of threats, intimidation and attempts by anyone to pervert the course of justice."
Sheffield United have drawn Tottenham Hotspur in tonight's draw for the Semi-final of the Capital One Cup. The Blades' appearance in the semi finals marks the first time that a team from the third tier have reached this stage since 1996/97, when it was Stockport County reaching the final four.
Job centre staff in Hull say they are confident the city can shake off its image of having one of the worst unemployment rates in the country.
It comes as figures today revealed the Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire region as a whole has the second highest rate of people out of work in the UK. That's despite improving numbers which show there are fewer people out of work than this time three months ago.
Today, the first 14 of the one thousand jobs due to be created at Siemens were advertised as part of its multi million pound investment in Hull. But as Fiona Dwyer reports the people helping job seekers say they don't have to wait for work.
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Police are renewing an appeal to find a father of two from Bridlington who has been missing since Monday 8 December.
32 year-old Damion Vernon was last seen in Wakefield and has not been in touch with friends or family since his disappearance.
Police are keen to find any information about Damion, or anyone who believes they may have seen him on the day he went missing.
Yorkshire Smokefree have launched a new campaign to help and encourage people across the region to give up smoking over Christmas.
The video, featuring people who previously benefitted from the service, offers advice and espouses the pros of kicking the habit:
The service is available here
Unemployment in Yorkshire and the Humber fell by 2,000 in the three months to October, official figures have revealed.Read the full story ›
A confidential helpline has been launched for the victims and survivors of sexual exploitation in Rotherham.
Staffed by the NSPCC, the 24-hour support service is a single point of contact for people who have suffered abuse in the past, or those who may be being exploited now.
They can be contacted on:
- 0800 7319256
Sheffield United have made it to the League Cup Semi-Final after beating Premier League side, Southampton.
The Blades reached their first League Cup semi in over ten years thanks to a Marc McNulty goal in the second half.