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Ferguson appointed new Doncaster manager

Doncaster have appointed Darren Ferguson as their new manager.

Ferguson is the permanent successor to Paul Dickov and was unveiled by Rovers on Friday morning ahead of this weekend's Sky Bet League One clash with fellow strugglers Bradford.

Darren Ferguson is the son of Alex Ferguson. Credit: PA

A statement on the club's website read: "Doncaster Rovers football club are delighted to announce to the appointment of Darren Ferguson as first-team manager.

"Ferguson has previously managed Preston North End and Peterborough United where he achieved back-to-back promotions from League 2 to the Championship including an automatic promotion in 2009.

"Ferguson joins Rovers with an outstanding win ratio of 42% which is sure to excite the home faithful."



Convicted burglar absconds from prison in Doncaster

A 24-year-old convicted burglar has absconded from prison in Doncaster, police said.

Damian Pearson fled from HMP Hatfield in Doncaster at around 7am, South Yorkshire Police said.

Mr Pearson was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for burglary in 2013. He is white, 6ft 1ins tall, of slim build and has links to Doncaster, in particular the Wheatley Park area.

Police has advised members of the public not to approach him.

Police: Damage to pair's abuse victims will last for years

The child sex abuse crimes committed by HIV-positive Anthony Marsh's crimes were "especially deplorable," said Detective Inspector Delphine Waring of South Yorkshire Police.

Detective Inspector Delphine Waring of South Yorkshire Police urged any more victims to come forward. Credit: ITV News Calendar

"Knowing he had HIV, he chose to engage in sexual conduct with teenage boys and, in so doing, demonstrated a complete disregard for their wellbeing and future health," she said after Marsh and his accomplice were handed life sentences today.

"But, for Marsh and Davis's victims and their own families, today's sentencing will not be the end of the story," Ms Waring added. "The damage these two men have inflicted will last for many years to come."

The detective said it was possible more victims had not yet identified themselves and urged any people in that position to come forward for help.

Paedophiles' 'shocking' crimes took place across the UK

Speaking after the sentencing of "predatory" paedophile Anthony Marsh and accomplice Lee Davis, South Yorkshire Police described the men's offences as "the most shocking series of sexual crimes committed against young boys" that the force has investigated.

The pair were said by police to have targeted boys across the country.

Marsh and Davis indulged their own depraved and criminal desires for many years against a number of young, impressionable and vulnerable young boys the length and breadth of the country.

The extent of their offending was matched only by the duplicity of their behaviour, which included their use of pseudonyms and multiple mobile phones to disguise their true identities and the deceit they exhibited day after day to their own families.

– Detective Inspector Delphine Waring of South Yorkshire Police

Double lives of 'family men' who abused boys

HIV-positive paedophile Anthony Marsh and his accomplice Lee Davis are both married with children and managed to hide their crimes from their families for more than a decade.

Read: 'Predatory' HIV positive paedophile jailed for life

The men, from near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, used social networks such as Facebook and Bebo, as well as specialist gay websites, to groom teenagers as young as 13, before meeting their victims to sexually abuse them.

Police found a library of films hidden in the cellar of Davis's home showing him abusing the boys.

Officers also established that Marsh distributed some of the footage over the web.

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