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Man charged after three die in fatal Boxing Day crash

Flowers at the junction between Manor Way and Sutton Road where four people were hit by a car on Boxing Day Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A 24-year-old man has been charged after a car ploughed into a group of pedestrians on Boxing Day leaving three people dead and a fourth fighting for his life.

The victims who were hit by a blue Volvo S60 at 11pm on December 26 were two 54-year-old women, a 48-year-old man, and a 57-year-old man who is still in hospital.

Ricky Joe Hepworth has been charged with multiple road traffic offences including three counts of death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision following the crash at the junction between Sutton Road and Manor Way in Askern, Doncaster.


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.

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