Live updates

  1. Calendar

Police cordon in place near stream where woman's body was found

A police cordon is in place near a stream in Sheffield where a woman's body was found this morning.

Credit: ITV News

Officers searching for missing student Caroline Everest discovered the body at 3.45am.

Formal identification is yet to take place, but the teenager's family has been informed of the development.

Police have a wide area around the scene cordoned off Credit: ITV News
The brook where the body was found Credit: ITV News

Body found in search for missing student Caroline Everest

Caroline Everest was last seen at a nightclub on Sunday morning. Credit: Police handout

The body of a woman has been found in a river by police searching for missing student Caroline Everest.

The 18-year-old has been missing since early on Sunday morning, when she was last seen at a nightclub in Sheffield.

"Officers searching the area this morning found the body of a woman in a river in Summerfield Street, at the bottom of Ecclesall Road, at around 3.45am," a South Yorkshire Police spokesman said.

"She has not yet been formally identified, but police believe it to be Caroline Everest. Her family has been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers."

Officers are still trying to establish the circumstances surrounding her death.


Scougall hoping for Sheffield United fan power

Sheffield United midfielder Stefan Scougall believes the Bramall Lane supporters can spur the Blades into the League Cup final.

The League One side are a goal down from the first leg, but are in confident mood ahead of the second leg.

Stefan Scougall is looking to cause an upset. Credit: PA

"There is nothing for us to fear and we are going to try to cause an upset - like what happened at the weekend (in the FA Cup fourth round) with Middlesbrough beating Manchester City and Bradford beating Chelsea.

"We have proved ourselves over the last year whenever we have played a team in a higher league that there is nothing to fear. We can go out and cause another upset.

"I think you will have around 30,000 Blades fans at Bramall Lane on Wednesday night, so I think that is going to help us and drive us on a little bit more."

Men held after death of pensioner in Sheffield

Credit: PA Wire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a pensioner found apparently collapsed in the street.

South Yorkshire Police said they were called to Worrall Road, in the Hillsborough area of Sheffield, after an 80-year-old woman was found in the street. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers said the woman's death was "unexplained" but later said they had arrested a 55-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

A spokesman said:

He said the arrested man remains in custody.

Formal identification of the woman and a post-mortem examination have yet to take place, he said.

A 55-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Sheffield today.

Emergency services were called at around 9.30am this morning to reports of an 80-year-old woman who appeared to have collapsed in Worrall Road, in the Hillsborough area.

The woman was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

Worrall Road was closed while police carried out enquiries. The road has since been reopened but a small cordon will remain in place around the scene.

– South Yorkshire Police


Two held over Sheffield city centre shooting

Two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting that left a 22-year-old man dead.

A 25-year-old man and a 32-year-old man are being questioned on suspicion of the murder of Jordan Thomas, who suffered fatal injuries when he was shot in a car in Sheffield city centre on Sunday night.

A 27-year-old man was seriously injured in the attack.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Two men have been arrested this morning in connection with the fatal shooting in Sheffield on Sunday evening on Derek Dooley Way.

"Both men, aged 25 and 32 years old, were arrested in Sheffield on suspicion of murder. They are currently in police custody being questioned by officers.

"Police are continuing to investigate and are conducting further inquiries, and would still urge the public to please come forward if they have any information."

Detectives said they believed the shooting could have been a targeted attack.

Deputy PM says Sheffield shooting is a "tragedy"

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam, said the shooting death of a 22-year-old man in the city centre, was a "tragedy" and urged anyone with information to talk to the police.

In a message on Twitter, Mr Clegg said he was "shocked to hear what happened."

Man shot dead in Sheffield city centre

Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A man has been shot dead and another injured as they sat in a car in Sheffield city centre.

The men, both 22, were shot in Derek Dooley Way, Sheffield, at around 10.15pm on Sunday, South Yorkshire Police said.

They were taken to hospital but the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead. The passenger remains in hospital in a stable condition, police said.

Both men are from the Sheffield area. No one has been arrested, police said.

Sheffield MP warns club bosses against Evans' return

Sheffield MP Paul Blomfield has called on Sheffield United to reconsider its decision to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans back on the training field, warning bosses they were ‘dragging the club through the mud’.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

The Labour politician and lifelong Blades fan has written an open letter to the club’s co-chairmen Kavin McCabe and Jim Phipps, published on his Facebook page.

I have not commented publicly on the issue until now because I was confident, on the basis of our discussions over several months, that you would make the right decision in accordance with the values of our club and because I didn't want to add to the damage to our reputation by needless speculation.

I also sought to reassure people who contacted me about the good intentions of the club. Sadly, it appears I was wrong.

– Paul Blomfield MP, Sheffield Central (Lab)

Mr Blomfield said he “strongly agreed” with the principle of rehabilitation – but pointed out that Evans had not taken the first step towards doing so, continuing to deny his guilt and trivialising his crime by referring to it as an “act of infidelity”.

Load more updates