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Man kept like a slave beaten with pick axe handles

David Rooke admitted false imprisonment and ABH, his son Jamie, 19, to ABH and affray and Donna Rooke to battery.

32 year-old Craig Kinsella was kept in the family's garage and made to scavenge for food from bins.

Craig, who has learning difficulties, was made to work from 7:30 am until midnight and beaten with pick axe handles.

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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.
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.

Read: Double lives of 'family men' who abused boys for a decade

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.

'Predatory' HIV positive paedophile jailed for life

An HIV positive paedophile who groomed teenage boys on the internet and filmed himself having sex with his victims has been jailed for life today.

(L-R) Anthony Marsh, 53, who is HIV positive, and Lee Davie, 39. Both men admitted a string of sexual offences against children.
(L-R) Anthony Marsh, 53, who is HIV positive, and Lee Davie, 39. Both men admitted a string of sexual offences against children. Credit: Police handout

Anthony Marsh, 53, a salesman from near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was told he must serve at least 10 years before he is considered for release.

He was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court along with unemployed accomplice Lee Davis, 39, who was also given a life term and told he must serve at least 12-and-a-half years in prison.

Judge Julian Goose QC told Marsh and Davis they were "predatory, dangerous paedophiles". Police have described their activities as "vile, horrendous offences".

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Investigation launched into house fire after toddler dies

A full investigation will begin today into the cause of a house fire that left a two-year-old girl dead, the South Yorkshire Fire Service said.

The house in Conisborough, South Yorkshire, where a two-year-old girl has died.
The house in Conisborough, South Yorkshire, where a two-year-old girl has died. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

"A team of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and located the fire in an upstairs bedroom, the fire service said in a statement. "A young child was rescued from the bedroom but sadly died."

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Murder investigation after man found dead in street

Police have launched a murder investigation after one man was found dead and a second seriously injured in a residential street in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

The whole of Grosvenor Road in Rotherham is being treated as a crime scene
The whole of Grosvenor Road in Rotherham is being treated as a crime scene Credit: ITV News/Rupert Evelyn

A police statement said the incident followed "sightings of a man brandishing a machete in Eastwood and Rotherham town centre".

Emergency service were called to the Grosvenor Road area of the town shortly after 2pm today. The street is cordoned off and forensics experts are at the scene.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

Fire at Sheffield recycling plant 'under control'

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that their crews have a large fire at a recycling plant in Sheffield under control. The service still has 10 crews at the scene and expects to be dampening down for the next few days.

The crews did an absolutely fantastic job. We were worried it would spread to Veolia, with potentially hazardous problems.

That would have been likely to have resulted in evacuations. But the crews put fire breaks in and contained the fire to the premises.

Although there was a lot of black smoke, the plume mostly blew over an industrial area and we're confident it wasn't hazardous.

– Incident Commander Rick Rolt, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
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