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Xmas Day murder probe launched in Barnsley

Police are investigating following the discovery of a man’s body in the Worsbrough area of Barnsley this morning.

Just before 9.40am, police were called by ambulance staff to a property in Mayfield Crescent, where the body of a 30-year-old man was found.

At this time, the cause of death is not known and a post-mortem is expected to be carried out later this evening.

A 27-year-old woman who was also at the property has been arrested on suspicion of murder and currently remains in police custody.

Officers remain in the area carrying out enquiries to ascertain the exact circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Teenage cyclist fighting for life after collision

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving a cyclist and a car in Barnsley on Saturday evening which has left a teenage boy fighting for his life.

Just before 8.20pm on December 23rd, a cyclist and dark coloured Dacia Compass were travelling along Shaw Lane, before the railway bridge in Carlton, Barnsley, when they collided.

The cyclist, a 17-year-old boy, sustained life threatening injuries in the collision and was taken to hospital.


Barnsley boy, 7, buys Christmas gifts for homeless dogs - and their owners

  • Video report by Katie Oscroft

A seven-year-old boy from Barnsley has used his pocket money to buy Christmas gifts for homeless dogs - and their owners.

Jayden Hood says he can't imagine how he would feel if he and his own dog Rufus hadn't got a warm house this Christmas.


Man denies attempted murder of four children

Car crashed in Oxspring

A man allegedly tried to murder four young children by hitting them with a hammer and then crashing a car with them inside into the wall of a Barnsley pub.

But Sheffield Crown Court heard that 29-year-old Owen Scott and the four youngsters, including a nine-month-old baby, all survived the incident at the Travellers' Inn at Oxspring.

Scott, who's from Hampshire, denies four counts of attempted murder and was remanded in custody to stand trial in January.

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