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Gang of five sentenced to total of 43 years for drug offences

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Five men have been sentenced for their part in a drugs operation following a covert police investigation in Barnsley. The gang, made up of two men from Royston, Andrew Evans of Park View and Richard Hatfield of Midland Road, Patrick Sweeney of Wood Lane, Carlton, Jamie Goose of Acre Road, Cudworth and Paul Mountain of… Read more »


Police name man who died in Barnsley altercation

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South Yorkshire Police have named the man who died following an altercation in Barnsley at the weekend as Shaun Ian Mason. At around 11.30pm on Saturday 17 June, emergency services were called to a property in Manor Court, Genn Lane, Worsbrough, following reports of a group of men and women fighting outside of the address…. Read more »



Police seek information about Stairfoot quad bikes assault

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Police officers investigating a reported assault in the Stairfoot area of Barnsley have released a CCTV image of people they would like to speak to. Police believe the people pictured could hold important information about the incident, which happened on Thursday 16 March in the McDonalds car park on Wombwell Lane. At about 6.20pm, a… Read more »


Academy firearms comment made purely in jest – Police

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Police have concluded an investigation into a third party report that a firearm may have been taken into a school in Barnsley, and want to reassure the public they are confident there is no threat or risk of harm. Those involved have been identified and spoken to by officers, and it is believed that, while… Read more »


Woman suspected of arson attack

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At around 2am this morning fire crews were called out to the Leisurama Entertainment building. The street was closed but it’s now re-opened. A 43-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the suspected arson attack.



Police seek man who robbed 60-year-old at a bus stop

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South Yorkshire Police have appealed for information after a thief stole a handbag from a 60-year-old woman as she waited for a bus. The incident happened outside the Travellers Inn on Sheffield Road, Birdwell, just after midnight on Sunday, March 5. Detectives in Barnsley say the woman and her husband were at the bus stop… Read more »


Sixteen arrested in day of action by Barnsley police.

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Sixteen people were arrested in a day of action by police and partner agencies in Barnsley. As part of the force-wide Operation Duxford initiative, officers and PCSOs worked alongside partner agencies to tackle crime, engage with people and protect vulnerable people in a dedicated operation to focus the spotlight on Barnsley. Activity was focussed around… Read more »