Listen: Anti-social behaviour ‘out of control’

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People living in the Eastwood area of Rotherham say anti-social behaviour and violence is making their lives a daily misery. Residents say street drinking, noise nuisance, fly-tipping and violence are just some of the recurring problems in the area. A … Continue reading

Child sex trial told how abuse allegations came to light

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RELATIVES of a schoolgirl allegedly abused in a country park have given tearful testimony in court. The girl’s mum and sister described at Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday when they first heard the allegations against Adam Lockwood (30). Lockwood, formerly … Continue reading

Sarah Champion: “Abuse is always about power”

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Sarah Champion has been a relentless advocate for victims of child sexual abuse since entering parliament six years ago. But the Labour MP for Rotherham is concerned the issue is ‘dropping off’ the government’s radar. She talks to Elizabeth Bates … Continue reading

Still no verdict in trial of man accused of raping teenage girl

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The jury in the trial of a man accused of raping a teenage girl has been sent home for the night again without reaching a verdict. Jurors have spent the day deliberating in the case of Asghar Bostan (47) but … Continue reading