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Here’s a run down of the news around South Yorkshire today.

Jordan Thomas murder trial: Dad’s ‘mistake’ over alibi for defendant

The father of one of the men accused of murdering Jordan Thomas has said he made a ‘genuine mistake’ when he gave police an incorrect alibi for his son on the night of the killing.

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VIDEO: Sheffield siege man jailed after police find over £8,000 of cocaine in his front garden

A Sheffield man who sparked a three-hour armed siege has been jailed – after more than £8,000 of cocaine was unearthed in his front garden.

Nicholas McGhee has been jailed for eight years for drug offences and money laundering.

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Hollywood blockbuster filmed on streets of Sheffield

Pedestrians wore confused expressions as a small crowd gathered on Sheffield’s Wicker looking as if they had stepped straight out of the 1970s.

The film How to Talk to Girls at Parties, starring Hollywood heavyweights Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp, has started shooting in Sheffield.

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New branch of tree felling row as 31 trees set for axe on Sheffield road

Residents have united to oppose the felling of 31 trees in a leafy Sheffield area in the latest branch of the city controversy.

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Murdered pensioner ‘stabbed 69 times as couple robbed his home to pay off Sheffield drug dealer’

A South Yorkshire pensioner was stabbed 69 times in his own home as a couple robbed him to pay off a £500 drugs debt, a court heard.

Property developer John Gogarty, 65, died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the attack at his home in Marsh Street, Wombwell on the evening of July 13 this year.

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Police seek man in connection with sexual assault of teenage girl in Sheffield

Police have today released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl in Sheffield.

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