NEWS IN BRIEF: Woman distressed by street robbery

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A WOMAN aged 61 was pushed over and robbed of her handbag by two youths in dark clothing who ran up alongside her.

The woman was shaken and distressed, but not seriously injured, by the robbery on Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, at 9pm on Tuesday. The youths fled to Brickhouse Yard and Catherine Street. Flat door set on fire

THE door to a flat was set alight by arsonists on Oakland Road, Mexborough. Flames did not spread inside the property but smoke filtered in. Nobody was at home when fire broke out at 10pm on Tuesday.

Machinery burned

PLANT machinery on a building site was damaged in an arson attack on Lowfield Road, Bolton-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, at midnight on Tuesday

Tyres set ablaze

TYRES in a field on Ramper Road, Carr, Rotherham, went up in flames at 6.15am on Wednesday.