All of these defendants have been handed lengthy jail terms for horrific crimes committed, or brought to justice, in South Yorkshire over the last decade. Top row (l-r): Jonathan Bowling left and Ashley Foster; Paul Eames; Martin Johnson Bottom row (l-r):Shamraze Khan (left) and Kasim Ahmed; Arshid Hussain (left) with Basharat Hussain (centre) and Bannaras Hussain; Andrew Johnson

10 of the most shocking crimes committed in South Yorkshire over the past decade

South Yorkshire’s police officers and courts investigate crimes and bring those responsible to justice every day, and here we examine some of the most devastating cases from the past decade.

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 1:16 pm

The former Lord Chief Justice of England, Lord Hewart, once said “justice must be not only be done, but must also be seen to be done” – outlining one of the main reasons that news outlets cover court cases.

Our reporters attend the county’s criminal courts – as well as its coroners’ courts – every day; reporting on cases from across South Yorkshire in order to show justice being done and to shine a spotlight on the lessons that can be learned from a person’s death.

We have been your eyes and ears in court as some of the county’s most reprehensible offenders have been jailed for their heinous crimes.

And here are 10 of the worst cases from the past decade.

Our thoughts continue to be with the victims’ loved ones.


In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a digital subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Nancy Fielder, editor.

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