Live Blog: Latest Sheffield news as gang of men offer to 'buy' city schoolgirl

Updates from The Star team as police officers investigate reports that a gang of men offered cash to a Sheffield mum in exchange for her daughter as she walked the youngster to school.

Thursday, 2nd December 2021, 1:32 pm

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Refresh this page for updates on today’s top news, which also includes the latest on all the plans for the site of the former Damon’s restaurant in Sheffield and how a former John Lewis worker has used her redundancy to open her own shop in the city.

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A horrified mum told South Yorkshire Police that a gang of men offered her cash in exchange for her daughter as she walked along a Sheffield street

Live Blog: Latest Sheffield news as gang of men offer to ‘buy’ city schoolgirl

Last updated: Thursday, 02 December, 2021, 17:51

  • Sheffield mum's horror as gang of men offer cash to 'buy' her young daughter
  • Plans for takeaway, drive-thru and nursery near new Wetherspoons and Taco Bell at former Damon’s restaurant in Sheffield
  • Former John Lewis Sheffield worker opens The Woman In Me lingerie shop in Crookes with redundancy money

5.10pm - Sheffield man, 23, charged with possessing and sharing terrorist publications

A Sheffield man has been charged under the terrorism act for disseminating terrorist material.

A 23-year-old man from Sheffield has been charged with eight offences under the terrorism act at a London court.

5.08pm - Heart of the City II: Hallamshire Historic Buildings praise councillors for saving Sheffield chimneys

Rear of facades on Pinstone Street revealed by demolition.

Hallamshire Historic Buildings (HHB) said there were important lessons to be learned from Sheffield Council rejecting Heart of the City II plans to save historic chimneys.

4.46pm - Strangers save autistic Chesterfield boy’s birthday - after parents refuse to send kids to his party

Hannah was taken aback by the support for Harry after she posted about what happened on social media.

A boy with autism has been flooded with birthday cards from strangers after classmates told him their parents would not let them attend his party.

3.32pm - Sheffield jobs: Plans approved for more than 1,000 new roles at mega distribution hub near city

Councillors have agreed to remove an access which will form part of a new “vast distribution hub” in Hellaby, which developers say could create more than 1,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

Councillors have agreed to remove an access which will form part of a new ‘vast distribution hub’ in Hellaby, which developers say could create more than 1,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

3.17pm - Formal complaint made against councillor who pulled man’s face covering on picket line

There was an angry confrontation between Sheffield Council Leader Terry Fox, in a red scarf, and a man on the picket line outside the Octagon. Credit: Sheffield Solidarity Group

A formal complaint has been lodged against the Sheffield councillor who pulled down a man’s face covering during a picket line row.

3.02pm - Sheffield Council forced to reveal it paid £1,250 a day for interim chief executive

Charlie Adan, who was Sheffield Council's interim chief executive after John Mothersole retired.

Sheffield Council was forced to reveal it paid £1,250 a day to its former interim chief executive following a Freedom of Information battle.

3.09pm - Cannabis factory found by South Yorkshire Police in former Chinese takeaway and restaurant in Swallownest

A cannabis factory was found in the former Golden Phoenix Chinese restaurant and takeaway in Swallownest

A cannabis factory has been found by South Yorkshire Police in a former Chinese restaurant and takeaway.

1.54pm - South Yorkshire Police officer bailed after arrest over corruption claim and 'relationship' with victim of crime

A police officer arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office and corruption has been re-bailed

A South Yorkshire Police officer arrested on suspicion of corruption and misconduct in a public office has been bailed pending further enquiries.

2.04pm - Norfolk Park Road bomb scare: Police say 'suspicious device' at Sheffield student halls was a homemade speaker

A heavy police presence was spotted at Norfolk Park Road on Wednesday night (December 1) over reports of a 'suspicious package' at the student halls. It turned out to be homemade speaker.

A ‘suspicious device’ that led to a bomb squad scrambling to a Sheffield student halls turned out to be a homemade music speaker.

1.47pm - The 10 Sheffield areas with highest Covid-19 infection rates amid Omicron variant fears

New Covid rules have been introduced in light of the spread of the Omicron variant, with the booster jab and vaccine roll-out now being extended. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images

With the Omicron variant reaching the UK and prompting a tightening of Covid restrictions, concern has been raised over infection rates ahead of Christmas.

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