Sheffield news: LIVE updates as sawn-off shotgun with ammunition and crack cocaine seized by South Yorkshire Police

Updates from The Star team as an illegal immigrant who was most likely ‘trafficked’ into the UK has been jailed after he admitted overseeing a cannabis harvest at two South Yorkshire homes.

Tuesday, 7th December 2021, 11:08 am

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Refresh this page for updates on today’s top news, which so far includes how South Yorkshire Police made 12 arrests and recovered a sawn-off shotgun in Barnsley as part of Operation Duxford.

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Sheffield news LIVE: updates as sawn-off shotgun with ammunition and crack cocaine seized by South Yorkshire Police

Last updated: Tuesday, 07 December, 2021, 17:42

5.20pm - Sheffield murder accused claims he did not realise Danny Irons had been stabbed

Pictured is deceased father-of-three Daniel Irons, also known as Danny Irons, who lived between homes in Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, and Rotherham, and sadly died aged 32 after he suffered a fatal stab wound to his chest before collapsing on Fretson Green, at Woodthorpe, Sheffield.

One of two Sheffield cousins accused of murder after a confrontation in a park says he did not realise Danny Irons had been stabbed.

4.56pm - Sheffield drink driver was four times over limit at 8.30am when she flipped car on Ridgeway Road at Manor Top

A woman pleaded guilty to drink driving after flipper her car onto its roof while being four times over the limit at 8.30am.

This is the moment a drink driver who was four times over the limit at 8.30am flipped her car on its roof in Sheffield.

4.54pm - Sheffield City Region mayoral election: Labour narrows candidates from seven down to four

Four Labour candidates are now in the running for the South Yorkshire Mayoral Election, after the Labour party whittled down the list from seven.

3.43pm - £5m for warmer private sector homes as almost 10 per cent of Barnsley homes are in fuel poverty

The council submitted a bid for the cash from the government’s sustainable warmth competition in August, and has been awarded the full £5.3m.

Barnsley Council is set to accept more than £5m in funding to make private sector homes more energy efficient, after government figures found almost 10 per cent of households in Barnsley are living in fuel poverty.

3.41pm - Much-loved Sheffield boy Alfie Hague, 13, from Hackenthorpe died suddenly from epileptic fit

Alfie Hague sadly died at his home in Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, aged 13

A Sheffield boy who died at his family home earlier this year passed away as a result of an epileptic seizure, an inquest has found.

3.06pm - South Yorkshire man from Thorne, Doncaster, who became a grandad at just 35 is proud of his five-generation family

Craig Reed and his family

A South Yorkshire man who became a grandad aged just 35 says he is proud of his five-generation family.

2.44pm - Plans approved for new 150 bed Marriott Hotel off Sheffield to Rotherham Parkway

Developers say the hotel will be 'fully accessible to guests, customers and staff’

A six-storey, 150 bed hotel has been approved for land at Waverley, off the Sheffield to Rotherham Parkway.

2.19pm - South Yorkshire Police still hunting Barnsley man with teardrop tattoos who is wanted over sexual offences

Shaun Wightman is wanted by South Yorkshire after failing to appear in court on August 5 this year to answer charges relating to sexual offences that took place in January 2020

Detectives have shared this photo of a South Yorkshire man with distinctive teardrop tattoos who is wanted over sexual offences.

12.47pm - What Arthur's law would mean for child killers like the murderers of Blake and Tristan Barrass in Sheffield

An LED board inside the stadium shows a photo of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes as fans hold a minutes applause in his memory during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 05, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Today (December 7) Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that new laws will mean that people who deliberately kill a child will die in prison.

12.40pm - Boy, 16, arrested over burglaries, robberies and assault in Fulwood and Norfolk Park, Sheffield

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a number of robberies and burglaries which reportedly happened in the Folwood and Norfolk Park areas of Sheffield overnight on Thursday, December 2 and Friday, December 3

A boy has been arrested over a mini-crime wave which hit Sheffield’s suburbs overnight.

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