Police appeal: man suffers life-threatening injuries in Sandygate collision

A 34-year-old man is currently in hospital in a life threatening condition after the car he was travelling in crashed into a wall in Crosspool.

At around 10.45pm last night (Sunday, 6 March), the man was driving a blue Ford Puma along Sandygate Road towards Crosspool, when he was in collision with the kerb and is believed to have lost control of the car, close to the junction with Hallam Chase.

The car then rolled and was in collision with a wall, throwing him from the car.

He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 1136 of 6 March 2016.

Appeal on South Yorkshire Police website


Crosspool man charged with the murders of a woman and her mother in Shirebrook

A Crosspool man has been charged with the murders of two women at a house in Shirebrook, Derbyshire.

Christopher Whelan (20) will appear at Chesterfield Justice Centre today, charged with the murders of Julie Hill and her mother Rose Hill at a house in Station Road on Thursday, February 25.

Police and paramedics were called to the house at about 10.10pm on Friday, February 26. The bodies were found inside.

Ms Hill (51) lived at the address while her 75-year-old mother lived in Sheffield. Mr Whelan, of Dransfield Road, Sheffield, was arrested the day after the discovery.

Ms Hill’s dog, thought to be a terrier, is missing from the house.

Anyone with information, or anyone who knows the whereabouts of the dog, should call police on 101, quoting incident number 728 of February 26, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Derbyshire Constabulary appeal

Milk floats from the doorsteps of Crosspool homes

Thieves who are stealing milk from the doorsteps of Crosspool homes could force our local milkmen to quit.

Local milkman Russell, who delivers dairy supplies to homes across the Crosspool and Lodge Moor area, explained: “In all my years of doing my round, this is the worst for doorstep milk theft. I’m shocked how brazen they are. They follow me round, in what I suspect is a black four wheel drive vehicle. Not only do they steal pints of milk they also take the milk crates and covers. It’s happening all across my round and it’s got to the point where I having to hide the bottles.”

The police would like to hear from anyone who has any information or CCTV footage of the culprits and or of the vehicle used in the crime. Contact the police 101 or if caught in the act ring 999.

Crime incidents reported in Tapton Hill area – plus precinct postbox and bus stop vandalised

A series of incidents have recently been reported in the Tapton Hill district of Crosspool:

  • a Mercedes car was been deliberately scratched on Tapton Hill Road
  • a BMW car was broken into on Tapton Bank to steal the airbag
  • prowlers have been spotted in back gardens in the early hours of the morning on Tapton Hill Road

If you see anything suspicious please call 999 for emergencies immediately or 101 for non-emergencies.

The incidents follow reports of van thieves operating in the neighbournood in the last few weeks.

Meanwhile, the postbox and bus stop outside Spar have been vandalised over the last couple of days:

Van thieves operating in Crosspool

Residents have been in touch to ask us to pass on to van owners that there are thieves operating in the Crosspool area.

One van had its side door prized off on Den Bank Crescent on Tuesday night this week.

Another van was targeted the same night on Hagg Lane. The side door was again prized open and the front window smashed.

And on Thursday night a van was targeted on Den Bank Drive.

Broomhill car fire causes delays

Broomhill car fire causes delays
Broomhill car fire causes delays

A car fire near the Manchester Road/Fulwood Road junction is causing delays for commuters this morning.

A fire engine and police are in attendance, with the fire put out by 8.15am.

CDYST trustees ask visitors to be vigilant

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from http://www.cdyst.co.uk

Trustees at Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) have noticed that twice in the last month someone has tried to gain access to the mower storage shed around the back by pulling off the door handle and trying to wedge something in to break open the lock.

They’re asking anyone passing to keep an eye on the Coldwell Lane property – especially round the back – and report anything suspicious by calling 101 or contacting the trustees.

Rubbish causes Crosspool armed response call out

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from http://www.cdyst.co.uk

An armed response unit was called out to Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) on Coldwell Lane today.

CDYST trustees explain:

Much to the annoyance of its trustees and most people using the CDYST playing field on Coldwell Lane, the anti-social behaviour of a few has led to it being treated as a rubbish tip.

Car wheels, broken sledges, parts of bikes, dozens of empty bottles & drinks cans, used barbecues and takeaway cartons and, in particular and most disgusting, bagged and unbagged dog waste have all been dumped there recently.

This reached a peak today when the CDYST cleaner found a suspicious item under the bushes by the car park while litter-picking.

Since it appeared to be some sort of grenade with its pin missing, he contacted the police and, sensibly, kept those using the sports hall and local households away from the object and indoors out of any danger.

On arrival the police decided that they needed to call in the local armed response unit. They then inspected the device, decided that it was a spent smoke grenade, and removed it for safe disposal.

The whole incident was highly disruptive, and will be a further drain on our council tax.

The trustees again appeal to everyone using CDYST premises to please take their rubbish home.

Residents urged to be vigilant after reports of Crosspool burglaries

Volunteers from a local neighbourhood watch scheme are warning Crosspool residents to be extra vigilant after a spate of break-ins over the last few days.

There were reports of burglaries on Den Bank Close and others in the Stephen Hill area, all taking place between 1pm and 3pm.

Dransfield Road Neighbourhood Watch is suggesting residents check their homes and vehicles are secure and work with their neighbours to stay safe.

If you see anything suspicious, call 101. If you see a crime taking place, call 999.