THANK YOU: Missing Wickersley woman found
Police can confirm that 82-year-old Anne Vause from Wickersley has been found safe this evening (Wednesday 15 June) in the local area.
A massive thank you to everyone who helped share our appeal.
NEWS: Recognition for Sheffield officers who braved a burning building to try and save murder victim
Two officers who fought off and arrested a murder suspect while in burning building have been nominated for a Police Federation Bravery Award.
Sheffield PCs Chelsea Rudge and Christopher Beevers (pictured) will be recognised at the 21st Police Bravery Awards on Thursday 14 July for showing outstanding courage while on duty.
In July 2015, officers Rudge and Beevers attended reports of a man shouting for help at a flat in Bluebell Close, Wincobank.
On arrival, they found that the flat was well alight and a man was lying unconscious, severely injured, in the doorway.
After dragging him away from the fire, the officers began CPR and tried to treat the man’s life-threatening injuries until help arrived. The victim was 44-year-old Cy Cooper.
The evidence at the scene indicated that Mr Cooper had been severely attacked and upon seeing two men run into the burning building, PCs Beevers and Rudge followed.
One of the men became violent towards the officers as they tried to restrain him and he was arrested on suspicion of murder.
The offender, Paul Cain, was found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court in February this year when he received a life sentence with a minimum of 21 years.
Neil Bowles, chair of the South Yorkshire Police Federation, said: “It is these types of incidents that make policing unlike any other job, and it is the bravery and professionalism shown by these two officers that make them extraordinary people.”
The awards are sponsored by Police Mutual and recognise the courage of police officers who face extremely challenging situations every day to keep the public safe.
PC Rudge and PC Beevers will receive their awards at a ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London next month.
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UPDATE: ‘Murder’ victim named by police
A 22-year-old woman who died following an incident in Sheffield yesterday (Tuesday 12 April) has been named by police.
Leigh-Anne Mahachi, was stabbed during an incident in Spotswood Close, Gleadless Valley, at around 8.15am.
Leigh-Anne (pictured), who was living at an address in Spotswood Close at the time of her death, was taken to hospital but died a short time later.
A post-mortem was carried out last night (Tuesday 12 April) and found that she died as a result of multiple stab wounds.
A 37-year-old man, from the Colchester area, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and continues to be interviewed by detectives.
Leigh-Anne’s family have released a photograph of her and have requested privacy at this difficult time.