Train driver injured

BRITISH Transport Police are appealing for information after an object thrown from a bridge at Butterthwaite Lane, Ecclesfield, shattered the windscreen of a train, injuring the driver in the eye.

The driver on the Sheffield to Leeds Northern Rail service needed hospital treatment but did not suffer serious injury as a result of the incident on Saturday, January 22, at 6.15pm.

PC Richard Ward said: “There is always potential for a serious accident or injury being caused by crimes such as this.”

Underpass sex assault

POLICE are looking for three men who sexually assaulted a woman in her early 20s as she walked through the underpass at the city centre end of Ecclesall Road, near the Waitrose supermarket.

They said the attackers at around 8.50pm on January 17 were all Asian and aged in their late teens or early 20s.

Refugees’ United shirts

CHARITY workers Adrian Barlow and Nicola Wraith have returned from Cambodia where they handed out old replica Sheffield United shirts to refugees living on boats.

The duo also handed out shirts donated by United fans to a group of football-mad Thais.

Donations on spec

MORE than 4,000 people in developing countries have glasses as a result of donations last year by customers at the Hillsborough and Pinstone Street of Specsavers. The company supports Vision Aid Overseas, which recycles unwanted spectacles.

Housing scheme

DETAILS of a scheme for two pairs of semi-detached houses on the site of the former Greystones Community Centre, off Greystones Grange Road, have been submitted to the council.