News in Brief: Police chief stays on

Police chief stays on

SOUTH Yorkshire Police Authority has reappointed Sheffield-based Charles Perryman as chairman for a further 12 months. He has been a member of the authority for 12 years and took the chair four years ago.

He said: “It’s a critical time for local policing and the authority has a lot to do over the next few months in preparing the ground for the new structural arrangements the Government is planning to introduce in May 2012.”

Measles jab plea

PARENTS across Sheffield are being urged to ensure their children are protected against measles ahead of summer trips abroad and social gatherings.

Primary care trust NHS Sheffield is asking people to make sure youngsters have had two doses of the MMR vaccine as the Health Protection Agency reports a rise in the number of measles cases across England, most probably linked to recent travel to mainland Europe.

Boy, 9, hit by car

A boy aged nine was described as critical but stable in Sheffield Children’s Hospital after he suffered head injuries when he ran into the path of a car in Harborough Avenue, near the junction with Fretson Road, Manor, at around 4.30pm on Monday. Police said the driver of a blue Honda Civic swerved to try to avoid hitting the youngster.

Language stars

TWO Sheffield High School students, both 12, have reached the national finals of a foreign language spelling competition. Klaudia Wyzykiewicz from Dore and Hooriya Rizvi from Millhouses took the top two places in Spanish and French respectively.

Thefts warning

POLICE officers in Hillsborough are urging people to report anybody they see prowling around cars or properties following a rise in break-ins and thefts.