A 35-year-old man who attacked a woman police officer with an axe, leaving her with a fractured skull and a finger hanging off, has been cleared of attempted murder.
Labour Wins PCC Poll
Labour saw off Ukip in the South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner by-election but the victory was secured amid dire voter turnout.
Alan Billings won with 74,060 votes, 50.02%, with Ukip's Jack Clarkson taking second place on 46,883, 31.66%.
A senior Labour source said they ``took Ukip on and won'' despite Nigel Farage's claim he was putting the ``people's army's'' tanks on their lawn.
The publicity surrounding the Rotherham child exploitation scandal, which triggered the resignation of the previous PCC Shaun Wright, did not translate into a high turnout, with just 148,062 votes cast, around 14% of those eligible.
The families of four teenagers involved in a crash caused by the dangerous driving of Thomas McMeekin have said they are "disappointed'' with his seven-and-a-half-year jail sentence.
Labour has held Batley and Spen in the by-election caused by the killing of MP Jo Cox
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