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Young boy seriously injured after Chesterfield motorbike collision

Derbyshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a motorbike and a young boy in Staveley.

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The incident happened before 4pm on Saturday 23rd April on the A619 Lowgates.

The victim was seriously injured and was taken to Sheffield Children's Hospital, where he remains.

The biker was taken to Northern General Hospital in Sheffield where his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.


Chesterfield war memorial defaced for 3rd time in four years

A war memorial in Chesterfield has been defaced for the third time in four years.

Rose Hill memorial Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The council says it has had to spend hundreds of pounds on specialist cleaners to remove the red spray paint from the Rose Hill memorial.

Residents say the vandalism is disrespectful to the family, friends and relatives of those who have died for their country.

Man charged over distraction burglary in Chesterfield

A man is due in court today charged with a distraction burglary at a pensioner's home in Chesterfield.

Rudi Sykes, 24, of Oak Close in Calne, Wiltshire was arrested early yesterday morning and questioned about the offence.

He is due to appear before magistrates at the Chesterfield Justice Centre today.

The burglary happened on February 15 when a man entered the home of a 73-year-old woman after speaking to her for about 10 minutes snatched her bag.

Police appeal for abuse victims to come forward

Derbyshire Police have issued an appeal for victims of alleged abuse at two children's homes to contact them.

The force is investigating alleged abuse that took place at Lindenhurst children’s home in Chesterfield and Greenacre’s children’s home in Clay Cross and between 1983 and the early 90s.

Two men aged 69 and 61 have been arrested in connection with the investigation and are currently on police bail.

Officers investigating would like to hear from anyone who attended either children’s home and may have been a victim of abuse between these dates.


Police concerned for welfare of missing schoolgirl

Police are appealing for help to find a 13-year-old school who has gone missing.

Missing teenager Shannon Bird

Shannon Bird, aged 13, lives in Nottinghamshire but police believe she could be in the Chesterfield area. She has not been seen since Saturday April 2.

She is described as 5ft 6ins with shoulder-length, red-dyed auburn hair. She has a piercing in the right side of nose and a tongue bar. When she went missing she was wearing a white top, blue jeans and grey trainers.

Police arrest man on suspicion of murder after woman's body found in house fire

Officers investigating a house fire in Chesterfield have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

Police were alerted by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue that a fire had started at a house in Catherine Street on Thursday morning. Photo: Google Street View Credit: Google street view

Emergency services were called to a house on Catherine Street at 2am on March 3, where they found the body of a woman.

She has been identified as the occupant of the house, 32-year-old Gemma Stevens.

A 35-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Enquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances around Gemma’s death and the events before and after the fire.

Concern growing for missing Chesterfield man

Police are concerned for the safety of a man from Chesterfield who has been missing for three days.

Raymond Hall has not been seen since Saturday, February 27. He is from the Chesterfield Town area.

Mr Hall is thought to be driving a black Renault Magane registration YN06 VXS.

The car was last seen in the Langley Mill area on the border of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

He is described as white, 6ft tall with green eyes, of a medium, stocky build and a southern accent.

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