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Thieves use JCB to steal Co-op cash machine

These thieves did not just steal a cash machine - they used a JCB to demolish the entire front of a shop.

Credit: Derbyshire Times

Police are appealing for information after the ATM was ripped from the wall of a Co-op petrol station in Duckmanton, Derbyshire at around 4am this morning.

It is thought a white Vauxhall Vivaro van that had its roof cut off was used in the incident.

The ATM and van were later found by officers close by in Buttermilk Lane.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Chesterfield CID on 101 quoting incident number 94 of July 17 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Concern for missing Chesterfield man

Missing: Alan Hayood

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing Chesterfield man Alan Hayood, who is 77.

Mr Haywood was reported missing from his home in Station Lane, in New Whittington on the afternoon of Wednesday 1 July.

He is about 5ft 5ins, of slim build and has blue eyes and receding grey hair. It is not known exactly what Mr Haywood was wearing but he possibly had a white, waist-length coat and black shoes on. He also requires medication but is not believed to have any with him. Police want to hear from anyone who might have seen Mr Haywood since Wednesday or may have information on his whereabouts.


Force refer to police watchdog over death of man in custody

The death of a man in cells at Chesterfield police station has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The 37-year-old from Belper was arrested on 26 June. He was found collapsed in his cell at 7.10pm that evening. Police officers and paramedics attempted to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

A post mortem examination is being carried out today and Derbyshire Police has referred itself to the police watchdog.

We will now be making a careful assessment to determine the level, if any, of IPCC involvement.

– IPCC spokesperson

Police search for man not seen since Tuesday

Police are searching for a man from Chesterfield who has not been seen since Tuesday.

Andrew Bennett, 44, was last seen in Calow

Andrew Bennett, 44, was last seen in Calow but has been out of contact since. He is 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with short greying hair. He was last seen wearing a beige coat, dark trousers and a grey T-shirt.

He is thought to have links with Dronfield and Sheffield.

Anyone who has seen him is asked to contact police.


Concerns grow for missing Chesterfield man

Police are growing increasingly concerned about the whereabouts of a missing Chesterfield man.

James Wheelhouse

James Wheelhouse, 29, of Nether Avenue, Killamarsh was last seen on Sunday, May 10 at a friend's house on Sheffield Road.

Mr Wheelhouse is described as white, 5ft 11ins tall, of a slim build with brown spiked receding hair. He was last seen wearing a light coloured t-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone who sees Mr Wheelhouse or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact police.

Dean Saunders appointed as new Chesterfield manager

Chesterfield have appointed Dean Saunders as their new manager.

He takes over from Paul Cook, who left for Portsmouth on Tuesday, and has been given a two-year contract.

It is a great opportunity as this is a club on the rise, run by good people, and I am inheriting a very good team from Paul Cook.

Taking over now gives me a full pre-season to make a fresh start, put my plans in place and work with the squad, which is a great position to be in.

The profile of the club has been raised in the last few years and there has been an impressive increase in attendances so it is an exciting prospect and I can’t wait to get started.

– Dean Saunders

When chairman Dave Allen and I met Dean, it was clear that he shared our vision for the future of the club. He has infectious enthusiasm for the job and he is in the enviable position of joining a club with solid foundations.

– Chris Turner, Chesterfield chief executive
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