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Police to continue Chesterfield 'terror' search for a second day

Armed police have swooped on a number of properties in Derbyshire and Yorkshire as part of an operation to foil a Credit: ITV News

Police will continue to search scenes in Burngreave and Chesterfield for a second day on Wednesday, after four men from South Yorkshire and Derbyshire were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

The North East Counter Terrorism Unit say searches have been "stood down for the evening".

"Searches at the scenes in Burngreave and Chesterfield will resume in the morning. The remaining scenes have now closed."

The four men remain in custody at this time.


Concern for missing patient who gave Chesterfield hospital a fake name

The woman gave her name as 'Lucy Chapman' Credit: Derbyshire Police

Concern is growing for a woman who went missing from hospital in Chesterfield after giving staff what is thought to have been a false name.

The woman arrived at the hospital on Tuesday and told staff she was 31-year-old Lucy Chapman, but left at around 11pm before being formally discharged.

It is thought she has links to Lincolnshire and Humberside.

Police are appealing for information.


Woman, 25, charged with murder of Leon Pirdue

Woman charged with murder

A 25-year-old woman has tonight been charged with murder following the death of Leon Pirdue in Chesterfield.

The body of 32-year-old Mr Pirdue, from Newbold, was found by paramedics at an address in Chiltern Close on Sunday morning.

A man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of murder. Jade Grant, of Chiltern Close, is due to appear at Chesterfield Justice Centre tomorrow morning. (September 20th).

A 32-year-old man who was arrested has been released under investigation.

Man jailed after Chesterfield police chase

Richard Hardy Credit: Derbyshire Police

A man has been jailed for two years following a police chase through Chesterfield in April this year.

Richard Hardy was convicted of five offences:

  • possession with intent to supply a Class A drug
  • driving whilst disqualified
  • using a vehicle without insurance
  • dangerous driving
  • pointing a blade in a public place

On April 5, Hardy of Wren Park Close in Grangewood continued driving his Renault Megane convertible through North Wingfield, Grassmoor and Wingerworth having been asked to stop by our officers.

He eventually came to a stop in Grangewood after crashing into a police car.

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