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Body found believed to be missing Chesterfield man

Police believe a body found in woodland may be missing Chesterfield man Roy Thompson.

Roy Thompson Credit: Derbyshire Police

A dog walker called police on Friday October 23, to report the discovery of the body in the woods off Westwood Lane in Brimington.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but police believe it may be Mr Thompson.

The 60-year-old was last seen leaving Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Hospital at 6.20am on Thursday October 15.

Police release CCTV of man from Chesterfield who's missing

Have you seen Roy Thompson Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police have released CCTV photos of a man who has been missing from Chesterfield since Thursday.

Roy leaving the hospital Credit: Derbyshire Police

60-year-old Roy Thompson left Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital at around 9.20am that day.

He is white, 6ft tall and of average build. He has short grey hair and was last seen wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a green polo shirt.

He speaks with a slight South African accent and has links to Manchester.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

Roy visited Chesterfield hospital Credit: Derbyshire Police


Sir John Hurt given all-clear on pancreatic cancer

Sir John Hurt has been given the all-clear by doctors less than four months after he disclosed that he had pancreatic cancer.

Sir John Hurt Credit: Press Association

The 75-year-old actor who was born in Chesterfield said he is overjoyed and thrilled with the news.

Hurt is known for his roles in The Elephant Man, Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Harry Potter films.

He first revealed his cancer diagnosis in June, but said he was “more than optimistic” about his future and kept working during his chemotherapy treatment.

Hurt was knighted in July after being named on the New Year’s honours list.

Severe delays on M1 motorway

There are delays of up to 40 minutes on the M1 motorway in Derbyshire after a crash earlier this morning.

Two lanes of the M1 northbound between junction 28 (Alfreton/Mansfield) and junction 29 (Chesterfield/Mansfield) have now been reopened after they were closed earlier.

However, congestion stretches back to junction 27 (Hucknall).

Scam charity founder to advise pensioners in Rotherham

The founder of a charity, whose mum died after being bombarded for 5 years with more than thirty thousand letters asking her for money, or claiming she'd won cash prizes, will be advising elderly people how to deal with postal scammers in Rotherham today.

Marilyn Baldwin's mum Credit: Family video

Marilyn Baldwin will be talking to pensioners about scams as well as fraud, mobile scooter safety and doorstep crime.

Chesterfield marathon to raise money for Kids 'n' Cancer

marathon runners

Runners will be pounding the streets of Chesterfield today as they take part in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire marathon. There will also be a half marathon, fun run and a relay race, where four competitors take a share of the course.

The event will once again be in support of children's charity Kids 'n' Cancer, along with other local charities and good causes.

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