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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.

Spireites capture midfielder Gary Liddle

Gary Liddle has joined Chesterfield from Bradford City for an undisclosed fee, signing a long-term contract.The 29-year-midfielder, who can also play in central defence, played under Spireites boss Danny Wilson at Hartlepool United.

Liddle was part of Middlesbrough's FA Youth Cup-winning side in 2004 and also played for Notts County before joining Bradford in the summer of 2014.

I'm delighted to get it all sorted. I'm predominantly a midfielder but I can play at centre-back as well.

The chance to work with the manager again really appealed to me and that was a major factor in my decision to sign because Danny is one of the best managers I've worked for. I know Ritchie Humphreys as well and he's told me about the club.

– Gary Liddle


Person killed after Dronfield bypass crash

A person has died following a two-vehicle collision on the Dronfield bypass

Person killed after two cars crash in Dronfield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The crash took place at Whittington Moo between Chesterfield and Dronfield around 9.20pm last night, when a yellow Mini Cooper and a blue Vauxhall Corsa collided.

No details have been released so far about the victim who died at the scene.

Police concern for missing Chesterfield man

Police are concerned for the safety of a 44-year-old man missing from Chesterfield.

Credit: Derbyshire Police

Andrew Bennett was reported missing from Calow yesterday afternoon.

He is white, 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with short greying hair. He was last seen wearing dark trousers and a black coat. He is a chain smoker.

Mr Bennett has been missing before and has been found in the Dronfield and Sheffield areas.

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