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.
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.
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One lane is closed and there are reports of heavy traffic on the M1 southbound between J29 A617 / A6175 (Chesterfield / Mansfield) and J28 A38 (Alfreton / Mansfield) due to a broken down vehicle.
Motorists are being warned of snow on A628 Woodhead Pass causing hazardous driving conditions.
The worst affected areas are between B1605 (Woodhead) and A616 (Langsett).
Council leaders in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have agreed for the proposed North Midlands Devolution deal to go ahead.
They believe it will bring huge economic benefits to the region, giving it more control over areas such as transport, housing and infrastructure. The final decision will be made by the Secretary of State later this year.
One lane is closed on M1 southbound in Derbyshire between junction 29 A617/A6175 (Chesterfield/Mansfield) and junction 28 A38 (Alfreton/Mansfield) due to a broken down vehicle.
Traffic is said to be coping well.
The A628 Woodhead Pass is closed due to snow between the A57 Mottram Moor (Gun Inn Traffic Lights, Mottram in Longdendale) and A616 (Flouch Roundabout, Langsett).
The Snake Pass is also closed in both directions between A6013 (Ladybower Reservoir) and Hurst Road (Royal Oak Inn, Glossop).
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.
Police believe a 15-year-old teenager who has gone missing from Derbyshire may be in Lincolnshire.
Charlie Wakefield, was last seen at his home in Raynesway at about 3pm on Thursday.
He is described as white, about 5ft 6ins, of slim build and with light brown hair.
He was wearing a black Adidas bomber jacket with a fur-lined hood, jeans, an Adidas hoodie and blue Adidas trainers.