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Man charged over distraction burglary in Chesterfield

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.

Police appeal for abuse victims to come forward

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.



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.

Missing teen may be in Lincolnshire

Police believe a 15-year-old teenager who has gone missing from Derbyshire may be in Lincolnshire.

Charlie Wakefield

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.

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