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Two people rescued from Mansfield house fire

Two people have been rescued from a house fire in Mansfield overnight.

Ladders were used to rescue them from the second floor of the property.

Nottinghamshire firefighters posted a picture on social media of the damage caused by the blaze.


Masked man attempts to rob Mansfield bank

Police are appealing for information after a masked man attempted to rob a bank in Mansfield.

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The man thought to be in his early 20s went into a Lloyds Bank in Church Street and passed a note to a cashier demanding money. He left empty-handed and was caught on CCTV cameras running up White Hart Street.

It happened on Friday January 27 at around 2.40pm.

The man is described light skinned of mixed race origins, 5ft 7ins-tall, wearing dark clothing with a hooded top.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.


Detention officer found guilty of assaulting handcuffed prisoner

Officer also suspended and fined Credit: Nottinghamshire police

A detention officer from Nottinghamshire Police has been given an 18-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of assaulting a man in custody.

David Flint, 47, was found guilty of assault against a handcuffed male prisoner in the custody suite at Mansfield police station in November last year.

Nottingham magistrates court was told that Flint was motivated as a result of the same prisoner spitting at him during a separate period of detention on a previous date.

Flint denied common assault, claiming to have used reasonable force in circumstances fearing a repeat incident. His defence was not accepted by the court which ruled that Flint’s behaviour was unjustified.

The officer was also ordered to pay £620 costs. He is suspended from duty, and will now be subject to internal disciplinary process.

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