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Police: Man in hit-and-run lucky to survive with minor injuries

Detectives investigating a hit and run incident in Mansfield, in which a man was knocked to the ground, say he is lucky not to be injured more seriously.

The victim escaped with minor injuries and bruising after a car mounted the pavement and struck him.

Officers believe the driver may have been involved in an altercation with a group of people outside a nearby pub shortly before incident.

Phil Brewster reports:

CCTV released of Mansfield hit-and-run

Police in Mansfield are appealing for witnesses following a hit-and-run in the town.

Officers investigating the incident have released CCTV in the hope it may bring someone forward with information.

The victim was stood on Leeming Street at around 4.45am on Monday 6 April, 2015, after leaving the Rewind night club on 6 April, 2015.

He was struck by a dark-coloured Skoda Octavia which mounted the pavement. The car also collided with an electric box before heading off in the wrong direction up a bus lane and travelling down Clumber Street, again in the wrong direction.

It is believed the car was parked in Leeming Street prior to the incident and that the driver may have been involved in an altercation with people outside the Bowl in Hand pub.

Detective Constable Kelly Holloway: “Unbelievably the victim did not sustain major injuries and is currently recovering well. Had the car not struck the electric box this incident could easily have ended in tragedy.


Man arrested over offensive Amber Peat Facebook post

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of malicious communication following the publication of an offensive Facebook post.

The man, who lives in the London area, is accused of making the post on social media during the inquiry to find missing school girl Amber Peat.

The man was arrested by the Metropolitan Police and is currently in custody.

Amber Peat inquest adjourned for further tests

An inquest into the death of a 13-year-old schoolgirl from Mansfield has heard her injuries are consistent with hanging.

An inquest into Amber's death opened today

Amber Peat's body was discovered last week after a four-day search. She had gone missing after a family row over chores.

The inquest was adjourned to a later date for further tests to be carried out.

A vigil in the town on Monday raised £955 to go towards her funeral costs.

Mansfield unites in vigil for Amber Peat


Candlelit walk takes place for Amber

A candlelit walk is being held tonight to raise money for the funeral of Amber Peat.

The 13 year-old from Mansfield went missing from her home 9 days ago. Her body was discovered 3 days later. An inquest into her death is due to be opened on Wednesday.

As the community in Mansfield struggles to come to terms with what has happened a charity has urged young people and parents to ask for help. Rajiv Popat reports.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article, you can call Childline on 0800 1111 or visit the website.

Candlelight walk to raise money for Amber's funeral

A candelight walk will take place this evening to raise money for the funeral of Amber Peat.

Amber Peat

The 13-year-old was found dead last week less than a mile from her home in Mansfield. She had been missing for three days. Hundreds of local people and more than 400 police officers were involved in the search for her.

Flowers laid by members of the local community for Amber Peat

Father with MND records voice he faces losing

A father from North Nottinghamshire, who has a degenerative condition that could affect his speech, is recording his voice so he will still be able to talk to his family.

Andrew Dodsworth, who is 45, has been living with motor neurone disease for eight months. He is hoping that by "banking" his voice he will be able to keep some of his identity. Peter Bearne has been talking to him at his home near Mansfield.

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