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Detention officer convicted of common assault.

A detention officer based at Mansfield has been found guilty of common assault, after a two day trial.

Adrian Evans, who is 41, will be sentenced on October 16th. Nottingham Crown Court heard that Evans had used an unnecessary amount of force when assisting with the restraint of an uncooperative prisoner in June last year. Nottinghamshire police force will now proceed with the next stage of the internal discipline proceedings.

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Ice skater sentenced to 3 years for sex offences against girls

A paedophile ice skater has been sentenced to three years in a young offenders institution for a string of sexual offences against girls as young as 12.

Jamie Whiteman when he competed in the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images

Jamie Whiteman, 20, had competed for the Great Britain team at the Youth Olympic Games and the Junior World Championships.

Last month he admitted 16 sexual offences against five girls, including repeatedly having sex with one of them from when she was just 13.

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British figure skater to be sentenced after admitting 16 sexual offences

Jamie Whiteman when he competed in the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images

A British figure skater, who competed as part of the Youth Team GB Olympic Squad, is due to be sentenced today after admitting 16 sexual offences against five school girls.

Jamie Whiteman, from Mansfield, groomed teenagers who had a schoolgirl crush on him, encouraging them in a string of sexual acts as he moved from one girl to another over 20 months.

Whiteman pleaded guilty to one charge of making indecent photographs of children, eight charges of inciting or causing children to engage in sexual activity, one charge of voyeurism and four charges of sexual activity with a child.

M1 motorway closed after lorry catches fire

The M1 motorway has been closed in both directions between Junction 28 and 29 this afternoon after a lorry caught fire.

Credit: Jim Napier / Twitter

Pictures posted on social media showed thick black smoke in the sky.

The blaze, close to Mansfield, is now believed to be under control but the motorway lanes remain closed.

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