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Severe delays on M1 motorway

There are delays of up to 40 minutes on the M1 motorway in Derbyshire after a crash earlier this morning.

Two lanes of the M1 northbound between junction 28 (Alfreton/Mansfield) and junction 29 (Chesterfield/Mansfield) have now been reopened after they were closed earlier.

However, congestion stretches back to junction 27 (Hucknall).


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.


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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