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Search for owner of war medals - ahead of Remembrance Day

Search for owner of medals Credit: Nottinghamshire police

Police in Newark are trying to reunite a set of war medals with their rightful owner ahead of Remembrance Day.

They were found near to the Odeon Cinema at around 11pm on June 5th - the day of the Mayor's Parade. Since then efforts to trace them have been unsuccessful. The Medals Office believe they could be replicas as there are no serial numbers on them.

These medals are very distinctive and have clearly been owned by someone who looked after them. We just hope that they may be about to go into their cupboard ahead of Remembrance and realise that they're missing and get in touch.

– Julie Cubbin, Nottinghamshire Polic

Anyone who may know who the medals might belong to is asked to contact Newark Police Station on 101.

Man arrested over death of Newark teenager

A 23-year old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year old girl in Newark.

Credit: Press Association

Emergency services tried to resuscitate the teenager who was found at a house in Pierson Street in the market town at around 12.10am this morning. She was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital.

A 23-year-old man arrested remains in police custody. The girl's death is being treated as 'unexplained.'

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Reward for jeweller's robbery suspect

Wanted: Matthew Porter Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A £2,000 reward is being offered in the hunt for a man wanted in connection with a robbery at a jewellers in Newark.

Matthew Porter, who's 35 and from Boston in Lincolnshire, is sought in connection with a robbery at Andrew Michaels Jewellers on January 6th this year.

He was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery on January and released on police bail but has failed to answer that bail. It is believed Porter may be in the Boston/Lincolnshire area.

A total of 10 people have so far been charged in relation to the robbery. Sharon Moseley, East Midlands Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said:

“Someone must know where Matthew Porter is hiding. This man has assisted violent criminals which is why it is critical that he is caught."

Robber forces way into 90-year-old's home in Newark

The man got away with a handbag containing £200 Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information after a robber forced his way into the home of a 90-year-old woman in Newark to steal her handbag.

The victim was at her property in Rufford Avenue, when the man burst in between 4pm and 5.15pm on Sunday.

He stole a handbag containing £200 before running off towards Southend Avenue.

The robber was white, in his 40s, and had stubble. He was off medium build and spoke with a local accent and was wearing a fawn-coloured flat cap or brimmed hat.

Anyone with any information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A46 closed due to tanker accident

The A46 southbound is closed due to accident involving a tanker between the A1434 Newark Road at Pennells Roundabout and South Scaffold Lane. The road has been closed since around 7:00am after a tanker left the road at Swinderby. At around 8:00am the closure was extended back to the Pennells roundabout. The closure will affect traffic between Lincoln and Newark.

Man charged with Newark rapes

A man has been charged with rape against two women at the same location nearly a year apart.

28-year-old Dwane Smith from Lincoln appeared before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with two counts of rape.

He was remanded into custody until his appearance at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday 3 May 2016.

The charges relate to incidents in a room above The White Hart pub, in Market Place, Newark, on Thursday 9 April 2015 and Friday 1 April 2016 respectively.

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Memorial service for Emmerdale's Shirley Stelfox to take place

A memorial service for Emmerdale favourite Shirley Stelfox takes place at Leeds Minster this afternoon.

Shirley Stelfox has died aged 74 Credit: Press Association

The 74-year-old actress, who lived near Newark, played Edna Birch in the soap for fifteen years. Many of the cast and crew are expected to attend. She died in December after a short battle with cancer.

Missing Newark woman found

A 50-year-old woman from Newark who was reported missing on February 13 has been found.

Molly Edge is reported to be safe and well.

Officers said they would like to thank the public for sharing and retweeting the appeal.

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