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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

A46 southbound closed after lorry overturns

A46 southbound closed due to overturned lorry and recovery work between A1434 at Pennells Roundabout, Lincoln and A1133 Winthorpe Island, Newark.

Road remains closed for recovery work after a lorry overturned on Monday evening.

The road is expected to be closed for most of the morning.

A diversion route is over 33 miles long.

Traffic should head north on the A46 Lincoln Bypass, then take the A57 west to Markham Moor and the A1 south to rejoin the A46 at the Winthorpe Interchange at Newark.

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