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Police officer charged with possession of unlicensed shotgun

A serving police officer has been charged with the possession of an unlicensed shotgun.

PC Richard Pocock, who was based at Newark, was arrested last month.

Earlier today, the 30-year-old was charged with possessing a shotgun without a certificate between January 2014 and February 2015.

He has been suspended from duty and is bailed to appear at Nottingham magistrates’ court on 14 May.

Mobile app to help understand Newark's civil war past

A mobile app to guide people around Newark's civil war history is being launched tonight.

Around 400 people are expected at this evening's premiere at the Palace Theatre. Credit: Press Association

It's part of a £6m project to tell the 17th Century story of how King and Parliament clashed in the nation's deadliest war.

Around 400 people are expected at this evening's premiere at the Palace Theatre.


Rail service suspended after level crossing accident

Rail services between Newark and Lincoln Central have been suspended following an accident on a a level crossing at Collingham.

It is affecting East Midlands Trains between Newark North Gate and Lincoln Central. Emergency services were called to the scene this lunchtime to find a car had left the road and was on the railway line.

They managed to remove the vehicle and the driver, a man, was airlifted to hospital. His condition is not yet known.

Police 'concerned for the safety' of missing 24-year-old

Police are concerned for the safety of a 24-year-old woman who has been missing for a week.

Have you seen missing Alesha? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Alesha Star, who was previously known as Natasha Higgins, was last seen in Newark on Tuesday 18 November. She left to visit South Yorkshire but was due to return the following day. She has not been seen or heard from since. She has links to both Sheffield and Doncaster.

Alesha is a described as white, around 5ft 2ins tall and of slim build. She was last seen wearing black trousers, a grey hooded jacket, a white sweatshirt and a multi-coloured striped top.


Concern grows for missing Newark cyclist

Police are appealing for help in their search for missing cyclist David Anthony Smith. The 66-year-old was last seen at his home in Newark at about 3pm on September 2nd and is believed to have set off on a bike ride shortly after.

Officers say it is out of character for the keen cyclist to go missing and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Mr Smith is about 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build, with short grey hair and rides a dark coloured mountain bike.

David Anthony Smith Credit: Nottinghamshire police

Helicopter helps in search for missing pensioner

A police helicopter fitted with specialist heat-seeking equipment is being used as part of the search to find a missing Newark woman. Patricia Lawrence has not been seen since Thursday.

Today search teams have been out looking for the 65-year-old. Officers are asking people living near to her home in Stubton to check their outbuildings, sheds and garages in case Patricia has taken refuge there.

Patricia Lawrence has not been seen since Thursday Credit: Lincolnshire police

Man "critical" after Newark stabbing

A man is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after being stabbed at a house in Newark. Police were called to Nelson Road on Sunday evening. The 52-year-old victim was taken to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre.

A 45-year-old woman, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, remains in police custody for questioning.

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