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Woman in serious but stable condition in hospital after Bircotes shooting

A man has died after suffering suspected shotgun injuries and a woman was seriously injured at a house in a former mining village. The woman, who's believed to be his partner, also had shotgun wounds.

It happened earlier today at Bircotes in North Nottinghamshire, close to the border with South Yorkshire.

Man found dead in Bircotes house had 'shotgun injuries'

Police say a man who died at a house in north Nottinghamshire in the early hours of this morning suffered suspected shotgun injuries. The 37-year-old was found in the bedroom of a house in Bircotes.

A 33-year-old woman was also found at the address with shotgun injuries. She is currently being treated in hospital and her condition is serious but stable.

Two children who were also in the house at the time were uninjured.

A post mortem examination will be carried out to determine the cause of death of the man who is believed to have lived at the address with the injured woman.


Police believe shooting took place at Bircotes home

Galway Road, Bircotes, Nottinghamshire Credit: ITV Calendar
Cordon in place at house on Galway Road Credit: ITV Calendar

Forensic investigators have now arrived at a house in Bircotes where it is believed a shooting took place in the early hours of this morning.

Police say they will be carrying out a detailed inquiry throughout the day as they try to establish how one man died and a woman was left seriously injured.

Concern for missing woman in Mansfield Woodhouse

Margaret Jones Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

There is concern for a woman who has gone missing from Mansfield Woodhouse.

Margaret Jones, 60, was last seen around 10.20am this morning when she left Thistle Hill Hall, in Debdale Lane.

She is thought to be confused and may be in an agitated state, after suffering a recent illness.

Margaret is described as white, 5ft 3" tall, with grey / blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a dark hooded jumper, long dark skirt and trainers. She was also carrying a carrier bag.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact us on 101.



Nottinghamshire Police appeal for missing Worksop man

A 41-year-old man from Worksop has been reported missing.

Dexter Elliott has not been seen since leaving his Worksop home at around 4pm on Thursday 12 December and police are increasingly concerned as he has now gone five days without medication.

Dexter Elliott has been missing since Thursday 12 December Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police described Dexter as being white and roughly 5ft 5ins tall. He has shaven dark hair, brown eyes, and is of a medium build and has a Yorkshire accent.

Dexter was last seen wearing a dark woolly hate, jeans, a black jacket and trainers.

Plans to close Mansfield Woodhouse Police Station

There are question marks over the futures of Mansfield Woodhouse Police Station.

It has been earmarked for possible closure due to save money as it costs £50,000 a year to operate.

The plans have yet to be finalised by Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping, who is seeking the public's views.

Listening to the public is one of my greatest responsibilities as Commissioner and I am keen to reassure residents that no final decision will be taken on this issue until they have been given an opportunity to communicate their views.

These proposals have been drawn up in the interests of local taxpayers in a bid to use their hard-earned money more effectively so that the current financial pressures do not result in a deterioration of service levels. The unfortunate reality is that underused and empty buildings are costing the Force thousands of pounds every year - and people tell me they want bobbies not buildings. This money could be better spent on additional police officers and PCSOs to maintain visibility in our communities.

Tough choices need to be made as to how we can release vital funds to invest in the areas which will make our communities safer.

I am open to all options in the pursuit of delivering high-quality, value for money policing. Closing police stations is not a decision to be taken lightly and is understandably met with anxiety among the public however we must protect our physical capacity and resilience at all costs to ensure we remain able to cope with the risks emerging within our communities.

– Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Under the proposals, the current Safer Neighbourhood Team and CID would relocate to Mansfield Police Station.

An information event has been arranged by the Commissioner which will take place today, starting at 10.00am, at Northfield Focus Point. Commissioner Tipping is also due to launch a consultation exercise inviting residents to comment before a final decision is made.

Calls for Nottinghamshire-Lincolnshire rail improvements

There are calls for improvements to be made on the East Midlands line

There are calls for improvements to be made to rail links between Lincoln and Nottingham.

A group of business leaders are lobbying Network Rail and East Midlands Trains for more frequent services, particularly on a weekend, and improved tracks.

They believe it could help attract more tourists to the city.

An East Midlands Trains spokesman said: "We have worked hard to improve the service between Nottingham and Lincoln and hame provided our passengers with refurbished trains and an additional evening service.

"We remain supportive of further improvements to the service on this route, and have been instrumental in the creation of a dedicated Lincoln-Nottingham stakeholder board to look at the future services on this route."

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