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Watch: Police seek driver who risked life when getting stuck in between level crossing barriers

The moment the car became stuck. Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police want to identify a driver of a Reliant Robin, who risked their life and endangered the safety of a train when getting stuck at Pinxton Level Crossing near Kirkby in Ashfield in Nottinghamshire.

Officers have today released CCTV footage of the incident which took place shortly before 12.30am on Sunday, 21 June.

The car drove across the crossing then for some reason reversed back onto the tracks striking the crossing barrier as it was coming down. “The car then reverses into the opposite barrier before coming to standstill on the tracks.

“A member of the public then lifts the barrier to allow the car to drive out.

“However more importantly this was extremely dangerous behaviour that put the driver and the passengers in the vehicle lives at risk. They were very lucky that a train was not coming through at the time or the consequences would be unthinkable”.

– Inspector Anton Menzies

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting background reference MSUB/B14 of 23/7/2015.


Medical student saves canoeist who has heart attack and capsizes boat

A general view of the newly rebuilt Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford on Avon. Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/PA Images

A defibrillator from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford was used by a third-year medical student on a canoeist who suffered a suspected heart attack and then a cardiac arrest.

It happened near the theatre and West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly after 8pm.

The man, who is believed to be in his fifties, became unwell in his boat which then capsized and he was submerged.

"Other canoeists got him out of the water and dragged him to the side. When our crews arrived, the medical student had used the defibrillator from the theatre and was giving CPR.

“Crews then administered advanced life support and he was sedated by the air ambulance doctor before being flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire and its awaiting trauma team.

“It’s another example of why we want as many defibrillators in public places as possible.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Police seeking information regarding an incident involving a young boy

Derbyshire police are seeking any information regarding the incident. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Police are appealing for information following an incident involving a 16 year-old boy in Derby.

On Wednesday, June 10 at 9.15pm a 16-year-old boy was walking along Burnaby Street, in the direction of Haig Street, when he was approached by a man.

The man had a short conversation with the boy and then inappropriately touched him. The man ran off in the direction of Brighton Road.

He was described as white, in his 40s, 5ft 9ins tall, of a medium build with a large belly. His hair was receding and was a greyish brown in colour and he was clean shaven.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Hayley Repton at Cotton Lane police station on 101 quoting crime reference number 24437/15.


New service to launch to support soldiers with drinking problems

Around 13% of ex-servicemen have a drinking problem in Derby. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/PA Images

A new service to support former members of the armed forces with alcohol issues is being launched in Derby today.

It's estimated 50 thousand ex-service personnel live in Derbyshire and around 13% of them have a drinking problem.

The pilot is being funded by the city council.

Young boy suffers head injuries after falling off a cliff

A seven year old boy has suffered a head injury following a fall while out walking with his family.

The boy fell 30ft from a cliff Credit: West Midlands Police

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Stepping Stones in Dovedale, in the Peak District shortly before 4.40pm today.

A Community First Responder was already in the area and was therefore first on scene, joined by an ambulance crew, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended.

They were helped by wardens from the National Trust which owns the land. The wardens helped to fetch and carry equipment and looked after the parents.

The boy had reportedly fallen about thirty feet and he had a head injury. His head wound was dressed and he was immobilised and given pain relief before being flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Villa set to sign Spurs striker and Nantes midfielder

Adebayor is set to join Spurs Credit: PA

Emmanuel Adebayor remains in talks with Aston Villa and the club could also snap up Jordan Veretout by the end of the week.

Togo international Adebayor is close to joining Villa on loan from Tottenham but talks are on-going between the two clubs.

The striker has reportedly had a medical and a deal could be struck within the next 24 hours.

The 31-year-old would be a direct replacement for Christian Benteke, who joined Liverpool for £32.5million earlier this month.

Adebayor is believed to have visited the club's Bodymoor Heath training ground on Tuesday and talks were ongoing away from the complex on Wednesday.

Nantes midfielder Veretout is also a target and could become the third player from Ligue 1 to join Villa by the end of the week.

Two Northamptonshire officers commended for their bravery

The officers used their body cams to capture the incident. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Two police officers from Northamptonshire have been commended for their bravery after being attacked by a man wielding a large knife.

In footage captured on one of their body cams, the officers can be heard telling Lee Vickers from Corby to put the weapon down.

He was later jailed for three and a half years.

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