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Suspected supermarket meat thief sought by police

Derbyshire police have issued an appeal to find a suspect wanted in connection with a supermarket theft.

Derbyshire Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident Credit: Derbyshire Police

The force say a man allegedly took three packets of steak from a fridge at a Co-op branch on Ashbourne Road in Derby on January 23, before placing it under his jacket and exiting the store without paying.

Derbyshire police are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Des Walker joins Derby County's Academy staff

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Derby County have announced the appointment of Des Walker to the club’s Academy staff.

Formerly of Nottingham Forest, he has joined as the Academy’s defensive coach and Craig Short, who is 47 and a former Derby player, will provide additional coaching support to the Under 21 squad.

Des is someone that has plenty to offer from a defensive point of view across the Academy and Craig, meanwhile, has worked with us previously so we’re well aware of his skills and he is a welcome addition to the Under 21 coaching staff.

– Darren Wassall, Academy director

Des Walker

  • Capped 59 times for England
  • Made just under 800 career appearances between 1983 and 2005.
  • Had two spells at in the East Midlands at Nottingham Forest, as well as playing for Sampdoria in Italy and also Sheffield Wednesday.
  • On the international stage, he was part of the England squad that reached the Semi-Finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy under Sir Bobby Robson.
  • Earlier this year, his 17-year-old son Lewis Walker, who is a striker, joined Derby from Ilkeston FC and has featured for the Under 18s in recent weeks.

Craig Short

  • Played 143 games for Derby following a £2.65m transfer from Notts County in September 1992.
  • Managed Hungarian side Ferencvaros in 2009/10 as well as Notts County at the start of the 2010/11 season in League One.
  • Joined Derby as Head of Recruitment in the Academy between September 2011 and June 2013.

Complaint was lodged about condition of wall which collapsed injuring two children

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Two children are in hospital after a garden wall collapsed on top of them in a village in Worcestershire his morning.

Two fire engines were called to Bretforton near Evesham in Worcestershire along with police and an air ambulance.

Wychavon District Council has said that a complaint was made to them about the condition of the wall on 22 January.

An officer from Building Control visited the site three days later and the owner was advised on 26 January to carry out work to repair the wall as well as a safety inspection to ensure it posed no immediate risk to the public.

The owner informed us on 1 February a specialist in dry stone walling had inspected the wall and confirmed there was no immediate danger to the public and repair work would be carried out as soon as the weather improved.

We take this matter seriously and will review the case to ensure there was nothing more we could have done.

– Wychavon District Council

The council statement also said that their staff's thoughts are with the children and their families.


Two in court over Stratford-upon-Avon murder

Two people have appeared in court charged with murdering a 20-year-old woman who died after suffering a neck wound.

Bethany Hill was found with wounds to her neck Credit: Warwickshire Police

Jack Williams, 20 and Kayleigh Louise Woods, 22, who are accused of killing Bethany Hill, were both remanded in custody at Leamington Spa Magistrates' Court.

Miss Hill was pronounced dead last Wednesday after paramedics were called to an address in Hertford Road, Stratford-upon-Avon.

A court spokesman said Williams, of Redlands Crescent, Stratford, and Woods, of Hertford Road, are both due to reappear before a judge at Warwick Crown Court on Tuesday.

Concern over 17-year-old missing for eight days

Sinead has been missing for eight days Credit: Staffordshire Police

Officers are increasingly concerned as to the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl who has not been seen for eight days.

Sinead McCluskey, from the Bolehall area of Tamworth, was last seen at around midday on Sunday January 31.

She said she was going to stay with a friend but never arrived.

Sinead is described as a white, 5ft 1 inches tall with brown shoulder length hair that she sometimes wears in a ponytail.

She was last seen wearing a green parker-style coat with a hood, blue jeans and white trainers and has links to various areas of Tamworth and Warwickshire.

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