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Video: Daughter opens up about mum's handbag theft

Police have released CCTV footage of a man who tricked his way into a pensioner's home in Chesterfield and stole her handbag.

The man claimed to be working for the council and started talking to the 73-year-old about her garden before stealing the bag.

She tried to stop him but she almost fell over her walking frame.

The elderly woman's daughter, Jayne Radcliffe, said she has now lost her trust in everyone:


Video: Grandad becomes oldest person to get tattoo

A grandad from Chesterfield has become the oldest person to get a tattoo, when he got one on his 104th birthday.

It has been officially confirmed with a Guiness World Record certificate.

Jack Reynolds is hoping it will raise £1,000 for local charity the Ashgate Hospice and said getting the tattoo wasn't too painful.

Here he is talking to ITV's reporter Katy Rickitt.

Burglar tricks pensioner before snatching her handbag

Police are searching for a suspect who tricked a pensioner in Chesterfield before stealing her handbag.

They've released CCTV which shows a man, who claimed to be from the local council, entering the home of a 73-year-old woman. The burglar went into the woman’s home on the pretext of talking to her about plans for the garden.

However, after speaking to her for about ten minutes, he snatched her bag and ran out, with the victim unable to catch him in time.

The burglary happened between 11.40am and 11.55am on Monday February 15 at a bungalow on Boythorpe Road.

  • Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV or has any information should contact Detective Constable Damian Lowe on 101, quoting crime reference 6971/16.


Man banned from football games for three years

The Recreation Ground where the incident occured Credit: PA

A man has been given a three year football banning order for assaulting a police officer during a match between Chesterfield and Barnsley.

Rhys Atkinson, 23, of Mansfield Road, Barnsley, appeared before magistrates at Chesterfield Justice Centre yesterday (Monday, January 4) charged with the offence on Saturday, August 8 at the Chesterfield ground.

Mr Atkinson was also given a fine of £216, a £21 victim surcharge, £620 costs and ordered to pay £50 compensation to the officer he assaulted.

Mr Atkinson’s behaviour at the game between Chesterfield and Barnsley has led to him being banned from all regulated football matches for three years. This means he will not be able to go to the Euro 2016 tournament in France, and must surrender his passport when England play abroad.

I hope these sanctions act as a reminder to people that we will not tolerate violence and anti-social behaviour, whether it is football related or not.”

– PC Roger Brown, Football Intelligence Officer
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