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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.


Derby man who died may have been hit by a car

An elderly man found injured in a Derby street may have been hit by a car which did not stop.

The 74-year-old was discovered in Coronation Street, Rosehill Credit: PA

According to police reports, the 74-year-old man was discovered in Coronation Street, Rosehill, at around 5am on July 23.

He was badly injured and was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital, where he later died.

A post mortem examination has revealed that he had suffered head and chest injuries consistent with being hit by a vehicle.

Detectives are now trying to trace a dark hatchback car which was seen in the area early this morning.

Officers are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who was in the area of Coronation Street, Princes Street, Holcombe Street or Harrington Street between 4am – 5am today or anyone who saw a collision.

Police are also asking local garage owners to get in touch if anyone has brought a damaged car in for repair.

Shackell signs three-year deal to rejoin Derby County

Derby County have re-signed defender Jason Shackell from fellow Championship rivals Burnley.

The 31-year-old centre-back has joined Derby on a three-year contract, with the Rams paying an undisclosed fee to the Lancashire club.

Shackell is no stranger to Derby, after spending a season with the club during the 2011/12 campaign.

He appeared on 49 occasions in all competitions, before moving to Turf Moor in July 2012.

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