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Five charged over possession of Black Mamba drug

Police are trying to crack down on the supply of synthetic drugs like Black Mamba Credit: BPM

Five people have been charged with possession of the synthetic drug Black Mamba, following an arrest in Derby.

Police arrested Caroline Wild, now 33, in the city centre in November 2016.

Officers later found a "significant quantity" of psychoactive substances, after searching her house on Yates Street and another property in Ashworth Avenue, Chaddesden.

Wild has been charged with possession of a psychoactive substance, with intent to supply, along with four men.

The others charged are Ben Wilde, 22, Bradley Bennett, 25, David Beresford, 26, and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons.

They are due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on 1 August.

This shows that we are treating the possession of this type of substance as a priority due to the anti-social behaviour that is associated with its use.

We are therefore pleased to be able to bring to court five people charged with having this substance to supply to others

– Inspector Lauren Woods, Derbyshire Police

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Appeal after pensioner’s purse stolen

Police say this woman may have information that could help the inquiry Credit: Debyshire Police

Derbyshire Police are investigating the theft of a pensioner's purse and have released a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to.

On Wednesday 10 May, a 79-year-old woman went to Nationwide, in Albion Street, Derby, and withdrew cash from the ATM, returning her purse to her bag.

She then went to Sainsbury’s at Intu but when she got to the till, she found her handbag was unzipped and her purse missing.

Money was later taken from her bank account.

The woman pictured was in the bank at the same time as the victim and may have information to help the inquiry.

– Derbyshire Police

Woman ordered to pay £584 for dropping cigarette

The woman was seen dropping a cigarette outside the bus station Credit: PA

A woman was ordered to pay £584 in fines and charges after Mansfield District Council prosecuted her for littering.

26-year-old Caroline Rowley of Church Street, Sutton in Ashfield, littered on outside Mansfield bus station on 8 February 2017.

A neighbourhood warden had seen Rowley drop a cigarette outside the bus station.

Cllr Bill Drewett, Portfolio Holder for Safer Communities, said:

We take littering seriously and we will prosecute those who drop litter. There are plenty of litter bins around the town, so there's no excuse for not using them.

It could end up being a costly mistake, so the advice is to dispose of your litter properly - and avoid a hefty fine and a criminal record.

– Cllr Bill Drewett

Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court fined Rowley £440 on 14 June 2017 and ordered her to pay a contribution towards prosecution costs of £100 and a victim surcharge of £44. The total of £584 is to be paid in full by 28 June 2017.

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