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London Mayor denies 'Knife Angel' for Trafalgar Square

A mother whose son was stabbed to death, has criticised a decision not to display a Midlands-made monument to knife crime victims in London.

The sculpture was created at the British Ironwork Centre in Shropshire. It's made with a hundred thousand blades that were handed in to police. Its creators always hoped it could be displayed on the empty fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, but those in charge said no. Chris Halpin reports.


Appeal for dashcam footage after woman's body found

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Police in Derbyshire were called to a stretch of the southbound A38 near Ripley last week after drivers saw what they thought was a body in the carriageway.

It happened late at night on Thursday, August 3.

A woman's body was found a short time later and investigations are still ongoing.

Police want to hear from anyone who was travelling on the A38 around that time with a dashcam on. Any footage may help with their investigation.

60-year-old man charged with murder in Derby

Police believe 44-year-old Leslie Salmon was the victim of an unprovoked attack Credit: Derbyshire Police

A 60-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a man in Derby.

Police believe Leslie Salmon, who was 44, was the victim of an unprovoked attack which happened in Bass Street on Sunday.

Martin McDermott, who officers say was living at the address where the attack took place, is due at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning.

BREAKING: Murder investigation underway

Police in Derby have begun a murder investigation after the body of a man was found at an address in the early hours of the morning.

Officers were called to Bass Street earlier today. One man was found with injuries and was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital, where he later died.

Police say a 60-year old man was arrested at the scene and is currently in custody.

"This is an ongoing investigation and I would appeal for witnesses or anyone who has seen or heard anything suspicious to come forward”.

– DI Gemma Booth, Senior investigating officer


Partial refunds for Y-NOT festival goers

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Organisers of the Y-NOT festival in Derbyshire have announced plans to issue partial refunds to visitors following the cancellation of the final day of the event.

The festival was abandoned after heavy rain declared it a washout. Up to fifty percent of the ticket prices will be refunded excluding the cost of postage and visitors who paid for 'Glamping' will receive a third of their money back.

Organisers say they were hit with extraordinary and highly unpredictable weather and offered their apologies to all affected.

A38 re-closed following crash

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Police have re-closed the A38 in Derbyshire after a woman's body was found this morning.

The main road was shut from 11.30pm last night until around 8am this morning.

But the Southbound carriageway between Ripley and Kilburn has been closed again this afternoon as police continue their investigation.

Police believe the woman - whose identity has not been revealed - was involved in a crash.

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