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Big blow for Derby ahead of play-offs as midfielder breaks leg

Derby County have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the play-off after it was confirmed that star midfielder George Thorne suffered a broken leg in their match with Ipswich on Saturday.

George Thorne in action for Derby at Brighton last weekend Credit: PA

The club said today he sustained a double-break to his lower right leg, following a tackle in the second half of the match.

X-rays confirmed the break, and the club says they expect Thorne to be out of action for around three months.

Derby take on Hull in the play-off semi finals, and will play the first leg at home after finishing fifth in the Championship.

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David Jamieson re-elected as West Midlands PCC

David Jamieson re-elected as West Midlands PCC Credit: ITV News Central

Labour candidate David Jamieson has been re-elected as West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.

275,672 people voted for him.

Marc Jones elected as PCC for Lincolnshire

Marc Jones elected as PCC for Lincolnshire Credit: ITV News Central

Conservative candidate Marc Jones has been elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire.

He will take office on Thursday 12 May 2016.

The outgoing Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, Alan Hardwick said:

“I want to warmly congratulate Marc. It’s a big job and I wish the new Commissioner the very best for the future.

"Lincolnshire Police is a force that, nationally and locally, punches well above its weight. I have no doubt that, with a strong and determined PCC to continue the campaign for fairer funding, the County will continue to be a safe place in which to live and work.”

– Alan Hardwick

Willy Bach (Labour) elected as Leicestershire and Rutland PCC

Willy Bach (Labour) has been elected as the new Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner. Credit: ITV News Central

Willy Bach (Labour) has been elected as the new Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Conservatives win PCC election in Northamptonshire

Conservatives win PCC election in Northamptonshire Credit: ITV News Central

The Conservative candidate Stephen Mold has been elected Police & Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire.

He replaces fellow Tory Adam Simmonds who stepped down from the role after one term in office.

Mr Mold took 41% of the vote in the first count with Labour's Kevin McKeever second on 36%.

Once second preference votes from the rejected UKIP candidate Sam Watts were taken into account, Mr Mold won by more than 9,000 votes.

John Campion (Conservative) elected as West Mercia PCC

Conservative John Campion elected as the new West Mercia PCC. Credit: ITV News Central

Conservative John Campion elected as the new West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.

Matthew Ellis voted in for second term as Staffordshire PCC

Conservative candidate Matthew Ellis has been re-elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire.

Our reporter Chris Halpin was at the count:

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