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Man's finger severed off after being arrested

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating after a man’s finger was severed off while being detained by Derbyshire Constabulary.

The IPCC are investigating the case. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The 43-year-old man was arrested in Dronfield, Derbyshire, on 6 June, and placed in the back of a police van before being driven to Chesterfield Police Station.

When officers arrived at the station and attempted to remove the man from the caged area they realised his left hand was bleeding and his little finger had been severed.

The man’s finger was recovered and he was taken to hospital for treatment. Unfortunately his finger could not be reattached.

What's on weekend roundup: 'Bark In The Park'

RSPCA's 'Bark in the Park' is taking place this Sunday (19 July) in Derbyshire at Markeaton Park.

'Bark in the Park' Credit: RSCPA

Enter your dog into one of the classes to win one of the prestigious titles including: Waggiest Tail, Best set of Gnashers and Rescue Dog of the Day.

There’s also a variety of stalls at the event with everything from dog-bandanas and gifts to jewellery, bouncy castles and face-painting.

“Bark in the Park is Derby & District RSPCA’s fun dog show…It’s a great family day out - we have food, art and craft stalls, children’s rides and of course our dog show with classes for all the family”

– Victoria Leeming, Income Generation Manager at Derby & District RSPCA


JCB used to steal cash machine in Derbyshire

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cash machine was stolen from a petrol station in Duckmanton, Derbyshire.

A cash machine has been stolen thanks to the help of a JCB Credit: Derbyshire Police

At around 4am this morning (July 17), a JCB was used to steal an ATM machine from the Midland Co-operative Food shop on Chesterfield Road.

It is thought that a white Vauxhall Vivaro van was used in the incident that had its roof cut off.

The ATM and the van were found by officers this morning near to Buttermilk Lane.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Chesterfield CID on 101 quoting incident number 94 of July 17.

Funeral to take place for Lincolnshire Tunisia victim

A book of condolence will close today for a woman from Lincolnshire who died in the Tunisia terror attacks.

Carly Lovett was killed in the Tunisia beach attacks Credit: ITV Central News

Former Lincoln University student, Carly Lovett, was on holiday with her fiance when she was killed by the gunman who opened fire on the innocent tourists.

Her funeral will be held in Gainsborough tomorrow.

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