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Emergency services attend 'small explosion' at former petrol station

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Police have attended a small explosion at a former petrol station in Long Eaton.

Emergency services were called to the site, in Tamworth Road, shortly before 12.30pm today following reports of a small explosion.

One man, thought to be in his 40s and working at the site, suffered burns and has been taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment.

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Taxi driver has car driven at him after parking space dispute

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man drove his car at a taxi driver following a dispute over a parking space.

The taxi driver had been trying to park on the street in the Morledge, Derby, around 12:30 on Easter Monday when he was challenged by another motorist.

The taxi driver then decided to park elsewhere but was further challenged by the man when he got out of his vehicle.

The offender shouted racial abuse at the taxi driver before getting back in his car and driving it at the victim. There was a minor collision in which the victim was not seriously injured.

Police say the offender was white, aged about 23, 5ft 8ins tall, of chubby build and with a chubby face.

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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