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Police appeal for child abuse victims to contact them

Derbyshire police are appealing to victims of child abuse Credit: ITV News Central

Derbyshire police are appealing for victims of alleged abuse at two children's homes to come forward about their experiences.

Police are carrying out an investigation into alleged abuse that took place at Greenacre's children's home in Clay Cross and Lindenhurst children's home in Chesterfield between 1983 and the early 90s.

Two men aged 69 and 61 have been arrested in connection with the investigation and are currently on police bail.

Officers investigating would like to hear from anyone who attended either children's home and may have been a victim of abuse between these dates.

Police confirm death of a Derby man 'is not suspicious'

Generic image of police officer Credit: Joe Giddens / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Police officers investigating the death of a man in Violet Street, Derby this morning have ruled out any suspicious circumstances.

The 28-year-old, who lived locally, is still yet to be formally identified but his family have now been traced.

He was found after collapsing in the street between 5.30 and 6am.

The driver of the Toyota that Derbyshire Police were looking for has been traced and spoken to by detectives.


Two arrests after body found in alleyway

Police were called to the alleyway between Harriet Street and Twyford Street shortly after 11pm last night Credit: Joe Giddens / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Two 45-year-old men from Derby have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the body of a man was found in an alleyway in Derby last night.

Police were called to the alleyway between Harriet Street and Twyford Street shortly after 11pm last night where they found the body of a 28-year-old local man.

The victim's family have been informed but he has not been formally identified and a post mortem examination will be held on Monday to determine the cause of death.

If anyone was in the area last night at about 11pm or saw anything suspicious they should contact the police on 101.

Two arrested over fuel theft

Two men from Nottingham have been bailed pending further enquiries Credit: Joe Giddens / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of stealing a large quantity of diesel from firms in Smalley and Codnor.

The men were arrested after police stopped a van they had been looking for in connection with incidents in the area in Eastwood on Thursday.

An investigation is currently ongoing into the theft of fuel from vehicles at Alsop Plant and Haulage on Heanor Road in Smalley, and Cloudbass on High Holborn Road in Codnor.

A 32 year-old man and a 22 year-old man, both from Nottingham, were questioned by officers and have been bailed pending further enquiries.


Police appeal for missing 13-year-old boy

13-year-old Deon Borrington Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary

Police are appealing for help in tracing Deon Borrington who is missing from his Derby home.

13-year-old Deon was reported missing on 28 January and despite being in contact by phone, he has not been seen since 1 February.

Deon is 5’1”, of slim build, with short brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a dark top, grey jogging bottoms and trainers.

Anyone with information on Deon’s whereabouts is asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101.

Police release CCTV footage of men wanted in connection with attempted burglary

Do you recognise either of these men? Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with an attempted burglary in Derby.

On Wednesday 30 December at 4.50pm two men walked into Ultra Electronics AEP Networks on the Meteor Centre.

The men got in the lift to the third floor and then tried to force the door to the company which triggered the alarm, before leaving via a fire escape.

If you recognise the men in the CCTV or have any further information please contact PC Jennifer Ashley on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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