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Appeal for distinctive stolen pink scooter

A scooter similar to the stolen one which had black stickers on the side panel. Credit: Derbyshire Police

Derbyshire Police are asking if anyone has seen a distinctive pink scooter after it was taken from Stenson Fields earlier this month.

The force has issued the above picture of a similar scooter in the hope that it will jog someone’s memory.

The pink ‘Direct Bikes’ scooter was stolen from the driveway of a house in Buckthorn Close between Sunday, January 1 and Saturday, January 6.

PCSO Kerry Wallington-Waite explained:

The scooter is very distinctive in that it is bright pink, it is the same as the one in the picture we have issued other than the stolen bike has some black stickers on the side panels.

If anyone saw anything suspicious on Buckthorn Close between these dates or knows where the scooter is now then please make contact with us.

– PCSO Kerry Wallington-Waite

Suspect in Derby sex assaults case remanded in custody

Suspect in Derby sex assaults case remanded in custody Credit: PA

A man charged with ten counts of sexual assaults has been remanded in custody after a series of attacks on women in Derby city centre.

32 year-old Nadeem Bhatti of Queensway, Derby, appeared before magistrates today (January 12). He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Derby Crown Court on February 9.

Detective Inspector Richard Burton, who is leading the investigation, said:

I would like to thank the many members of the public who have contacted us with information relating to these crimes which has led to the arrest of a suspect.

Sometimes we don’t have all the answers and we rely on assistance from members of the public to help with our investigations. In this case the information provided has helped us to bring a man to court to face charges for this string of offences.

– Detective Inspector Richard Burton


Police thank public for information after death of boy

Han Lam was found dead in Heanor Memorial park on Christmas day Credit: ITV News Central

Officers investigating the death of Han Lam have thanked local people for all the information they’ve been giving.

17-year-old Han Lam, also known as Hoang Trung, from Vietnam was found near the entrance to Heanor Memorial park, Derbyshire, on Christmas day.

He is known to have connections to the Birmingham area but officers are not aware of any links he may have had with Heanor.

The inquiry into what happened to Mr Han is continuing.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve had from people who think they can help us. In fact the volume has been so high we haven’t managed to get back to everyone who has contacted us.

“If you have phoned or emailed us please be patient. We will come back to you. Your information could be really important to us but we can’t ring everyone as quickly as we’d like.”

– Detective Sergeant Justin Redman, Derbyshire Police


Concern growing for missing man from Buxton

Simon Mellor was last seen on Sunday. Credit: Derbyshire Police

Concerns are growing for a man from Buxton who went missing on Sunday 14th August.

53-year-old Simon Mellor was last seen at his address on Haddon Road in Buxton at 1.30pm.

Derbyshire Police believe Mr Mellor may be in the Buxton or Manchester areas.

He is described as white, 6ft tall, of a slim build with short dark brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a bright blue hood top, blue jeans and trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101.

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.

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