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Concerns grow for missing 19-year-old from Alfreton

19-year-old Joseph Taylor has been missing from Alfreton since April 27th 2014 Credit: Derbyshire Police

Derbyshire Police are appealing for help to find an Alfreton teenager who has been missing for over two months.

19-year-old Joseph Taylor was last seen at home on April 27th earlier this year and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Joseph has links with Ripley, but is thought to have travelled to either Ollerton or Mansfield.

He is described as 6ft 6in tall, stocky, with blonde hair and youthful looks.

Man arrested after toddler rescued from locked car

The toddler was rescued in Clay Cross at 2:15pm on Friday afternoon Credit: PA

A man's been arrested after an 18-month-old girl had to be rescued from a locked car in Derbyshire.

A member of the public called police after finding the distressed child trapped inside the vehicle in Market Street in Clay Cross at 2:15pm yesterday.

General view of Market Street in Clay Cross Credit: Google Street View

Officers had to smash the windows to get to the toddler, who was then taken to a nearby Adult Community Education Centre where an ambulance was called.

The child was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital as a precautionary measure.

A 46-year-old man has been detained by police and social services are involved.

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Police appeal to trace man not seen for 30 years

Police are looking for man not seen for 30 years Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police in Buxton in Derbyshire are trying to trace a man who has not been seen for more than 30 years. They want to speak to Edward William Garlick about a rape allegation. He lived in Buxton in the 1970's but has not been seen locally or by his family since about 1980. He would now be 62.

Anyone who knows where Mr Garlick is is being asked to contact police on 101.

Search for baby tortoises stolen from garden

Stock photo of tortoises Credit: PA

Police have launched a public appeal after two baby tortoises were stolen from a garden in Alfreton in Derbyshire.

The three-month old Horsefield Tortoises were believed to have been taken from a pen in the garden of a house on West End sometime between 2pm and 2.30pm on Saturday, May 17.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire Police on the 101 number or contact Crimestoppers.

Pedestrian seriously hurt in hit & run near Ilkeston

Street view of Stanley near where last night's collision took place Credit: Google Street View

A pedestrian's been seriously hurt in a hit & run in Ilkeston in Derbyshire.

The collision happened at 11:00pm last night (Saturday 17 May), on Station Road in Stanley.

Map showing village of Stanley where the hit & run took place Credit: ITV News Central

The silver coloured car failed to stop and police are now appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire Police on the 101 number.

The collision happened at around 11:00pm last night on Station Road Credit: ITV News Central

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Police find body of man in Derbyshire reservoir

Police have recovered the body of a man from a reservoir near Clay Cross.

A member of the public called police at about 3pm on Saturday, after spotting the body in Ogston Reservoir.

The man was aged between 50 and 60, of slim build, and was balding with dark hair. He was wearing a black, zipped jacket, a navy sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Police have checked missing persons records and have not been able to identify the man.

Brazen thief steals smart phone from toddler

Stock pictures of a similar model HTC smart phone Credit: PA

Police are investigating after a thief walked into a house in Derby and stole a smart phone from the hands of a two year old girl.

The toddler had a HTC Sensation XL smartphone when the offender walked into the house in Whiston Street in Normanton and took it from her, before being seen running out of the property at about 8.20pm on Tuesday, April 1.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw a man acting suspiciously in the area around that time.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Man wanted after dog left in the street

Police are trying to trace a man they suspect of abandoning a dog in the street in Derbyshire.

Man leads Alsatian to area where dog is later abandoned Credit: Derbyshire Police

The dog was tied up behind the Beehive Inn on Hague Street in Glossop on 31st January.

The dog was left tied up outside a pub in Glossop Credit: Derbyshire Police

The RSPCA were called by a member of the public who was concerned that no-one had returned to claim the Alsatian.

Man captured on CCTV in Glossop after dog abandoned in January Credit: Derbyshire Police

The dog has since been taken in by a local who has given it a permanent home.

Police are urging locals to call 101 if they recognise the man in these pictures.

Clare's Law to roll out across Leicestershire today

A new law to help tackle domestic abuse is set to roll out across Leicestershire today.

Clare's Law, which gives people the right to know whether a partner has a history of violence against former partners, has already been introduced in areas including Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire.

Clare Wood's partner had a history of domestic abuse before he killed her
Clare Wood's partner had a history of domestic abuse before he killed her Credit: ITV News Central

The Domestic Violence Disclosure scheme, known as Clare's Law, is named after Clare Wood who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in Greater Manchester in 2009.

It gives people the right to ask police whether a new or existing partner has a criminal record.

If it is revealed that the person in question may pose a risk, the police can then decide whether to disclose that information.

Nottinghamshire Police was one of the three forces which took part in the 14-month trial.

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