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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.

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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.

Clare's Law being rolled out nationally

A scheme trialled in Nottinghamshire which lets people check if their partners have a history of domestic violence has been rolled out nationally.

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

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

Nottinghamshire Police was one of the three forces which took part in the 14-month trial. Clare's father campaigned for the scheme to be put into action.

Officers welcome Clare's Law launch in Warwickshire

Senior officers at Warwickshire Police have welcomed the launch of Clare's Law in the county.

Det Supt Steve Cullen said tackling domestic violence was a priority for the force.

'Clare's Law' will allow victims to apply to us to understand what their partners past history may be, and where it is appropriate to do so we will disclose information in order that victims may make an informed decision around their own safety.

Any disclosure will be part of a range of support measures Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police will put in place to support victims.

We welcome the strengthening of the legislation to help us protect the most vulnerable from harm.

Anyone who would like a disclosure can visit their nearest police station, call 101 or go online to get more details.

Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball added:

Domestic abuse is a particularly pernicious form of bullying, it can take many forms and is never acceptable.

As a society, we can never condone the use of physical, or psychological techniques by one individual to control another.

I wholeheartedly welcome the adoption of Clare's Law and hope that the new powers will give people more confidence to seek help if they have concerns about domestic abuse.

Clare's Law set to go live in Warwickshire

Police in Warwickshire will soon have the power to tell people if their partner has a record of violence in the past, as part of an overhaul of the law to tackle domestic abuse.

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, also known as Clare's Law, will go live in the county on March 10.

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

It comes after Clare's Law launched in Derbyshire yesterday.

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.

The scheme is named after Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend George Appleton in Salford in 2009.

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Clare's Law launches in Derbyshire

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

Clare’s Law is being launched across Derbyshire today. It forms part of a national focus on domestic abuse from 4-8 March. The scheme is named after Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend George Appleton in Salford in 2009.

The scheme works in two ways:

A right to ask: This is where information is disclosed following a request from a member of the public.

A right to know: This is where police make a decision to disclose details when they receive information to suggest a person could be at risk.

Detective Superintendent Andy Stokes, Head of Public Protection at Derbyshire Police said:

“This is a national scheme that we hope will provide people with the information they need to make informed decisions about their relationships and to take relevant action.

“It is crucial that police and other agencies are made aware and can provide early intervention to help the victims."

Man found guilty of stabbing father from Derby

Leon Lockhart and Michaela Griffiths Credit: ITV News Central

A man has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a father from Derby - found collapsed on a street in South Normanton in July last year.

Daniel Baker Credit: ITV News Central

Leon Lockhart was found guilty of stabbing Daniel Baker after an eight day trial. Michaela Griffiths pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice last November.

The jury were shown CCTV of the three on buses around the area following a chance meeting just hours before his death.

Mr Baker's family described him as a loveable rogue who left behind countless true friends. The pair will be sentenced tomorrow.

Man charged with attempted murder after serious assault

Police have charged a man after a serious assault in Buxton, Derbyshire Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Derbyshire Police have charged a 23-year-old man with attempted murder, after a serious assault in Buxton on Friday.

Jake Grimshaw, from South Mews, Buxton, will remain in custody before appearing in court on Monday.

The attack took place at around 4.40pm, when officers were called to a disturbance on Fairfield Road.

A 36-year-old man was then taken to Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

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