Derbyshire Police have launched their annual motorbike operation in an attempt to reduce the number of bikers killed or seriously injured.
Five men from Derbyshire have today been found guilty of paying for the sexual services of a child.
A team of 60 police officers are working to find those responsible for an arson attack which killed six children in Derby two weeks ago.
Nathan Pick, 38, from Chaddesden in Derby is starting a seven year jail sentence after lashing out at his disabled son and killing him. The baby, who was born with a heart defect and had to be tube-fed, suffered brain injuries and died in hospital as a result of the blow to the back of the head.
Sentencing Pick, Lord Justice Julian Flaux said he accepted Pick had not set out to kill or seriously harm his child but that his son could not be blamed for crying. He also accepted Pick, who has a 12-year-old son, was not a violent or bad man.
– Lord Justice Flaux
"The stress caused you to snap. You did not intend to kill him or cause him serious injuries but you now accept that blow was an unlawful act."
Tragically the baby was the second child his mother had lost in three years.
Her daughter Zoe died of sudden infant death syndrome in 2009 when she was seven weeks old. There were no suspicious circumstances.
A father has been jailed for seven years after he admitted killing his seven-month old baby.
Nathan Pick, 38, was arrested after James-Lee was admitted to Royal Derby Hospital on May 8th 2012 with a serious head injury.
The baby died in hospital. Pick, of Waterford Drive, Chaddesden has been sentenced to seven years in prison after offering a guilty plea to manslaughter.
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Cox said: “This is a tragic case. I hope today’s sentence allows James-Lee’s family to move forward with the grieving process."
“I would urge anyone struggling to cope with being a new parent to access the help and support available to them so tragedies like this can be avoided in the future.”
Nathan Pick has been jailed for seven years for the manslaughter of his seven-month-old son in Derby.
Staff at a law firm say they are shocked and horrified after the body of a man, a suspected burglar, was found in the chimney of the building where they worked.
The discovery was made after pest control officers were called in.
It is believed the body of Kevin Gough could have been there for several weeks.
Rajiv Popat reports.
Derbyshire Police have released the name of the man whose body was found in the chimney of a business in Derby.
42 year old Kevin Gough, of no fixed abode, was found at a premises in St Mary's Gate on Wednesday.
Police are not treating his death as suspicious. An inquest will open at Derby Coroners Court this afternoon.
Derbyshire Constabulary have confirmed that a body was discovered in the chimney of an office on St Mary's Gate in Derby city centre yesterday around noon.
The area was cordoned off while the body was removed by officers.
The body is believed to be that of a man.
Officers are working to establish his identity and inform his family.
Police are treating the death as unexplained.
A buzzard may have starved to death after its beak was bound, Derbyshire Police have said.
The dead bird was found on land near the village of Turnditch.
Derbyshire Police said they are investigating after the bird was found with its beak apparently bound.
The bird appeared to have had a hole forced through its beak which had then been bound closed with twine.
Wildlife crime officers from the force are working with the RSPB to investigate the circumstances surrounding the bird's death.
The senior investigating officer in the Derby house fire case has released the following statement:
– Detective Superintendent Kate Meynell, derby police
Six innocent children died as a result of the actions of their parents, the very people who should have protected them against danger.
The Philpotts and Paul Mosley showed no regard for the safety of the children and since the fire have shown no remorse for their actions.
They have lied throughout the investigation and court case. There were plenty of opportunities to admit their guilt but they never did and persisted with their denials.
This has been an incredibly tragic case to investigate and today’s sentences bring this difficult inquiry to a close.
Police officers in Derbyshire will visit residents in Amber Valley after a series of burglaries in the area.
Safer Neighbourhood policing teams will give homeowners tips on safety and security in the wake of seven burglaries and two attempted burglaries in the town since the start of the year.
The most recent incident took place overnight on January 21-22 in Dunfield, with an attempted burglary at a property on Ecclesbourne Close.
There have also been incidents in Leabrooks, Codnor, Heanor, South Normanton, Alfreton, Riddings and Ripley.
Derbyshire Police revealed that two people have been arrested on suspicion of burglary in connection with two of the incidents.