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Police seeking information regarding an incident involving a young boy

Derbyshire police are seeking any information regarding the incident. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Police are appealing for information following an incident involving a 16 year-old boy in Derby.

On Wednesday, June 10 at 9.15pm a 16-year-old boy was walking along Burnaby Street, in the direction of Haig Street, when he was approached by a man.

The man had a short conversation with the boy and then inappropriately touched him. The man ran off in the direction of Brighton Road.

He was described as white, in his 40s, 5ft 9ins tall, of a medium build with a large belly. His hair was receding and was a greyish brown in colour and he was clean shaven.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Hayley Repton at Cotton Lane police station on 101 quoting crime reference number 24437/15.

New service to launch to support soldiers with drinking problems

Around 13% of ex-servicemen have a drinking problem in Derby. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/PA Images

A new service to support former members of the armed forces with alcohol issues is being launched in Derby today.

It's estimated 50 thousand ex-service personnel live in Derbyshire and around 13% of them have a drinking problem.

The pilot is being funded by the city council.



Derby man who died may have been hit by a car

An elderly man found injured in a Derby street may have been hit by a car which did not stop.

The 74-year-old was discovered in Coronation Street, Rosehill Credit: PA

According to police reports, the 74-year-old man was discovered in Coronation Street, Rosehill, at around 5am on July 23.

He was badly injured and was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital, where he later died.

A post mortem examination has revealed that he had suffered head and chest injuries consistent with being hit by a vehicle.

Detectives are now trying to trace a dark hatchback car which was seen in the area early this morning.

Officers are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who was in the area of Coronation Street, Princes Street, Holcombe Street or Harrington Street between 4am – 5am today or anyone who saw a collision.

Police are also asking local garage owners to get in touch if anyone has brought a damaged car in for repair.

Derbyshire man charged with drug offences

A 35-year-old man has been charged with drugs offences following a police warrant in New Mills, Derbyshire.

A man has been charged with drug offences. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

On July 20, officers carried out a search of a property on Albion Road and discovered a quantity of a suspected Class A drug inside.

Shane McDonald, 35, of New Mills was charged with possession of Class A controlled drugs.

He is set to appear before magistrates in Buxton on Monday, August 3.

If you have any information relating to suspected drugs activity or criminality in your area, call Derbyshire police on 101

Derbyshire: what do you think about policing?

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles, will be at the Royal Derby Hospital today to speak to people about their views on policing.

Credit: PA Wire

Derbyshire Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner have launched a public consultation exercise designed to capture opinion on policing and community safety.

The Police and Crime Commissioner says getting first-hand accounts of people's views means local priorities can be discussed directly with the chief constable.

Man's finger severed off after being arrested

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating after a man’s finger was severed off while being detained by Derbyshire Constabulary.

The IPCC are investigating the case. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The 43-year-old man was arrested in Dronfield, Derbyshire, on 6 June, and placed in the back of a police van before being driven to Chesterfield Police Station.

When officers arrived at the station and attempted to remove the man from the caged area they realised his left hand was bleeding and his little finger had been severed.

The man’s finger was recovered and he was taken to hospital for treatment. Unfortunately his finger could not be reattached.

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