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APPEAL: Cash stolen from 83-year-old woman's bank account

Police have released images of a woman they would like to speak to about a theft from an 83-year-old woman in Derby city centre.

Cash was stolen from an 83-year-old woman's bank account. Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary

At around 11.50am on Saturday the elderly lady was at the photo machines in Boots, Intu Centre when she was aware of the sound of coins falling on the floor, she checked her handbag and realised her purse was missing.

A short time after a substantial amount of cash was taken from her account at a nearby bank’s cashpoint machine.

The woman pictured may be able to help police with their enquiries.

The theft took place on Saturday in the Derby city centre. Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary

This is a particularly callous offence as it appears that the victim has been targeted due to her age.

The offence has happened when the lady has been distracted trying to operate the photo printing machine and her attention has been diverted from her bags.

We are determined to catch the person responsible and are keen to speak to the lady in the images who may be able to assist with our enquiries.

– PC Chloe Price

Anyone with information should call PC Chloe Price on 101, quoting crime reference number 51530-15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Two Sisters group in talks to buy S&A Foods site

A major food manufacturer have said they are interested in buying the former S&A Foods site in Derby, after the company went into administration last month.

The Two Sisters Food Group has confirmed it wants to purchase the site. Credit: PA

More than 300 people lost their jobs at the firm, which specialised in supplying Indian ready-meals.

The Two Sisters Food Group has confirmed it wants to purchase the site on Shaftsbury Street South. S&A Foods stopped operations after they lost a major contract with ASDA.


Video: Lorry driver reunited with paramedic who saved him

A man who was seriously injured in a road crash has been re-united with the paramedic who saved his life.

Nick Andrews from Derbyshire was driving his lorry on the M6 when another vehicle came through the central reservation and collided with him head-on. Nick had begun to lose consciousness when off-duty paramedic Kelly Topliss came to his rescue.

Watch Phil Brewster's report below.

Appeal for missing 36-year-old from Derbyshire

Derbyshire Police have appealed for information on 36-year-old Lavislav Horvath who is missing from his home in Hartington Street in Derby since Sunday morning.

Lavislav Horvath was last seen at 11am on Sunday in Derby. Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary

He was last seen at 11am on Sunday but has only just been reported missing.

He is 36 years old but is vulnerable. He is 5' 6" tall, with receding hair. His front teeth are missing and he walks with a limp. He was wearing a grey hoody and black jogging bottoms.

If you've seen him or know where he is please ring 101.

Weekend Picks: Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls: : 22nd November (The Silk Mill, Derby)

Festive cookery demonstrations to inspire Christmas recipe ideas Credit: Photo credit: Fabulous Places

The Silk Mill in Derby are hosting a new Christmas event this weekend to spread festive inspiration, shopping and demonstrations. Working with Birds In The Attic and Fabulous, a group of local experts will team up to bring visitors festive demonstrations in floral and table decor, giving visitors the chance to make their own winter door wreath as well as cookery demonstrations to inspire Christmas recipe ideas. There’ll be a range of stallholders at the event selling chocolate, jewellery, flowers and plants, mulled wine, personalised items, cards and stationery.

Deck The Halls is a new and truly unique event bursting with festive inspiration, shopping, demonstrations and tea room all in a stunning Silk Mill in Derby.”

– Deb Kendall, Fabulous Places

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Former Motorhead drummer Phil Taylor dies

Phil Taylor (second from right) has died aged 61 Credit: PA

Phil Taylor, the former drummer with British rock band Motorhead who was from Chesterfield, has died.

The 61-year-old played with the heavy metal group from 1975 to 1984 and 1987 to 1992 alongside frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister and guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke.

"My dear friend and brother passed away."

"He had been ill for sometime but that does not make it any easier when the time finally comes. I have known Phil since he was 21 and he was one hell of a character."

"Fortunately we made some fantastic music together and I have many many fond memories of our time together. Rest in Peace, Phil!"

– Eddie Clarke, Motorhead guitarist

Grammy-award winners Motorhead are perhaps best known for their single Ace Of Spades.

Taylor played on all of the group's major albums, including Overkill, Bomber, Ace Of Spades, and live recording No Sleep 'til Hammersmith.

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