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Driver found after police car set alight

The car was set alight on Sunday Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police investigating damage to a police car in Derbyshire say they have traced a driver officers wanted to speak to.

The marked car was parked in Burton Road, Overseal, when it was set alight in the early hours of Sunday morning (November 5).

Derbyshire Police said it was in the area because officers were concerned for the safety of a resident and were carrying out patrols in the area.

A dark grey Ford Focus was seen in the area at the time and the driver has come forward to eliminate themselves from the inquiry... ... He also wants to hear from anyone who was travelling down Burton Road at the time and has dashboard camera footage. Residents with private CCTV are also asked to make contact.

– DC Pete Matthewman


Police appealing for witnesses following pub brawl

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 21-year-old man suffered serious facial injuries during a fight outside a pub in Borrowash.

Up to 20 people are thought to have been involved in the brawl near the Wilmot Arms on Derby Road, which occurred at around 11pm on Friday, October 6.

Officers are keen to identify a man they believe to have been the main aggressor in the altercation, who is described as balding and wearing a dark hoodie.

Witnesses or anyone with information can call 101.

Girl, 4, to sleep outside in box for charity

A 4-year-old girl has volunteered to give up her bed and toys to sleep outside in a box for one night for charity.

Effie Bowman from Castle Gresley in Derbyshire is the youngest person to sign up to the YMCA Sleepout event.

So far she has raised just under £200 for taking part in the event.

It is her final challenge this year, after completing a mini triathlon during the summer.


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