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Woman raped after man said he 'lost' his dog

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a rape in Chesterfield.

It happened on Good Friday, (March 25) between 10.05pm and 10.25pm. A woman was walking along Springfield Avenue in Ashgate when she was approached by a man.

The man said that he had lost his dog and asked if she would help him to find it. The woman agreed and they walked down a footpath which runs between Springfield Avenue and Linden Park Grove.

The man then pushed the women to the floor and raped her.

I would like to stress that this is an isolated incident in a secluded area. We are keen to trace a man that was described as 5ft 10ins tall, of a slim build, in his late 20s with short black spikey hair. He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a black jumper and jeans.

– Detective Sergeant Steve Warren

Appeal after 13-year-old girl sexually assaulted by three men

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted.

The incident happened at about 6pm on Saturday January 9 on Church Street West in Pinxton when the girl was approached from behind and grabbed around her waist. Three men then assaulted her.

She described one of them as in his early 40s, with tanned skin, of a muscular build with short cropped brown hair and stubble. He wore a dark grey hooded top and black bottoms. He had a large tattoo on his left arm from the wrist.

The men were disturbed by a passer-by who shouted at them.


Man appears in court on Swadlincote murder charge

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 17 year old boy.

The teenager was found injured on West Street in Swadlincote on Sunday morning. Credit: ITV News Central

Dante Francis, from Leicester, died in hospital from stab wounds after an incident outside a bar in Swadlincote in Derbyshire at the weekend.

Today 21-year-old Dominic Halliday-Fox, from Derby, appeared before Derby magistrates charged with murder.

He was remanded into custody and is due to appear at Nottingham crown court on Monday.

Man charged with murder after fatal stabbing

Officers investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy in Derbyshire have charged a man with his murder.

The teenager was found injured on West Street in Swadlincote on Sunday morning Credit: ITV News Central

Dominic Halliday-Fox, 21, from Derby will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today.

The alleged murder happened at around 4am on Sunday on West Street in Swadlincote.

Two people were injured and a 17-year-old boy died later in hospital. A 20-year-old man was also taken to hospital and released after treatment.

A 23-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, has been released on police bail while the investigation continues.


Witness appeal after double stabbing in Derbyshire nightclub

Police have launched an investigation after a suspected double stabbing in a nightclub in Swadlincote.

The venue was cordoned off by police. Credit: ITV News Central/ Pat Fenelon

Officers were called to the Empire Bar in the early hours of the morning, to find two men with serious injuries.

The venue was cordoned off while teams conducted searches. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to speak to Derbyshire Police.

Report: Calls for controversial 'fat-shaming' advert

Anti-bullying campaigners are calling for the removal of a controversial gym advert in Long Easton, which suggests aliens are coming to abduct people who are overweight.

The gym owners responsible say it was only intended as a bit of fun, but now the advertising standards watchdog is assessing complaints that the ad is offensive.

Watch Gail Mellors report here:

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