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Man charged after series of sex attacks in Derbyshire

A man's been charged following a series of attacks on women in Derbyshire Credit: PA Wire

A man has been charged with a number of sex offences following a series of attacks on women in Derbyshire.

A 23-year-old man from Chaddesden has been charged with seven sexual offences against three victims in Spondon and Darley Abbey.

Earlier this week police launched an appeal for information, arresting the suspect following a lead from a member of the public.

Investigations into a serious sexual assault in the Stoney Lane area of Spondon on February 16 2017 are continuing.

Det Insp Emlyn Richards of Derbyshire Police said: “People are still calling and emailing us with information and I would ask them to continuing doing so."

Rings stolen from elderly man as he rode mobility scooter

Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police are investigating after rings with sentimental value were stolen from an elderly man in Derby as he rode his mobility scooter.

The 84-year-old was riding along Almond Street at around 1.45pm on Tuesday, February 28 when a woman pulled up beside him in a small black car, driving onto the pavement to stop him.

She asked the victim for his wedding ring. When he refused, she stood in front of his scooter, took three rings from his fingers and tried to remove his necklace. She is described as white and aged in her mid-thirties.

The man's plain gold wedding band, a gold signet ring with a square shape on the top and a gold ring with the words ‘Napoleon’ and ‘Josephine’ inscribed all had sentimental value to the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Julie Proctor on 101, quoting occurrence number 17000086652.


Report: Care home develops 'realistic' pureed meals

For many older people chewing and swallowing food can be difficult - particularly if they've had a stroke or have dementia. As a result some don't eat enough and they can often begin to lose weight.

Now a company which runs care homes in the Midlands has come up with an idea to ensure they get proper nutrition by serving pureed food - which looks like a meal. Phil Brewster has the story.

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