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Convicted murderer who absconded from prison found

Darren Jackson was jailed for life in 1986. Credit: Derbyshire Police

A convicted murderer who absconded from an open prison in Derbyshire has been arrested by police.

51-year-old Darren Jackson was detained in the Staffordshire Moorlands area, two days after failing to return to HMP Sudbury.

Derbyshire Constabulary had appealed for information to trace the inmate, whose last known address was in Oldham.

He was jailed for life at Manchester Crown Court in 1986 and had previously been released and recalled to prison before he went missing.



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Weekend Picks: Matlock Bath Illuminations

Matlock Bath Illuminations: Sat 10th - Sun 11th Sept (Derwent Gardens, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire)

Matlock Bath Illuminations Credit: Peter Reed

The 2016 Matlock Bath Illuminations will be switched on this weekend and will run until 29th October.

Magical decorated and illuminated boats will parade on the River Derwent every Saturday and Sunday. Firework nights will also take place every Saturday evening from next weekend (17th September).

Sundays will feature special family oriented themed nights and performances by brass bands in the Derwent Gardens bandstand.

Last year’s Illuminations attracted well over 100,000 visitors to Matlock Bath…

We’re hoping visitor numbers are high again for the 2016 season of a fabulous traditional festival.”

– Tom Donnelly, Chairman of the District of the Derbyshire Dales Councillor Councillor

Partner pays tribute to 'amazing daddy' following his death

The partner of a man who died following an alleged assault in Derby has paid tribute to an “amazing daddy.”

Oliver Falivena, of Derby, died after police believe he was the victim of an assault in the city centre on Bank Holiday Monday.

Mr Falivena his daughter Eva and Miss Oakes. Credit: Derbyshire Police

I love him so much and will miss him always. I promise to carry on making him proud and looking after our beautiful princess. It really has caused so much pain and heartbreak and I will always show memories to her and tell her how much of an amazing daddy he was.

– Sophie Oakes partner

The 22-year-old suffered head injuries and was taken hospital, where he later died.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and released on bail while police inquiries continue.

Detectives are viewing CCTV in the city and interviewing witnesses whilst they wait for a post mortem examination.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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