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Man's finger severed off after being arrested

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating after a man’s finger was severed off while being detained by Derbyshire Constabulary.

The IPCC are investigating the case. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The 43-year-old man was arrested in Dronfield, Derbyshire, on 6 June, and placed in the back of a police van before being driven to Chesterfield Police Station.

When officers arrived at the station and attempted to remove the man from the caged area they realised his left hand was bleeding and his little finger had been severed.

The man’s finger was recovered and he was taken to hospital for treatment. Unfortunately his finger could not be reattached.

What's on weekend roundup: 'Bark In The Park'

RSPCA's 'Bark in the Park' is taking place this Sunday (19 July) in Derbyshire at Markeaton Park.

'Bark in the Park' Credit: RSCPA

Enter your dog into one of the classes to win one of the prestigious titles including: Waggiest Tail, Best set of Gnashers and Rescue Dog of the Day.

There’s also a variety of stalls at the event with everything from dog-bandanas and gifts to jewellery, bouncy castles and face-painting.

“Bark in the Park is Derby & District RSPCA’s fun dog show…It’s a great family day out - we have food, art and craft stalls, children’s rides and of course our dog show with classes for all the family”

– Victoria Leeming, Income Generation Manager at Derby & District RSPCA


Mother of murdered Daniel Pelka hanged herself

An inquest has heard that the mother of murdered Daniel Pelka hanged herself in prison in Derbyshire.

Members of the public have been visiting Daniel Pelka's memorial Credit: ITV News Central

Magdelena Luczak, 29, was found dead in her prison cell at HMP Foston Hall at 7.15am on Tuesday.

An inquest into her death was opened and adjourned at Derbyshire Coroner's Court on Friday morning. The cause of death was recorded as hanging.

Luczak and her partner Mariusz Krezolek, both originally from Poland, were convicted of murder and sentenced to at least 30 years in jail in August 2013 after blaming each other for the head injury which ultimately caused Daniel's death.

Daniel, who was born on July 15 2007, weighed just 1st 9lbs when he died in March 2012

JCB used to steal cash machine in Derbyshire

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cash machine was stolen from a petrol station in Duckmanton, Derbyshire.

A cash machine has been stolen thanks to the help of a JCB Credit: Derbyshire Police

At around 4am this morning (July 17), a JCB was used to steal an ATM machine from the Midland Co-operative Food shop on Chesterfield Road.

It is thought that a white Vauxhall Vivaro van was used in the incident that had its roof cut off.

The ATM and the van were found by officers this morning near to Buttermilk Lane.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Chesterfield CID on 101 quoting incident number 94 of July 17.


Officers investigating Langley Mill fire appeal for more witnesses

Officers investigating the flat fire in Langley Mill in which three people died are to spend the next two days in the community, appealing for witnesses.

The three men who were charged with murder after the Langely Mill Fire Credit: Court Artist / Priscilla Coleman

Several people have come forward with information regarding the fire, however, police still believe that there are missing details.

Police are running a mobile station, which will be at several locations across the town on 13 and 14 July. Officers will be handing out appeal leaflets and posters, asking anyone who knows something to come forward.

Amy Smith, 17, and her six and a half month-old daughter Ruby-Grace Gaunt, died in the fire along with friend Edward Green, 17, from Belper.

There could be people out there who saw something suspicious that night but who haven’t come forward because they think what they saw is insignificant. “I would urge them to get in touch because their information could be important to the officers who are trying to build a bigger picture of exactly what happened.”

– Assistant Chief Constable Martyn Bates

A man and his two sons have been charged in connection with the fire. Peter Eyre, 43, and Anthony Eyre, 21, of Sandiacre and Simon Eyre, 24, of Long Eaton have each been charged with three counts of murder.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

Police appeal for missing Derbyshire girl

Police in Derby are appealing for information regarding missing a missing 14-year-old girl.

Missing 14-year-old Cody Mason Credit: Derbyshire Police

Cody Mason, who is from Allenton, Derbyshire, has been missing since lunchtime on Wednesday July 8. Officers think she will still be in the Derby area.

She is 5ft 4ins tall, of slim build with very long black hair. She was last seen wearing a green Super-Dry jacket, a Simpsons top, black trousers and high top trainers.

Cody, or anyone who knows where she is, should contact the police on 101.

Burglar confronted by Derby couple live-streaming CCTV

A couple who watched a man stealing from their business in Derby say they only caught him because footage of the burglary was beamed to their mobile phones.

A hi-tech security system alerted them in the middle of the night and they decided to go and confront the thief.

The burglar first rifled through the till of the Indian restaurant and then stole £8000 of cigarettes from the shop next door.

Samy and Kala Thirunavukkarasu, who own the shop, were asleep at home at the time and were alerted to the break-in after receiving an automated phone call triggered by the shop's burglar alarm.

They called the police and drove to the shop on Monk Street in the centre of Derby. There, they were helped by a van-driver who'd just turned up with the morning papers.

The burglar tried to escape through a yard and over a wall into a car park next door. But Mrs Thirunavukkarasu and the delivery man ran round and managed to grab hold of him, until the police arrived.

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