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Woman seriously sexually assaulted in Darley Abbey

Police searched the area yesterday Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information after a woman was attacked in a serious sexual assault in Darley Abbey.

They received reports that an 18-year-old woman had been seriously sexually assaulted near a footpath, close to a local nature reserve area off South Avenue.

The victim was physically unhurt but extremely shaken by the incident.

Police spent yesterday conducting searches and making forensic investigations.

The area is popular with local dog walkers and police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the offence to come forward.

The suspect is described as being a white man of chubby build in his mid 20s or 30s. He was about six feet tall, pale with short cropped hair.

Anyone with any information should ring Derbyshire Constabulary on 101, quoting incident reference number 538 of 7/9/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal for briefcase owner after controlled explosion

Police carried out a controlled explosion yesterday Credit: PA

Police are trawling through CCTV after officers carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious briefcase in Derby yesterday.

It was spotted in a telephone box on St Peter's Street in the city centre at 11.20am yesterday.

Babington Lane, East Street and parts of London Road and Osmaston Road were cordoned off and shoppers were asked to keep away while specially-trained officers blew up the briefcase.

Although it was found to be empty, police are asking whoever left it there to come forward.

PCSO suspended after alleged assault on child

A Derby-based police community support officer has been suspended from duty after an alleged assault on an eight-year-old child near a school.

PCSO Bakhtawar Rana is alleged to have committed the offence in the city last March.

Derbyshire Constabulary can confirm that PCSO Bakhtawar Rana has been served with a summons to appear at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court on September 29 to face a charge of common assault.

The charge relates to an alleged assault on an eight-year-old child on Reginald Street in Pear Tree in March 2015.

– Derbyshire Police statement


Man charged after police officer is allegedly stabbed

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A man from Derbyshire has been charged after allegedly stabbing a police officer and assaulting another in Buxton.

32-year-old Lee Willan, of Woodlands Close, Tintwhistle, has been charged with wounding with intent, assaulting a constable and possession of a knife in a public place.

The officer who was injured suffered a minor wound to his arm.

Mr Willan is due to appear at Northern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today.

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Council leaders submit bid for devolution

Council leaders in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have submitted a joint bid to the Government to be given more power over the economy and local affairs in the two cities.

It's hoped that having powers passed to the region from Westminster would help it to compete with other parts of the country, including Greater Manchester and the West Midlands.

The proposals could potentially see Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire get more say over:

  • Power to generate income for major infrastructure projects.
  • Jobs
  • Skills
  • Housing
  • Transport projects.
Derbyshire County Council and Nottinghamshire County Council are putting in a joint bid. Credit: Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire County Council and Nottinghamshire County Council are putting in a joint bid. Credit: Nottinghamshire County Council

But the Government has also made demands of its own - in particular, any regions who get significant powers handed to them would need to have a directly elected mayor.

Nevertheless, all 19 Councils in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire supported the idea of regions having greater control over their own affairs.

We all know that some of the conditions are challenging but the size of the prize means that we can’t afford not to be at the table."

"The important thing now is to keep talking and negotiating so we can secure the best possible deal for the people of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.”

– Councillor Anne Western & Councillor Graham Chapman

Family pay tribute to their 'beautiful boy'

The family of a man killed at the weekend have paid tribute to their ‘beautiful’ boy.

Halcyon Theuri Credit: Derbyshire Police

Halcyon Theuri's body was found on Wingfield Road in the early hours of Sunday, August 31.

The 20 year-old's mother, Faith, and step dad Andi, from Selston, Nottinghamshire, have paid tribute to Halcyon in the following statement:

We write with broken hearts and will forever miss him who has been ripped from our lives, only as it had just started. Our only strength is in God through Jesus. He was our beautiful boy and always will be.”

– Family Statement

A 51-year-old man remains in police custody on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

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