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Video: Daughter opens up about mum's handbag theft

Police have released CCTV footage of a man who tricked his way into a pensioner's home in Chesterfield and stole her handbag.

The man claimed to be working for the council and started talking to the 73-year-old about her garden before stealing the bag.

She tried to stop him but she almost fell over her walking frame.

The elderly woman's daughter, Jayne Radcliffe, said she has now lost her trust in everyone:


Video: Grandad becomes oldest person to get tattoo

A grandad from Chesterfield has become the oldest person to get a tattoo, when he got one on his 104th birthday.

It has been officially confirmed with a Guiness World Record certificate.

Jack Reynolds is hoping it will raise £1,000 for local charity the Ashgate Hospice and said getting the tattoo wasn't too painful.

Here he is talking to ITV's reporter Katy Rickitt.

Body found in river is missing Josh Cotton

Police have confirmed that the body found in the River Trent is that of missing man Josh Cotton.

The 22-year-old was last seen near his narrow boat, The Spirit, moored at Sawley Marina at around 4pm on Friday 11 March.

Josh’s body was discovered at around 1pm on Tuesday 5 April, by officers carrying out searches of the river between Trent Lock and Attenborough Nature Reserve as part of their enquiries into his disappearance.

A post-mortem examination performed today has failed to determine the precise cause of his death and further tests will now be carried out. However, Josh’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

Post mortem examination to take place on body in river

Josh Cotton has been missing since March 11. Credit: Leicestershire Police

A post mortem examination is due to take place this afternoon on a body found in the River Trent yesterday, Leicestershire Police said.

Formal identification has yet to take place but it is believed to be that of missing Josh Cotton.

The 22-year-old was last seen at Sawley Marina in Long Eaton, Derbyshire on March 11.

The body was found by search teams between Trent Lock and Attenborough Nature Reserve.


Police searching for missing man Josh Cotton have found a body

Josh Cotton Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police searching for missing man Josh Cotton say they have found a body.

The 22-year-old was last seen at Sawley Marina on 11th March.

Formal identification of the body has not yet taken place but officers believe it is Josh Cotton.

The discovery was made this afternoon in the River Trent between Sawley Marina and Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Burglar tricks pensioner before snatching her handbag

Police are searching for a suspect who tricked a pensioner in Chesterfield before stealing her handbag.

They've released CCTV which shows a man, who claimed to be from the local council, entering the home of a 73-year-old woman. The burglar went into the woman’s home on the pretext of talking to her about plans for the garden.

However, after speaking to her for about ten minutes, he snatched her bag and ran out, with the victim unable to catch him in time.

The burglary happened between 11.40am and 11.55am on Monday February 15 at a bungalow on Boythorpe Road.

  • Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV or has any information should contact Detective Constable Damian Lowe on 101, quoting crime reference 6971/16.

Police praise public response as search for missing man enters fourth week

Credit: Leicestershire Police

22-year-old Josh Cotton was last seen at Sawley Marina on Friday 11 March, and since then searches have taken place throughout the area to try and find him.

Police say they've received scores of phone calls from the public over the last few weeks in response to their appeals for information.

Josh lives on his narrowboat, The Spirit, at the marina and was last seen at around 4pm on the bank close by.

Specialist officers have conducted eight dives into the marina, canal and River Trent. The helicopter has been out and nearby waterways have been searched using specialist sonar equipment.

Officers will continue to search the banks of the Trent and a further river search is due to be carried out next week.

Leicestershire Police are asking anyone with information about Josh's whereabouts to get in touch.

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