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Man arrested for allegedly making threats to kill in Derbyshire village

Man arrested for allegedly making threats to kill Credit: PA

Derbyshire Police have arrested a man following a domestic incident in Kirk Hallam last night.

At about 6pm on Sunday night (30 January), officers received reports that a man had threatened a woman in the village and we were concerned for her safety and his.

Believing he may have had a weapon, the force sent armed officers and police dogs to the area to search for him. A man was found at 9.30pm on Queen Elizabeth Way and arrested.

The 23-year-old did not have any weapons on him but was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill.


Runaway Canoe closes M1 outside lane

Credit: Highways England.

A canoe has been moved by traffic officers after being found in the outside lane of the M1.

The "unusual debris" was found on the southbound carriageway of the motorway between junctions 30 and 29a in Derbyshire this morning.

The Highways Agency said traffic was held briefly while the red canoe was cleared from the road. The department tweeted:

Watch: Sir John Hurt speaks of love for Derbyshire

Derby actor Sir John Hurt paid tribute to the place he grew up while visiting the city's film festival, saying it 'is nice to feel you belong somewhere'.

Stars have paid tribute to Sir John Hurt who has died at 77 following a battle with cancer.

The British actor was nominated for two Academy Awards, for The Elephant Man and Midnight Express, and won four Bafta Awards, including a lifetime achievement recognition for his outstanding contribution to British cinema in 2012.

Derby Quad pays tribute to Sir John Hurt

Sir John Hurt at Derby Film Festival in 2014. Credit: ITV News Central

The Derby Quad arts centre has paid tribute Sir John Hurt after the distinguished actor died aged 77.

He was the centre's first patron and often visited the city of Derby, after spending his childhood in Chesterfield.


Burglar stole jewellery before driving away in BMW

Officers were called to the incident at Longmoor Road in Long Eaton. Credit: Google Street View

A burglar allegedly stole jewellery from a house in Derbyshire before driving away in a BMW.

Officers were called to Longmoor Road in Long Eaton around 7pm on Wednesday, January 25.

A man was reported seen running away from a house and getting into a green BMW, the registration of which began BGZ.

A resident told police that the man had got in to his house by smashing a patio door and had taken two necklaces.

Police say the man who was seen running away was described as black, slim and about 5ft 6ins tall.

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