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Man charged with allegedly trying to rob a woman and biting her

Kyle Birchnall has been charged with attempting to rob a woman Credit: PA

A man has been charged with allegedly assaulting a woman and attempting to rob her.

31-year-old Kyle Birchnall has been charged with attempting to rob a 56-year-old woman and wounding with intent.

The victim told Derbyshire Police that at around 5am on Monday (May 15), she was walking along Traffic Street when she was approached by two men and a woman. One of the men pushed her over and demanded cash. He punched her in the face and bit her ear before checking her pockets.

A second man, aged 27, was arrested and has now been released without charge.

Mr Birchnall, of Duke Street, Ilkeston, will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday, May 17).

Woman 'badly injured' during city centre attempted robbery

Police said the woman was approached by two men and a woman Credit: PA

A woman has been 'badly injured' by a man who bit her ear during an attempted robbery in the centre of Derby.

Witnesses or anyone who may have been in the area at the time, are being urged to come forward and speak to officers.

Derbyshire Police said the incident happened on Monday (15 May) at around 5am.

The 56-year-old woman was walking along Traffic Street when she was approached by two men and a woman.

One of the men pushed her over and demanded cash. He punched her in the face and bit her ear before checking her pockets.

We believe there are witnesses to the crime, which happened outside the Intu centre, who have yet to come forward.

– Derbyshire Police

Two men, aged 27 and 31, have been arrested in connection with the crime and they remain in custody.

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Police appeal for wanted man

Mark Mollison Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police are appealing for information to help them trace a 29-year-old, wanted for a number of offences.

Mark Mollison, from Alvaston, committed the offences between January and April this year.

Derbyshire Police said:

We have released a picture of Mark Mollison who our officers would like to speak to in connection with a variety of offences including a robbery, assault and criminal damage.

– Derbyshire Police statement

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Conservatives celebrate Derbyshire County Council result

Tories celebrating outside County Hall Credit: ITV News.

The Conservatives have regained control of Derbyshire County Council after overturning a Labour majority of 22.

The final results were Con 37 Lab 24 Lib Dem 3 UKIP 0

A key factor was the collapse of the UKIP vote with its supporters switching en masse to the Tories.

It meant Theresa May's party were able to pick up gains in traditional Labour strongholds like Swadlincote.

Leader Barrie Lewis taking a photo of the final results screen Credit: I

Cllr Barrie Lewis, the Tory group leader, said he was delighted with the result which he put down to a well-fought campaign on local issues, although he acknowledged the importance of UKIP's decline.

Clrr Anne Western, the Labour group leader, said she was "shellshocked". The turnout was 38%.

Concerns grow for missing woman from Derbyshire

Credit: Derbyshire Police.

Police in Derbyshire say they are increasingly concerned for the safety of a vulnerable woman who has gone missing from Sandiacre.

Julie Bell (66) was last seen in the Travers Road area at around 3.30pm today.

She is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall and has long hair and wears glasses.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

UPDATE: 23:00 Julie has now been found.

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