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Two injured after firework thrown into crowd

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a lit firework was thrown into a crowd in Matlock, Derbyshire on New Year's Eve.

Just minutes after people had celebrated bringing in the New Year on Crown Square the firework was thrown.

A 20-year-old man and woman suffered burns to their back, arms and face and their hearing was also affected.

Police have spoken to a 24-year-old man in connection with the incident and investigations are ongoing.

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CCTV images released after shop meat thefts

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Officers investigating three incidents in Dronfield where meat has been stolen from the same supermarket have released images of a man they would like to speak to.

On Monday, November 21 at 1.45pm, Saturday, November 26 at 4.45pm and Thursday, December 15 at 5.45pm a man entered the Co-op at the Civic Centre and stole meat before leaving without paying.

Anyone that recognises the man is asked to contact police on 101.

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ROADS: M1 - NORTHBOUND - DERBYSHIRE

ROADS: M1 - NORTHBOUND - DERBYSHIRE Credit: PA

The M1 Northbound is closed in Derbyshire due to a lorry fire between J25 (Nottingham / Derby) and J26 (Nottingham / Eastwood).

It comes after a lorry caught fire in the dedicated lane for traffic exiting Trowell Services in the early hours of this morning.

There is a diversion in place at the J25 exit where you can take the A52 Eastbound.

Police thank public for information after death of boy

Han Lam was found dead in Heanor Memorial park on Christmas day Credit: ITV News Central

Officers investigating the death of Han Lam have thanked local people for all the information they’ve been giving.

17-year-old Han Lam, also known as Hoang Trung, from Vietnam was found near the entrance to Heanor Memorial park, Derbyshire, on Christmas day.

He is known to have connections to the Birmingham area but officers are not aware of any links he may have had with Heanor.

The inquiry into what happened to Mr Han is continuing.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve had from people who think they can help us. In fact the volume has been so high we haven’t managed to get back to everyone who has contacted us.

“If you have phoned or emailed us please be patient. We will come back to you. Your information could be really important to us but we can’t ring everyone as quickly as we’d like.”

– Detective Sergeant Justin Redman, Derbyshire Police

Police name teenager found dead by park on Christmas day

The body was found by the park entrance Credit: ITV News Central

Police have named a young man who was found dead near a Derbyshire park on Christmas Day.

17-year-old Han Lam, also known as Hoang Trung, from Vietnam was found near the entrance to Heanor Memorial park.

He is known to have connections to the Birmingham area but officers are not aware of any links he may have had with Heanor.

A post mortem examination did not reveal the cause of his death and further tests will be carried out.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help to trace the occupants of a dark grey Toyota Avensis.

We know that the car was in the Heanor area between 11am and midday on Christmas Day and I’m asking anyone who has CCTV or dashboard cameras to check their footage for that time.

If they find any images of the dark grey Avensis they should contact me on 101. Previously we were asking for anyone who had seen anything suspicious during the afternoon, that timescale has now widened.

Mr Lam’s death remains unexplained and we believe he may have died in a different place to where he was found.

– Detective Sergeant Adam Gascoigne
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