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Derby man who died may have been hit by a car

An elderly man found injured in a Derby street may have been hit by a car which did not stop.

The 74-year-old was discovered in Coronation Street, Rosehill Credit: PA

According to police reports, the 74-year-old man was discovered in Coronation Street, Rosehill, at around 5am on July 23.

He was badly injured and was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital, where he later died.

A post mortem examination has revealed that he had suffered head and chest injuries consistent with being hit by a vehicle.

Detectives are now trying to trace a dark hatchback car which was seen in the area early this morning.

Officers are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who was in the area of Coronation Street, Princes Street, Holcombe Street or Harrington Street between 4am – 5am today or anyone who saw a collision.

Police are also asking local garage owners to get in touch if anyone has brought a damaged car in for repair.

Derbyshire man charged with drug offences

A 35-year-old man has been charged with drugs offences following a police warrant in New Mills, Derbyshire.

A man has been charged with drug offences. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

On July 20, officers carried out a search of a property on Albion Road and discovered a quantity of a suspected Class A drug inside.

Shane McDonald, 35, of New Mills was charged with possession of Class A controlled drugs.

He is set to appear before magistrates in Buxton on Monday, August 3.

If you have any information relating to suspected drugs activity or criminality in your area, call Derbyshire police on 101

Derbyshire: what do you think about policing?

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles, will be at the Royal Derby Hospital today to speak to people about their views on policing.

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Derbyshire Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner have launched a public consultation exercise designed to capture opinion on policing and community safety.

The Police and Crime Commissioner says getting first-hand accounts of people's views means local priorities can be discussed directly with the chief constable.

Man's finger severed off after being arrested

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating after a man’s finger was severed off while being detained by Derbyshire Constabulary.

The IPCC are investigating the case. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The 43-year-old man was arrested in Dronfield, Derbyshire, on 6 June, and placed in the back of a police van before being driven to Chesterfield Police Station.

When officers arrived at the station and attempted to remove the man from the caged area they realised his left hand was bleeding and his little finger had been severed.

The man’s finger was recovered and he was taken to hospital for treatment. Unfortunately his finger could not be reattached.


What's on weekend roundup: 'Bark In The Park'

RSPCA's 'Bark in the Park' is taking place this Sunday (19 July) in Derbyshire at Markeaton Park.

'Bark in the Park' Credit: RSCPA

Enter your dog into one of the classes to win one of the prestigious titles including: Waggiest Tail, Best set of Gnashers and Rescue Dog of the Day.

There’s also a variety of stalls at the event with everything from dog-bandanas and gifts to jewellery, bouncy castles and face-painting.

“Bark in the Park is Derby & District RSPCA’s fun dog show…It’s a great family day out - we have food, art and craft stalls, children’s rides and of course our dog show with classes for all the family”

– Victoria Leeming, Income Generation Manager at Derby & District RSPCA

Mother of murdered Daniel Pelka hanged herself

An inquest has heard that the mother of murdered Daniel Pelka hanged herself in prison in Derbyshire.

Members of the public have been visiting Daniel Pelka's memorial Credit: ITV News Central

Magdelena Luczak, 29, was found dead in her prison cell at HMP Foston Hall at 7.15am on Tuesday.

An inquest into her death was opened and adjourned at Derbyshire Coroner's Court on Friday morning. The cause of death was recorded as hanging.

Luczak and her partner Mariusz Krezolek, both originally from Poland, were convicted of murder and sentenced to at least 30 years in jail in August 2013 after blaming each other for the head injury which ultimately caused Daniel's death.

Daniel, who was born on July 15 2007, weighed just 1st 9lbs when he died in March 2012

JCB used to steal cash machine in Derbyshire

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cash machine was stolen from a petrol station in Duckmanton, Derbyshire.

A cash machine has been stolen thanks to the help of a JCB Credit: Derbyshire Police

At around 4am this morning (July 17), a JCB was used to steal an ATM machine from the Midland Co-operative Food shop on Chesterfield Road.

It is thought that a white Vauxhall Vivaro van was used in the incident that had its roof cut off.

The ATM and the van were found by officers this morning near to Buttermilk Lane.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Chesterfield CID on 101 quoting incident number 94 of July 17.

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