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Man jailed for attacking woman with crowbar

A man has been jailed for more than six years after he attacked a woman with a crowbar.

Paul Atkinson was sentenced to six-and-a-half years after admitting the crime, which happened at his home in Station Street, Ashbourne, on February 28.

He was found not guilty of attempted murder.

Atkinson called police that afternoon to report he had struck a woman over the head with a crow bar. The 58-year-old suffered four head wounds which required stitches.

Police release photo after man punched and kicked

Police release image after man punched and kicked Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police have released a photo of a man and woman they would like to speak to after a man was attacked in Derby.

At around 2.15am on Saturday, May 14, a 47-year-old man was walking along Friar Gate when he was approached by a man and a woman.

An argument broke out and the man punched the victim before around four other people joined in. The man fell to the floor where he was punched and kicked.

The victim later attended hospital where he was treated for a broken arm.


Derby teen missing for four days

Sandra Gazikova Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police are searching for a missing teen who has not been seen by her family for four days.

Sandra Gazikova (16) left her home in Normanton, in Derby, at around 8pm on Saturday, May 14, telling her family she would be back soon.

Sandra is described as 5ft 6ins tall, slim and with dark brown, shoulder-length hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, blue trainers, a black leather jacket and red head band.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 194 of May 15.

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Two killed in Snake Pass accident

Two people have been killed and five seriously injured in a five-vehicle crash on the A57 Snake Pass in Derbyshire.

Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It happened just before 10 o clock last night - police say a black BMW was seen driving erratically in the area prior to the accident and are appealing for witnesses. The road has now re-opened.

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Weekend Picks: Food Fair

Food and Drink Fair: Sat 14th - Sun 15th May (Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire)

Cookery demonstrations will take place this weekend at the Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair Credit: Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair

Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair will be held in the Kedleston Hall this weekend.

There’ll be local producers, cookery demonstrations, an onsite bar and live music to keep visitors entertained.

On the Sunday ITV’s resident chef on Lorraine, John Whaite, will be providing demonstrations.

“It will be the perfect start to summer, where families & friends can come along and enjoy produce and catering from around the County and beyond.”

– Alan Cartwright, Organizer

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