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Thieves steal rings from pensioner's fingers in Derby

The thieves stole the victim's wedding and engagement rings from her fingers Credit: PA

Police are searching for thieves who stole a pensioner’s wedding and engagement rings from her fingers while they distracted her in the street.

The 88-year-old victim was walking along back Back Sitwell Street when two women approached her sometime between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Saturday.

They handed her two necklaces and asked her for money. When she refused, they took the rings from her fingers and left.

One ring is a plain gold wedding band while one is a gold band with a ruby. The third ring is gold, wishbone shaped and features a sapphire.

The victim did not get a good look at the women and could only recall that one of them was wearing a hat.

Anyone with information should call DC Paul Adkin on 101, quoting crime reference number 5640/16, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Jury retires to consider Langley Mill fire verdict

Three people died in the fire Credit: ITV News Central

The jury in the trial of three men accused of starting a fire in which a mother, her 6-month old baby daughter, and a teenage boy died, has retired to consider its verdict.

17 year old Amy Smith, her daughter Ruby-Grace Gaunt & 17 year old Edward Green died in the blaze at a flat on North Street at Langley Mill in Derbyshire in June last year.

Pete Eyre & his two sons Anthony & Simon Eyre are charged with murder. All three deny the charges.

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Concert held in Derby to remember stabbing victim

Tom Webb Credit: ITV News Central

A concert took place in Derby last night in memory of 22-year-old Tom Webb who was stabbed to death in the city centre at the end of January.

Tom, who was from Alvaston, suffered a fatal stab wound after an alleged fight near the Costa coffee shop on St Peter's Street on January 19.

His friends organised the event to help cover the cost of his funeral.

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