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Police investigate after man's body is found

Police in Derbyshire are investigating the discovery of a man's body in Heanor.

Officers say the body was found on Christmas Day yesterday before 9pm near the entrance to Heanor Memorial Park on Ilkeston Road.

They say the man appears to be in his late teens or early twenties and is of Far Eastern appearance, but as yet his identity is not confirmed.

Suspects hunted for 'series of criminal damage attacks'

Two men and a woman who went on a rampage through a Derbyshire town are being hunted by police.

The trio were travelling in a white transit van which smashed into another vehicle in Ray Street, Heanor, before driving off.

They then abandoned the van on Midland Road and approached a white Peugeot 208 in the car park of Tesco in the High Street, smashing the windscreen with a broken bollard.

The three suspects then went into the Market Hotel and allegedly threatened customers.

Anyone with information on the trio is asked to speak to Derbyshire Police.


Parents to collect degree of daughter killed in cliff collapse

Charlotte Blackman was a student at the University of Derby and died when a cliff collapsed on a beach in Dorset last July Credit: Family photo

The parents of a woman killed in a landslide will collect her first class honours degree today.

Charlotte Blackman was a student at the University of Derby and died when a cliff collapsed on a beach in Dorset last July.

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Bench memorial for landslide victim Charlotte Blackman

The family of the Dorset landslide victim, Charlotte Blackman, will shortly unveil a bench in her memory.

Charlotte, from Heanor in Derbyshire, died two months ago while holidaying on the Dorset coast. Her family have travelled from their home to the Freshwater Holiday Park at Burton Bradstock.

The bench in memory of Charlotte Blackman Credit: ITV
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Funeral of landslide victim, full report

Today hundreds of people turned out to pay their respects at the funeral of 22-year-old Derbyshire woman Charlotte Blackman who was killed in a landslide.

The tragedy struck when Charlotte was on holiday with her family and boyfriends in Dorset, as they walked along the beach.

The landslide which sent 400-tonnes of rocks falling onto the beach happened on Tuesday 24th July, the record levels of rain fall, followed by soaring temperatures is thought to be the reason for the cliff giving way.

During the service, her family described her as a beautiful young lady who will be sadly missed.

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