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Police hunt after woman sexually assaulted yesterday

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Mansfield Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted as she walked in Forest Town in Mansfield, in the early hours of Sunday.

At 2.30am, the woman was approached from behind by a man in Main Avenue. She was dragged into an alley and sexually assaulted.

The victim had been out with her friends in the town centre, and she had walked along Bath Lane, Ravensdale Road, Sherwood Hall Road, Clipstone Road West and onto Main Avenue towards Forest Town.

Her attacker - who has an eastern European accent - fled the scene on foot in the direction of Clipstone Road West. He was wearing a short grey coat with reflective strips on his back.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the man or his victim on Sunday morning to come forward with information.

“Thankfully, these kinds of attacks by strangers are rare and we will be thoroughly investigating to help identify the man responsible, as well as continuing to support the victim and increasing our patrols in the area to reassure residents.”

– Temporary Detective Inspector Rich Monk

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Funeral of Alvin Stardust to take place in Swansea

The funeral of Mansfield singer Alvin Stardust will be held in Swansea today.

Alvin Stardust will be given his send off in Swansea today Credit: PA

The 72-year-old, who is best remembered for his hit song 'My Coo-Ca-Choo', lost his battle to prostate cancer on 23 October.

His funeral will be held at St Thomas Church, where he married his third wife Julie Paton.

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CCTV: Police look for man after Mansfield assault

Police want to speak to a man in connection with an assault outside a pub in Market Square in Mansfield last month.

Officers have released an image of the person they are looking for, who is described as a 5ft 10in stocky man with short brown hair.

He is believed to be between 25 and 30 years old.

A CCTV image of the man officers are looking for in connection with an assault in Mansfield Credit: Nottinghamshire Police
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Couple made more than £280,000 from parents' murders

A woman and her husband who murdered her elderly parents and buried them in a back garden in Mansfield made £286,285 from their deaths.

Susan and Christopher Edwards shot her parents in the back Credit: ITV Calendar

Susan Edwards and her husband Christopher are serving life sentences after being convicted in June this year of murdering William and Patricia Wycherley in May 1998.

For the next 15 years the Edwards’ misled authorities and relatives into thinking they were still alive.

Wycherley couple were killed and buried in their garden in 1998 Credit: ITV Calendar

The pair had also pleaded guilty to obstructing the Coroner by burying the Wycherleys, as well as the theft of a credit balance.

At a hearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday, the pair were ordered to pay back as much as they could of their accumulated profits.

Following a subsequent financial investigation by Nottinghamshire Police the Edwards’ were found to have stolen £40,579.87 from the Wycherley’s two bank accounts, just days after the murder. They redirected benefit payments, as well as state pensions and private pensions, to a new account in Susan and Patricia’s names and continued to collect over the next 14 years.

Evidence was also obtained to show that credit cards and loan agreements had been taken out in the name of Patricia. They also made nearly £67,000 from the sale of the Wycherleys’ home in 2005.

On arrest Christopher had just £17.16 in his bank accounts. The joint account set up in the name of Susan and Patricia contained £8,797.62. The pair also had £2,939-worth of memorabilia, mostly relating to Frank Sinatra and Gary Cooper in their suitcases when they were arrested off a train from Lille in France.

They will be expected to pay the remaining £274,531.26 as and when they can.

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Head's Tales: A week in the life of a primary headteacher - part two

In the second part of our special series, "Head's Tales", we find out how Mansfield Primary School Headteacher Sarah Moore tries to get the best out of her pupils.

ITV News Central cameras have been given unprecedented access to film Sarah at work in Oak Tree Primary in Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.

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