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Faulty cashpoint pays out money on demand to public

Customers at a Lloyds Bank branch got an unexpected windfall when a cashpoint started giving out free money.

Up to sixty people began queueing to use the the cash-point after word quickly spread that it was giving out free money...

The hole-in-the-wall in in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, developed a fault yesterday morning that resulted in it spewing out incorrect amounts of cash on demand.

Eye witnesses say that as word got round, up to 60 people were queuing to use the machine.

A customer reported the problem at lunchtime and Lloyds Bank finally closed down the cash point around 3.20pm in the afternoon.

Read: Lloyds Bank to 'foot the bill' for cashpoint giveaway

Man arrested over jewellery shop smash-and-grab raid

A man has been arrested after a smash-and-grab raid at a Nottinghamshire jewellery shop yesterday afternoon.

Two masked raiders used sledgehammers to smash through the window of the Stamp King in Market Street, Mansfield, to snatch jewellery before escaping in a grey BMW estate.

A 36-year-old, from Nottingham, is being questioned over the burglary, which happened shortly before 12.30pm yesterday.

He is also being questioned on suspicion of possessing drugs.


Woman charged with Nottinghamshire man's murder

A woman has been charged with murdering a Nottinghamshire man.

Emiel Blankert, who was 48 and from Mansfield, died on Friday 13 December.

He had been taken to hospital four days earlier.

A post-mortem examination confirmed he suffered serious injuries as a result of a sustained assault to the body.

48-year-old Michelle Swift, from Ladybrook Place in Mansfield, has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Mansfield murder: CCTV released

Police investigating the death of a Mansfield man who died after a 'sustained assault' have released CCTV footage of him, following the attack.

Emiel Blankert died in hospital on the evening of Friday, 13 December.

The footage shows the 48-year-old in the Ladybrook area of Mansfield, near to where he lived, at around 4pm on Monday 9 December.

A 48-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Woman arrested over Mansfield murder

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a Mansfield man.

Emiel Blankert, who was 48, died on Friday 13 December, five days after going to King's Mill Hospital.

A post-mortem examination found he had suffered serious injuries from a sustained assault.

The woman, who is 48, was arrested early this morning.

A 27-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man arrested in connection with Mr Blankert's death last week, are still on bail.


Violent attack victim dies from multiple injuries

A man who was violently assaulted and left with serious injuries has died in hospital.

Emiel Blankert, aged 48, was attacked in the Ladybrook area of Mansfield on Monday. He died on Friday at Kings Mill Hospital.

Detectives investigating his death have released a CCTV picture which they believe shows Mr Blankert some time after the attack.

Emiel Blankert was spotted on CCTV after the violent assault
Emiel Blankert was spotted on CCTV after the violent assault Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

They are appealing for anyone who saw him in the area at around 4pm on Monday to come forward.

Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon said a Home Office post mortem had confirmed he had suffered multiple serious injuries in the "sustained assault".

We believe that Emiel would have had several injuries at the time this camera picked him up.

We are continuing to focus on Emiel’s movements on Monday afternoon in the vicinity of his home in Ladybrook. Officers are conducting house to house enquiries and viewing CCTV of the area.

We know that when Emiel went into The Ladybrook pub in Ladybrook Lane that afternoon around 4pm he had already been attacked.

Please view this image carefully, did you see Emiel that day? If so, we need to hear from you.

Two women, aged 48 and 27, and a 21-year-old man have been arrested over the attack. They have been bailed as investigations continue.

Mansfield murder: three arrested and bailed

Three people have been arrested and bailed in connection with the murder of a man in Mansfield.

Erniel Blankert, 48, died on Friday evening after being admitted to hospital with critical injuries four days earlier.

Two women, aged 48 and 27, and a 21-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

We are focussing our inquiry on Emiel’s movements on Monday afternoon, in the few square miles of his home in Ladybrook.

We know Emiel went The Ladybrook pub in Ladybrook Lane that afternoon.

– Detective Chief Inspector Tony Heydon

Chesterfield v Mansfield disorder: 18 fans charged

The disorder took place at Proact Stadium in September
The disorder took place at Proact Stadium in September Credit: PA Wire

18 men have been charged following disorder at the game between Chestefield FC and Mansfield Town.

A number of incidents took place during and after Mansfield's 1-0 win over their rivals at the Proact Stadium on 28 September.

19 men in total were arrested for public order offences. 18 have been charged while one man received a police caution.

The men are due to appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court in Chesterfield on Monday, December 16.

Adlington speaks about her insecurities following I'm a Celebrity exit

Rebecca Adlington, the double Olympic Gold medal swimmer from Mansfield, is out of the jungle. She was voted off ITV's I'm a Celebrity last night after 19 days.

Her first request was a cup of coffee. At times in the jungle it was extremely tough for the champion athlete who revealed her insecurities about her own body image.

Rebecca was pleased to be out of the jungle and this morning she spoke to Daybreak.

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