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CCTV footage released of man who threatened shop staff

Police have released CCTV footage of a man who tried to rob an off licence in Mansfield.

A man went into Patel's in Park Road, armed with what police believe to have been a gun. It happened at around 9:00pm on Saturday 8 February.

No one was injured. Staff in the shop were threatened but the man left the scene empty handed.

The man is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, and wore grey jogging bottoms, a grey or black hooded jumper and a padded sleeveless jacket. He also wore a scarf over his face.

DC Joanne Leason said: “Although this man’s face is covered, someone might recognise what he’s wearing, his mannerisms or even how he walks. This was a terrifying ordeal for the person who was threatened so if anyone has any information please let us know.”

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Mansfield's Paralympic swimming champion Sam Hynd announces his retirement

Sam Hynd won gold in the S8 400m Freestyle at Beijing 2008 Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

Mansfield's Paralympic champion Sam Hynd has announced his plans to retire from swimming.

Hynd won a gold and bronze at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games and also picked up a bronze medal at the London 2012 Paralympics.

His gold in the S8 400m Freestyle at Beijing 2008 saw him break the world record - which still stands today.

On his retirement, the 22 year-old said:

"I just felt it was time for a change and a new challenge in my life. I have been competing internationally for almost ten years and I knew I needed a new focus.

“I have loved swimming. It has been my life for so long and brought me so much. I have great friends and I have travelled the world and I have some memories that I will never forget.

“Winning gold in Beijing will be something that will stay with me forever."

Sam Hynd and Liz Johnson during the Team GB Olympic Parade in London Credit: Glenn Copus/Evening Standard/PA Wire

Remains of a body have been found in Mansfield

The remains of a body have been discovered at a former garage in Mansfield.

Police were called to Nottingham Road at around 11:00 yesterday morning.

The area has been cordoned off while police investigate and tests will later be carried out to determine sex and identity.

At this stage the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Lloyds Bank to 'foot the bill' for cashpoint giveaway

Lloyds Bank have said customers who wrongly received extra cash at a cashpoint in Mansfield Woodhouse yesterday, will not be made to give the money back.

A photo of the cashpoint, in Mansfield Woodhouse, which gave out free cash yesterday... Credit: ITV Central

A spokesperson for the bank said today that an investigation into what went wrong was ongoing:

"It is unclear how much money is involved but we are aware that incorrect amounts were being dispensed. Customers will not have these taken from their accounts, Lloyds will foot the bill."

The cashpoint has since been closed, but not before up to sixty people started queueing for the machine... Credit: ITV Central

The cashpoint remains out of service.

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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.

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.

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