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Police search for missing 24-year-old from Mansfield

Christine Puhlhofer Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are asking for the public's help in their search for a 24-year-old woman from Mansfield.

Christine Puhlhofer was last seen at around 11pm on Monday 4 May and she has not been heard from since.

She is described as white, around 5ft tall, of slim build, with dark brown shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt and leopard print leggings.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

Mansfield declares itself birthplace of Quaker religion

A new heritage trail will be launched in Mansfield tomorrow as the town declares itself the birthplace of the Quaker religion.

George Fox, the founder of the Quaker religion lived in Mansfield Credit: ITV News Central

Its founder George Fox lived in Mansfield during the 1640s and it is where he started the religion. There are now an estimated 350,000 Quakers worldwide.

There are eight locations in Mansfield with links to the Quaker movement, including the site of the former home of George Fox who founded the Quakers in 1643.

Other buildings still present include the Almhouses, built in 1661 for Quaker families, the Metal Box factory clock tower and St Peter and St Paul's Church, where George Fox recorded having his first 'revelation'.


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

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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