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Pensioner stable in hospital after River Trent rescue

Police say an elderly man who was pulled from the River Trent in Newark yesterday is now in a stable condition in hospital.

He was pulled from the water by a member of the public at 5.30pm on Saturday evening, and airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.

His health has now stabilised and officers say the man's relatives have been notified about the incident.

The went on to say they do not believe any crime was committed, and have thanked those who helped save the man from the river.

Man rescued from River Trent critical in hospital

Man was rescued from the River Trent near Newark Castle at 5:30pm on Saturday Credit: ITV News Central

An elderly man remains in a critical condition in hospital after he was rescued from the River Trent in Newark yesterday.

The OAP was pulled from the water by a member of the public near Newark Castle at 5.30pm, and he was then airlifted to hospital in Lincoln.

It's not yet known how the man came to be in the water, and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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Police seek witnesses of OAP's River Trent ordeal

Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen how an OAP came to be in the River Trent in Newark this evening.

The elderly man was rescued from the water near Newark Castle shortly after 5:30pm. He was airlifted to Lincoln Hospital where he's now in a critical condition.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on the 101 phone number, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Pensioner critical after rescue from River Trent

A pensioner is in a critical condition after being pulled from a river by a passer-by.

The man was airlifted to a hospital in Lincoln after being rescued from the River Trent near Newark Castle at about 5.30pm today.

Nottinghamshire Police are carrying out inquiries into the circumstances surrounding how the man came to be in the water and are appealing for witnesses to contact officers on 101.

'We're not giving up' says Free School manager

After the Department for Education rejected plans for a new Free School in Newark, project manager Tony Henton, says it will not put an end to their efforts:

We're not giving up. We're going out this weekend to try and recruit that extra 25 people we need so we can go back to the government... Ultimately we haven't met the target that was set and now we have to go and meet it... It's still true that parents of 800 children in Newark would rather send their children to school outside Newark. We want to change that.

– Newark Free School's project manager Tony Henton

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Decision on new Free School in Newark delayed

by Michael Sibert

A decision on whether a new Free School can be built in Newark has been delayed.

Trustees from the proposed Newark School of Enterprise have been told by the Department for Education that they will find out in the next two weeks if funding has been granted.

The principal designate Andrew Cutts-McKay told ITV News last week that the school would open in September with at least 75 year 7 pupils.

They would be in temporary classrooms initially while a new building is erected on Fernwood Business Park.

Newark crash death: three arrested

Police have arrested three people following the death of a man in a car crash in Newark.

The 25-year-old man was fatally injured when his vehicle was involved in a fatal collision.

Two women, aged 22 and 19, and a man aged 20, who are suspected to also have been involved in the incident have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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