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Calls for action over man arrested after fighting IS

Supporters of a man who left Britain to go and fight the so-called Islamic State, are calling for all criminal proceedings against him to be dropped.

Aiden Aslin, from Newark in Nottinghamshire, flew out to Syria last year to go and fight alongside Kurdish forces.

He was arrested when he returned to the UK last month.

Today campaigners held a demonstration, demanding he face no further action.

Phil Brewster reports:

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Protest over charges against Syria fighter from Newark

Aidan Aslin Credit: ITV News Central

A demonstration will be staged later today by campaigners calling for the authorities to drop criminal proceedings against a man from Newark who fought against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

22-year-old Aidan Aslin was fighting alongside Kurdish forces last year.

He was arrested upon his return to the UK in February, but campaigners are calling for him to be released from bail and to face no further action.

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Woman missing from Newark may be in Cleethorpes

Molly Edge hasn't been seen since 11 February Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police believe that a woman missing from Newark might be in Lincolnshire.

Molly Edge has not been seen since 12.10pm on 11 February 2016 in the area of Farndon Road, Newark. She was believed to be making a shopping trip to Newark Town Centre and also has contacts in the area of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.

Officers understand that Molly requires medication and are worried that she may not have this with her.

Molly is described as white and of medium build. She has very short shaved, mousy brown hair. She was last seen wearing a blue denim jacket, a grey jumper with motif ‘BIRCOTES’ written across the front, blue denim jeans and blue shoes.

Man has part of ear bitten off in Newark pub

The incident happened on the early hours of Sunday Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man had part of his ear bitten off in a pub in Newark.

Officers were called to the White Hart in Market Placein Newark, at about 2.30am on Sunday.

He also suffered an injury to his shoulder in the incident which happened on the pub’s dancefloor.

He was taken to Lincoln County Hospital and has since been discharged.

Officers investigating the attack are urging anyone who saw anything to call 101.

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Weekend Picks: The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide

The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic: Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th January (Newark Showground, Newark)

Credit: James Whitham/Mortons Media Group

Kickstarting the motorcycling year, the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic returns for the fifth time. There’ll be over a hundred trade stands at the Newark Showground for the two-day exhibition this weekend.

Visitors will get the chance to see displays of restored and maintained classic machines of various makes, models and eras.

For prices, times and more information visit: www.classicbikeshows.com/event/the-carole-nash-classic-bike-guide-winter-classic-2/

Crews leave scene of Nottinghamshire fire

Crews have now left the scene of a factory fire in Nottinghamshire, after being called at around 2.30am this morning.

The building was completely destroyed in the fire.

Bilsthorpe factory fire scaled down

A fire at a disused factory in Bilsthorpe has been scaled down.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said three crews remain at the scene. Kirklington Road is still closed to traffic.

Firefighters tackling large Nottinghamshire fire

Firefighters are tackling a large fire at a disused factory in Nottinghamshire.

Six fire crews have been at Belle Eau Park in Bilsthorpe since the early hours.

Kirklington Road is closed and local diversions are in place. Residents have been advised to keep doors and windows closed.

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