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Man admits knocking man to ground with single punch in Nottingham

A 29-year-old man has admitted knocking a man to the ground with a single punch outside a Nottingham bar.

Ricky Scott, of Albany Road, Nottingham, was caught on CCTV running up to another man and punching him violently in what officers called a "brutal attack".

The victim then appears to lie unconscious after hitting his head on the pavement in the early hours of March 1 outside the Bamboo Bar in Stoney Street, Nottingham.

Nottinghamshire Police circulated the shocking footage at the time in a bid to trace Scott after he left the victim with a fractured skull and jaw.

He appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday where he admitted the charge of wounding and will be sentenced at a later date.

Censored footage of the attack can be seen below. Video from Nottinghamshire Police.

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Police appeal for help in finding teenage boy missing for twelve days

Ethan Austin has been missing for twelve days Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Officers searching for a teenage boy who has been missing for 12 days are asking for the public’s help finding him.

Ethan Austin, 15, from Clifton, is described as 5ft 4ins tall, with blonde hair, green eyes and glasses. He was last seen wearing a dark coloured track suit.

There have been sightings of Ethan reported in the Clifton area, as well as in Radford.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of Ethan Austin Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

People may have taken in missing Nottingham woman

Gloris Smith has been missing since October last year Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

The family of a woman who has been missing from her home in Nottinghamshire for more than four months say they think someone may have taken her in, not realising her family are looking for her.

50-year-old Gloris Smith left her home in Nuthall on 22nd October. Her family are appealing to anyone who might know where she is to get in touch. There was a sighting in Nottingham around Christmas time, but nothing since.

£20,000 reward for information in taxi driver murder

Taxi driver Ethsham Ghafoor was shot in the head in an 'execution style' killing in 1994. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A twenty-thousand pound reward is being offered for new information about the murder of a taxi driver shot dead 20 years ago today.

Ethsham Ghafoor was shot in the head in what police describe as an "execution-style" killling at Gedling in Nottingham in 1994.

Today police and family will make a new appeal for anyone who has information about the killing.

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Nottinghamshire police referred to police watchdog

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been called in to investigate the care of a man who suffered facial injuries whilst in custody at Mansfield police station.

Nottinghamshire Police have referred a complaint from the man's family to the IPCC. He had been arrested in Mansfield in July and taken to the custody suite. He was then found to have self-inflicted facial injuries that have left him blind in one eye.

Nottinghamshire Police insists saving plans are in place

Nottinghamshire Police insist plans are in place to save £8.2 million over the next two years.

The Police inspectorate, HMIC, has told the force it must press ahead with its saving plans.

Nottinghamshire Police needs to save over £8 million Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Inspectors found the force needs to overhaul the way it operates and cut staff to meet its savings target.

In a statement Nottinghamshire Police said it is "confident robust plans are in place to protect the Force's financial future." It said a plan had now been agreed and "it will start to be implemented in the coming months."

HMIC: Nottinghamshire Police must press ahead with saving plan

The Police inspectorate, HMIC, says Nottinghamshire Police must press ahead with its plan to save £8.2 million over the next two years.

Inspectors found the force needs to overhaul the way it operates and cut staff to meet its savings target.

Zoe Billingham from HMIC says the force needs to make "fairly significant cuts".

Appeal to find stolen diamond engagement ring

The 14 carat white gold ring features a one carat square diamond, known as a princess cut, with two smaller round diamonds next to it. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are appealing to trace this one carat diamond engagement ring which was stolen from a house in Basford in Nottingham.

It was taken, along with a MacBook Pro and an Acer laptop, from a house in Lansdowne Road, Basford.

It happened between 9.30pm on Monday 7 July and 1.25am on Tuesday 8 July 2014 when intruders forced their way in through the rear of the house.

The 14 carat white gold ring features a one carat square diamond, known as a princess cut, with two smaller round diamonds next to it. It has a sparkly thin band and is altogether quite an unusual design.

If someone has tried to sell you this ring, or you know of its whereabouts, contact police or call Crimestoppers anonymously.

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