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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.


Police look for missing 78-year-old man from Gedling

Geoffrey Bird has been missing since Friday Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for help finding a missing 78-year-old man from Gedling.

Geoffrey Bird, of Newton Road, was last seen at Colwick Park at around 3pm on Friday June 27th and has not returned home since.

He is white, around 5'8", with grey hair and wears large dark rimmed glasses.

The charity Mind say pensioner's death is 'tragic but rare'

A mental health charity has described the death of a pensioner killed by his schizophrenic grandson as tragic but incredibly rare.

Earlier today the coroner at his inquest recorded a verdict of unlawful killing.

The social care team were criticised for failing to assess William Barnard's mental state before he killed the 84-year-old at his home in Stapleford in Nottinghamshire.

This was undoubtedly a tragic incident with fatal consequences but it’s important to recognise that such cases are incredibly rare. More than half a million people live with severe mental health problems such as schizophrenia, but people with mental health problems are extremely unlikely to be dangerous."

– Mental Health charity Mind

Pensioner was fighting to get help for schizophrenic grandson who killed him

The mother of a man suffering from schizophrenia who stabbed his Grandfather to death says he'd been fighting to get him help.

81-year-old John McGrath was killed by William Barnard in July 2009 at his Grandfather's home in Stapleford in Nottinghamshire.

Barnard also injured his 84 year old grandmother Mabel.

Kathleen Barnard said her father always wanted Will to get better:

NHS apologises following death of man killed by schizophrenic grandson

The NHS have apologised for failings that led to the death of a man who was repeatedly stabbed by his grandson.

34-year-old William Barnard, who has schizophrenia, killed 81-year-old John McGrath at his home in Stapleford in Nottinghamshire.

Prior to the inquest the Trust had completed its own internal investigation in 2010 and commissioned a further external independent review of William Barnard’s care. We have previously acknowledged the failings that occurred in our services in 2009 but would like to reassure members of the public that significant changes have been made in the intervening five years..

We have listened carefully to the Coroner’s conclusion and note that the Coroner has acknowledged that the Trust has implemented significant changes over the past five years. We hope that this inquest has helped answer any remaining questions that the family has and brings them some closure.

– Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust statement
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