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Police appeal after New Year's Eve assault

Police would like to speak to the man pictured in connection with an assault Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing to the public for help in recognising the two men pictured.

Police want to speak to the males in connection with an assault that took place on New Year's Eve at the McDonalds in Lower Parliament Street.

If you recognise them or think you can help, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police would like to speak to the man pictured in connection with an assault Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

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Police appeal for help in identifying man

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police would like to speak to the man pictured, as they believe he may have vital information which could assist an on-going investigation into a case of perverting the course of justice.

If anybody recognises the man in the picture, which was taken in a shop in Haydn Road, New Basford, in November 2015, they should telephone Nottinghamshire Police on 101 and ask to speak to DC Simon Harrison.

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal for woman caught on CCTV

Do you recognise this woman? Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for information on a woman caught on CCTV.

They wish to speak to her in connection with a theft of a phone at the Barclays store in Station Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, on 10 November 2015.

If you recognise her or think you can help, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 398 of 16 November.

Nottinghamshire Police appeal for missing girl

16-year-old Rebecca Smith Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police are asking the public to look out for a missing teenager from Wollaton who has not been seen or heard from since 9 December 2015.

Officers are concerned for the welfare and well-being of 16-year-old Rebecca Smith, who is diabetic and does not have access to her insulin.

She went missing last week but was found on 4 December 2015.

Rebecca is white, of a proportionate build and 5ft 5in tall, with long brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a black parker coat with grey fur around the hood, along with denim jeans and grey trainers.

If you see Rebecca or have any knowledge where she might be please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 710 of 10 December.

Nottinghamshire police issue appeal after Eastwood robbery

Nottinghamshire Police were called at about 5.15pm yesterday after a man entered a travel agents and demanded cash.

He forced staff to open the rear doors to allow three further men to gain access.

The men threatened workers with a suspected weapon concealed in a bag before making off with money and a Michael Kors handbag which belonged to one of the victims.

Nottingham Road in Eastwood is where the robbery happened Credit: Google Maps

The man who entered via the front door is described as average build and about 5 ft 7’’ tall. He was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, a dark top with a body warmer and was carrying a black and white carrier bag.

The other men are described as being between 5ft 5ins and 6ft tall.

They were wearing black clothing and had hoods tied around their faces.

They spoke with what is thought to be a local accent.

If you have any information or saw the robbery please call 101 referencing incident 609 of 27 November.

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Robber who 'terrorised' Mansfield businesses jailed

Jamie Lakin has been jailed for seventeen years Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A man who robbed businesses in Mansfield in July of this year to pay off a drugs debt has been jailed for seventeen years.

Jamie Lakin, 39, of no fixed address, carried out robberies at businesses in the town between 8 July 2015 and 24 July 2015 to pay off a drugs debt.

On the first occasion, he walked into One Stop Shop on Birding Street armed with a kitchen knife and demanded that staff on the till put money into a bag. He left with £90 in cash.

He then targeted Sainsburys Local on Westfield Lane, demanding money whilst holding a red screwdriver and telling the member of staff: “I’m sorry. I don’t want to hurt you.” He grabbed some £20 notes from the till before walking out of the shop.

He went on to rob the Shell petrol station in Leeming Lane and Ladbrokes on Ladybrook Lane.

Whilst trying to rob Ladbrokes armed with a gun and a stick, Lakin was told there was no money in the tills. He then started to climb over the counter and attack the member of staff with a broom handle, striking so hard the stick broke.

He only fled when the member of staff made a grab for his mask, pulling it free. Lakin ran from the shop attempting to cover his face with his arm.

Lakin was arrested shortly afterwards and made admissions in his police interview, expressing remorse for his actions. He told detectives he had committed the robberies to pay off a £4,500 drugs debt.

In court, Lakin admitted three robberies and one attempted robbery. He also admitted possession of an imitation firearm. Six non-dwelling burglaries were also taken into consideration when sentencing.

“Lakin’s month-long crime spree caused great fear in the Mansfield community, not least among the town’s shopworkers.

“Lakin would typically enter a shop late at night looking to profit from scaring and intimidating staff, often women working alone, who showed remarkable composure and bravery when faced with a masked man with a weapon.

“We hope this strong sentence sends out a positive message that we will bring any such person who thinks they can use weapons to terrify people and steal cash that they will be caught and held accountable for their actions.”

– Detective Constable Neil Allsop

Gran hailed a hero after fighting off robbers with stick

A grandma and shopkeeper from Nottingham is being labelled a hero after chasing two armed robbers out of her shop with a stick.

Rasham Gill and her husband Sharinder were both on the shopfloor when three young men entered their shop Sherghill Stores in Arnold.

The men, believed to be in their late teens, were wearing 'Scream' masks and two of them were armed with knives.

They demanded money from the couple, but fled empty-handed after Rasham grabbed a stick and hit one of them on the hand.

Police appeal for information over missing Worksop teenager

Roxanne Wilcox was last seen at Doncaster train station Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing 16-year-old girl from Worksop and appealing for information from anyone who may have seen her.

Roxanne Wilcox was last seen at Doncaster train station at about 3.30pm on 2 September.

She was due to be picked up at the same station later that day but never showed up.

Roxanne is from Worksop Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Roxanne is described as 5ft 5ins tall, with long, red hair which has been dyed purple and a nose piercing. She was wearing black leggings, a black t-shirt with a picture of gold trainers on the front and a black, zip up jacket.

Nottinghamshire Police to discuss cuts to force

The Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Panel will meet later to discuss cuts to the force in the county.

A PCSO is a uniformed civilian member of police support staff Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Last week the Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping confirmed a decision is imminent on the number of Police and Community Support Officers in the county who will be made redundant. It follows a consultation in June.

He said the reduction in staff numbers, including PCSOs, are because of the tough economic climate and the promise of further cuts to come.

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