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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.

Woman in serious condition after hit-and-run

Nottinghamshire Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police in Nottingham are looking for the driver of a black BMW car, after a woman in her twenties was seriously injured in a collision on Friday.

The incident happened at around 4.30pm yesterday, when a black BMW with silver alloy wheels hit a woman on Ilkeston Road in Radford.

The woman was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre, where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

A passenger-side wing-mirror was found at the scene after the collision and Police believe the car will also have damage to its front end.

Nottinghamshire and West Midlands police to appeal against retirement ruling

Nottinghamshire Police says it will appeal against an employment tribunal that ruled the force’s use of regulation A19 to require officers with more than 30 years’ pensionable service to retire was unlawful.

The force has lodged an appeal along with four other forces including West Midlands Police. The forces were told their use of A19 breached age discrimination laws.

The ruling was made three weeks ago and gave the five forces involved 42 days to lodge an appeal.

The five forces say they have taken legal advice and have been advised that they have grounds for an appeal.

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