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Police officers injured responding to 999 call

Police officers injured responding to 999 call Credit: PA

Two police officers were injured last night when they were responding to a 999 call in West Bridgford.

The unmarked police car, which was sounding its siren and flashing its lights at the time, collided with a car in Radcliffe Road at around 11pm.

The two officers received minor injuries but didn't need hospital treatment. The driver of the other car, who was 44, was taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre with minor injuries but was later discharged.

The road was closed until around 3am while the cars were removed.


Police officer one of 17 given special awards

Sergeant Heather Sutton, 27, received her award after hauling a drowning woman 50m to safety. Credit: Nottingham Police

Sergeant Heather Sutton, who was commended for saving a drowning woman in June 2013, was one of 17 police officers handed similar awards at a ceremony earlier this week.

17 police officers, along with members of the public, were presented with awards at last night's ceremony. Credit: Nottingham Police

Nottinghamshire Police held the awards ceremony on Wednesday night, recognising acts of bravery for both officers in the line of duty and members of the public.

Officer Sutton has said she was 'just doing her job' after receiving her award. Credit: Nottingham Police

After the awards, Chief Constable Chris Eire said:

"Events like this are a fitting tribute to honour the extraordinary efforts made by police officers, staff, specials, volunteers and members of the public...

... We are able to acknowledge their dedication and long service as well as the courage, professionalism and commitment shown in exceptional circumstances. They all deserve our thanks, praise and admiration."

Police Officer says 'it's just our job' after heroic rescue

A Police Officer who saved a woman from drowning in the River Trent in Nottingham last year, has spoken of her appreciation after being commended for her bravery.

Sergeant Heather Sutton, said:

The lady was struggling and her head kept going underwater – you could say she was drowning. The fire service were preparing their rescue, but I made the call to go in first. I know from experience that it takes time for them to get their ladders together...

... I didn’t think we could wait any longer – she was sinking and was clearly extremely tired. I didn’t feel like I could stand at the bank and watch her drown. She was really quite scared...

... My team were great. It’s our job to save lives and it’s really nice to be appreciated for that.

Sergeant Heather Sutton fought against a strong current to drag the woman to safety.


Police Officer commended after hauling drowning woman 50m to safety

A female Police Officer who hauled a drowning woman 50m to safety, has received a commendation from Nottingham Police for her bravery in the line of duty.

A view of the River Trent, from Victoria Embankment, near to where the rescue took place. Credit: Rowan Staszkiewicz/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Sergeant Heather Sutton, from St Ann's Police Station, spotted the woman in trouble in the middle of the River Trent, on June 4th 2013.

The 27-year-old was filmed by a passer-by, as she selflessly grabbed hold of the woman and dragged her to shore after diving in.

You can see the video in full at The Nottingham Post website.

Thieves steal pet turtle during house burglary

Library photo of a yellow-bellied turtle Credit: PA

Thieves have stolen a yellow-bellied turtle during a house burglary in Forest Town in Nottinghamshire.

The pet was taken when thieves ransacked its owners home on Rushpool Close sometime between 5.30pm on Sunday 12 January and 8.45am on Monday 13 January 2014.

A small safe containing jewellery, rings, money and a watch were also taken in the raid. The rings included a platinum gold engagement ring with a white diamond, and a platinum gold ring with cluster of diamonds as well as a ring bearing the name MUM set with black stones.

Detective Constable Andre Bak said

"A turtle is an unusual item to steal and one that might raise a few eyebrows should the offender try to sell it. “We are asking anyone who saw the burglary or anything unusual in the area around this time to get in touch with us or Crimestoppers."

Anyone with information is being urged to ring Nottinghamshire Police on the 101 number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Nottingham man arrested after Cinderhill robbery

A man has today been arrested after a security guard was attacked and robbed of a restaurant's takings.

The security worker was carrying cash from the Beefeater restaurant in Millenium Way, Cinderhill, Nottinghamshire at around 10am yesterday when he was attacked by two masked men.

A 26 year old man, from Aspley in Nottingham, was arrested this morning in connection with the incident.

The attackers were described as two white, athletic men, wearing matching black tops and balaclavas at the time of the attack. They escaped in a small black car.

Notts Police officer charged with sexual misconduct

Nottinghamshire Police force logo Credit: PA

A serving police officer for the Nottinghamshire force has been charged with six counts of misconduct in a public office.

It's alleged PC Chris Young, 46, committed sexual misconduct against six women between 2003 and 2012.

The officer was last based at Hucknall and previously worked from Worksop.

Nottinghamshire Police say the officer has been suspended and bailed, and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on January 21.

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