The family of an 81 year old man who was stabbed to death by his grandson have released a tribute to John McGrath - describing him as a guiding light in their lives.
The grandfather was killed by William Barnard in July 2009 at his home in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire. Barnard also injured his 84 year old grandmother Mabel.
The family said:
"He was a tremendous guiding light in our lives and we are extremely proud of him. He was someone whom we all deeply loved and admired we were blessed to be able to say he was our Dad.
"His influence on us and our families was immense and the loss has left a great void in our lives and the rawness and our grief even after 5 years is still as strong.
"What has compounded our grief is the fact that we have to watch our mum dealing with her grief; she is tortured daily by the flashbacks of that day and having to somehow carry on without her husband, the man who was her reason for living.
"She wishes she hadn’t survived and that she had gone with him. It will take a very long time for our grief to pass, if indeed it ever does."
Please be careful on the roads. Very heavy rain in parts of Notts at the moment.
Nottinghamshire Police are urging motorists to take care as heavy rain is falling across the county and the East Midlands this lunchtime.
Police investigating the murder of a 22-year-old from Poland have re-arrested a man following 'fresh evidence'.
Bogdan Nawrocki had been living in Ratford before he was last seen on Sunday 5 January 2014.
Officers have carried out a large scale search operation but his body has not been found.
Police have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was beaten and stabbed in Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire.
The 31-year-old victim was attacked in a flat in Westbourne Road at around 9pm on Wednesday 14 May.
He was taken to King’s Mill Hospital with serious injuries before being transferred to a hospital in Derbyshire for further treatment. He has now been discharged.
The suspects, aged 26 and 23, were arrested in Clipstone yesterday. A 26-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. All remain in police custody for questioning this morning.
In an effort to save a further £12.7m - on top of the £42m already saved - Nottinghamshire Police are planning to close a number of stations and front-counters.
Police stations set to close:
Public-facing front-counters set to close:
- Oxclose Lane
- St Ann's
Officers from the Meadows are set to be re-located to Riverside station, whilst those based at Sneinton Police Station would move to St Ann's.
Nine other front-counters will also remain open throughout the city.
Nottinghamshire Police are planning to close a number of police stations in order to save money. Stations in Sneinton and the Meadows are at risk.
Staff would be re-located elsewhere, as the force needs to save £12.7million over the next 12 months.
Nottinghamshire police has announced it is going to hold a public consultation about closing a number of police stations in order to save money. It says it is thinking of closing police stations in Sneiton and the Meadows and relocating staff elsewhere.
Nottinghamshire Police needs to save £12.7 million over the next 12 months.
Police have closed off Lyndhurst Road in Sneinton in Nottingham following the death of a man found in the back of a bin lorry.
Officers were called to the lorry which was parked outside a Dental Practice at 5:10am. Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.
Death of a man in Sneinton Dale this morning is not being treated as suspicious at this stage. http://t.co/6dME6tQA4M
Police in Nottingham say they're not treating the death of a man found in the back of a dustbin lorry this morning as suspicious.
Officers were called to Lyndhurst Road in Sneinton Dale shortly after 5:10am, after reports a man was in the back of the vehicle.
He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre where he later died. Lyndhurst Road has been closed while investigations are taking place.