Police in Nottinghamshire are to hold a two-week amnesty for the surrender of guns and ammunition, 10 years after the last amnesty.
The family of a 59-year-old woman from Nottingham who went missing exactly two months ago have renewed their appeal for help finding her.
Nottinghamshire Police has been forced to rename its crime-fighting advent calendar after it received complaints from its own staff.
Music venue Rock City in Nottingham has joined forces with police to tackle violent crime in the city.
It comes after the venue won a Best Bar None award for its work in reducing violence on its premises, providing a safe setting for revellers.
Nottinghamshire Police have now launched its Alliance Against Violence campaign to reduce hate crime, robbery, domestic abuse, and alcohol-fuelled crime.
Detectives who helped put a drug dealer behind bars after he organised a drive-by shooting have welcomed his 11-year sentence.
Declan Madigan, aged 28, of Winthorpe Road, Newark, organised the attack on a house in Aspley - which turned out to be empty - after an argument over drugs.
When police tracked him down, they found cocaine at his house.
Det Insp Lee Young said:
This was a very serious crime which served to terrify the victim. Although the house was empty Madigan could not have known that.
His actions were reckless and spared no thought for any bystanders who may have been in the location around this time.
At no point is there any justification for arming yourself with a gun and the criminal justice system comes down hard on anyone who does.
– DI Lee Young, Nottinghamshire Police
Despite the web of lies Madigan weaved following the incident there was no doubt of his involvement in this shooting nor his involvement in drug dealing.
I am pleased this has resulted in him now serving a considerable amount of time behind bars.
A dealer who organised a drive-by shooting as part of an argument over drugs has been jailed for 11 years.
Declan Madigan, aged 28, from Nottinghamshire, pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with intent to supply, possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life, and to using another person to hide the firearm.
Madigan, of Winthorpe Road, Newark, was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday.
The court heard he organised for shots to be fired at a house in Watford Road, Apsley, after an argument around Madigan's drug dealing.
They were designed to intimidate the resident - who was not in at the time - as Madigan felt they had wronged him.
The shooter fled on a motor scooter, and Madigan persuaded a friend to look after the shotgun. He was tracked down by DNA evidence.
Retired Mansfield police officer, Diederik Coetzee, will be among a number of officers recognised for their achievements at the Nottinghamshire force's annual awards ceremony.
He was known as 'Robocop' because he made so many arrests. He will be presented with a Certificate of Merit for his outstanding contribution.
Seventeen cars have been damaged and broken into in a crime spree overnight in Nottingham.
Sat navs, CDs, wallets and personal documents were stolen from the cars, which were all parked in and around the Aspley and Bells Lane areas.
The thieves targeted cars in Welstead Avenue, Arklow Close, Dulverton Vale, Surbiton Square and Munford Circus.
Insp Gordon Fenwick called the crimes "unacceptable" and appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
"To wake up on a Sunday morning only to find that a window to your vehicle has been smashed and things stolen from inside is a shock," he said.
"The aftermath of having to pay out to get things repaired can drag on for days or weeks – something that the people who did this just don’t care about. It is unacceptable."
Three men have been charged with murder after a man, named by police as 47-year-old Simon John Hay, was found dead in a Nottingham flat.
Callum Dickinson, 23, of Villa Street, Beeston, Karl Anthony Raynor, 32, of Waterloo Road, Beeston, and Christopher Michael Royston, 23, of Whitelands, Cotgrave, are all accused of killing Mr Hay and will appear before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court this morning.
Mr Hay was found dead at a flat in Villa Street, Beeston, at around 5pm on Sunday afternoon.
A senior officer investigating the disappearance of young teenager Ciaran Sweeney has thanked members of the public in helping in the search.
In a statement released today, Ch Insp Paul Winter spoke of his sadness at the discover of the young Top Gear fan's body.
– Ch Insp Paul Winter, Nottinghamshire Police
This is a case that has deeply affected both the Mansfield and the wider Nottinghamshire community.
On behalf of the force I’d like to thank the public for all of their help with the search for Ciaran.
The response to our appeals for information was overwhelming and the sight of so many posters in people’s windows and cars was a clear demonstration of a community united by the desire to find him.
I am only sorry that it has had such a tragic ending.
A police operation around pubs in Nottingham last night resulted in 20 positive drugs tests. The tests included taking swabs from people's hands in three pubs in Mapperley.
Nottinghamshire Police and Gedling Borough Council are taking part in a national week of action around pubs and bars.
Cold case detectives hunting for fresh evidence in the 50-year-old murder of Nottingham pub landlord have vowed to get justice for his family.
George Wilson, aged 41, was stabbed to death 50 years ago today outside the Fox & Grapes in Sneinton, which he ran with wife Betty.
Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon, who is continuing the hunt for George’s murderer, said: "Over the years we have had people calling in with information in relation to George’s murder, but we are still keen to hear from anyone who hasn’t come forward before.
"Those who have previously spoken to the police if they wish to corroborate their accounts or anyone out there who has information which they may previously have thought to be of little relevance is also asked to contact us.
"I would also be keen to hear from anyone who was in the local licensing industry in the 60s, other landlords, or even older residents who still live in the area.
"People do change alliances, and it may be someone you knew many years ago arrived home on 8 September 1963 acting out of character or even gave you information about what had happened.
We need to hear from you, and I would urge you to contact us.
"Fifty years has passed but for George’s children, Margaret and David, so many questions remain unanswered.
"Cases such as this never close, and we remain determined to get justice for George’s family."
The family of murdered pub landlord George Wilson of spoken of their anguish as his killer remains a mystery 50 years after his death.
Nottinghamshire Police have launched a fresh appeal for information about the murder, which took place in an alleyway outside the Fox & Grapes pub which he ran with his wife, Betty.
In a statement released today, George’s daughter Margaret, who was six at the time of the murder, and son David, who was 10, said:
Every time there is an appeal we hope there is going to be something new, or that someone will genuinely come forward and tell the police what happened.
Our mother died in 1997, without ever knowing who did this or why. No motive has ever been established. Over the years Mum was able to talk about what happened to Dad, and she re-lived it a lot.
Whoever did this robbed us of our Dad. We would really like to know who did this for our own peace of mind, even if the offender is dead.
Many years have passed, but if you know who did it, or have any new information, please speak to the police and give us some closure.