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Police hunt after woman sexually assaulted yesterday

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Mansfield Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted as she walked in Forest Town in Mansfield, in the early hours of Sunday.

At 2.30am, the woman was approached from behind by a man in Main Avenue. She was dragged into an alley and sexually assaulted.

The victim had been out with her friends in the town centre, and she had walked along Bath Lane, Ravensdale Road, Sherwood Hall Road, Clipstone Road West and onto Main Avenue towards Forest Town.

Her attacker - who has an eastern European accent - fled the scene on foot in the direction of Clipstone Road West. He was wearing a short grey coat with reflective strips on his back.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the man or his victim on Sunday morning to come forward with information.

“Thankfully, these kinds of attacks by strangers are rare and we will be thoroughly investigating to help identify the man responsible, as well as continuing to support the victim and increasing our patrols in the area to reassure residents.”

– Temporary Detective Inspector Rich Monk

Local celebs join Matt in Text Santa bag pack

Matt Teale was joined by local celebrities in his quest to raise funds for Text Santa today Credit: ITV News Central

Matt Teale was joined by local celebrities in his quest to raise funds for Text Santa today.

Matt's helping out at a supermarket in Gamston today, and he's being ably assisted by a troupe of merry elves.

He's joined by Miss Nottingham, Rachel Cadman, and actor Sam Attwater. Sam's appeared in Dancing on Ice and now he's taking to the stage in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at Nottingham's Theatre Royal.

Children from Rushcliffe School and Lady Bay Primary School are also hard at work to raise money for Text Santa's six chosen charities: Teenage Cancer Trust, Guide Dogs, WellChild, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Alzheimer's Society and Together for Short Lives.

Children from Rushcliffe school and Ladybay School are also working hard to raise money for Text Santa Credit: ITV News Central

He's joined by Miss Nottingham, Rachel Cadman, and actor Sam Attwater. Sam's appeared in Dancing on Ice and now he's taking to the stage in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at Nottingham's Theatre Royal.

Children from Rushcliffe School and Lady Bay Primary School are also hard at work to raise money for Text Santa's six chosen charities: Teenage Cancer Trust, Guide Dogs, WellChild, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Alzheimer's Society and Together for Short Lives.

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Nottinghamshire County Council video calls on teenagers to check before crossing the road

A hard-hitting video which aims to make teenagers check before crossing the road has been produced by Nottinghamshire County Council Youth Arts Team.

The 90-second film will soon be shown to paediatricians, coroners, nurses and police at the first national conference for CDOPs (Child Death Overview Panel).

We particularly wanted to support young people to develop a way of getting the message of road safety across to their peers and this thought provoking film achieves this in a direct and compelling way.

– Chris Few, Independent Chair, Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board

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MP calls for action after pets killed by antifreeze

Mark Spencer, the MP for Sherwood, will use a debate in Parliament today to call for action to prevent animals being killed by consuming antifreeze.

Penny had to be put down after she had consumed a toxic substance Credit: Lee Poole, Owner

It follows the suspected poisoning of more than 20 cats in the village of Calverton in Nottinghamshire.

More: Cat owners fear for pets' safety after suspected poisoning

Concern for missing school girl from Nottinghamshire

Amy Hillier was last seen at her home in West Bridgford. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Amy Hillier from West Bridgford, Rushcliffe, has been missing from her home since Saturday morning.

Concerns are growing for the 16-year-old school girl and police are keen for anyone who has any information or has seen her to get in touch.

Amy is white, 5ft 7 ins tall and of a slim build. She has long straight brown hair.

She could be wearing either a denim or furry jacket and boots.

Symptoms cat owners should look out for

These are the symptoms cat owners should look out for if they suspect their pet has ingested antifreeze:-

  • Usually remain markedly depressed
  • Do not exhibit increased thirst
  • Producing only small amounts of urine
  • May note severely low body temperature
  • Severe sluggishness (lethargy) or coma
  • Seizures
  • Lack of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Oral ulcers/sores on mouth
  • Salivation
  • Kidneys are often swollen and painful
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