Nottinghamshire Police say they 'welcome the findings' of a report by the IPCC following an investigation into an incident which saw a girl injured at their headquarters.
The report found that were no protocols, policies or risk assessments in place when the seven-year-old was injured last year after a live assault rifle was shot into the ground.
"We welcome the findings of the IPCC's report which identifies a number of learnings for the Force."
We will take on board the recommendations and implement those that are not already in place."
"We have carried our own internal proceedings and as a result the officer involved has been returned to a divisional role with no firearms or taser duties. As recommended in the report the other officers identified will receive additional training to continue in their roles."
“This was an extremely serious incident which we referred to the IPCC immediately. Public safety is our number one priority and we do not take lightly the recommendations made in the report in respect of operational firearms and public displays and our training of firearms officers."
“Immediately following the discharge, we undertook measures in respect of safe weapons handling and defining safety parameters for any future public demonstrations. We will continue to ensure the extremely thorough training of firearms officers is embedded and tested to ensure compliance with regional and national procedures."
“I am pleased that the IPCC found that there was no attempt made to cover up the incident and I am pleased that the IPCC has found that our staff cooperated fully and honestly with their investigation. We will learn from this and, once again, we apologise for the distress caused.”
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash on the A617 near Kelham in Nottinghamshire on Saturday.
The collision, which happened at around 4.45pm, involved a red Vauxhall van, a silver Kia and silver Ford Focus.
Two people were taken to hospital following the collision, one suffering life threatening injuries, the other has what are believed to be minor injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw any of the vehicles in the area before the crash is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 670.
Gritting teams across Nottinghamshire say they are fully prepared for winter.
The service has been on low-risk standby since the beginning of last month, but it is now on full 24/7 standby, as the risk of ice on the roads increases.
The county council's four salt barns have been restocked, and they say the refilling of 1,300 roadside grit bins is "well underway".
Police are keen to speak to children who were playing in a park in Nottinghamshire after a young boy was hit by a van and car.
It happened at around 7pm on Tuesday 20 October in Nabbs Lane at the junction with Godber Road in Hucknall.
The 11-year-old remains in a critical condition in hospital.
Police want to hear from anyone playing in the park just off Nabbs Lane at the time of the incident.
Police say a mother who's gone missing from Milton Keynes with her baby son could have links to the Midlands.
Officers are appealing for help to trace 21 year old Alexandru Barbu - she was reported missing from her home in Milton Keynes on Tuesday 27th October. She's believed to be with her 9-month old son Ayaan Zulquarnai.
It is thought she has links to places across the country including Birmingham and Nottinghamshire.
"We would like to trace Alexandru as she has been reported missing and we are concerned as she is believed to have her young child with her.
Alexandru is a Romanian national and it is possible Alexandru may have travelled to Romania.
If you recognise Alexandru or if Alexandru sees this appeal herself please get in touch and speak to police to let us know you are safe.”
Nottinghamshire Police have charged a man with seven historical sexual offences linked with allegations of abuse at several care homes in Nottinghamshire during the 1970s and 1980s.
68-year-old Christopher Metcalfe faces charges of raping a girl under 16, and the indecent assault of a girl under 14. It's part of an inquiry into historical sexual abuse at 10 former children's homes in the county.
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Nottinghamshire's Richard Whitehead has smashed his own T42 200 metre world record to reach tomorrow's final at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha.
The 39-year-old won his heat in 24.10 seconds, beating his previous record when he ran 24.38 seconds to win gold at London 2012.
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