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Investigation launches after prisoner found dead in cell

As with all deaths in custody, the independent prisons and probation ombudsman will conduct an investigation. Credit: Peter Kneffel/DPA/Press Association Images

An investigation has been launched after a 29-year-old man from Derby was found dead in his prison cell.

Shalane Blackwood, from Sinfin, was found unresponsive at HMP Nottingham on the morning of Wednesday, August 5. The cause of death is unknown and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

Blackwood was jailed for conspiracy to possess a shotgun in August 2012 and was on license recall.

CPR was attempted but he was pronounced dead at 6.52 am by paramedics. As with all deaths in custody, the independent prisons and probation ombudsman will conduct an investigation.

– Prison Service spokesman

Men arrested over knife assault

The assault took place on 6 August. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Two men have been arrested following two assaults, which took place in Bilborough, Nottinghamshire, on 6 August 2015.

Police were called to reports of an assault at around 3pm on Bracebridge Drive, they attended and found a man suffering minor injuries, it is believed he had been cut with a knife.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of the two assaults, they have subsequently been bailed pending further enquiries.

If you have any information about the incidents please call us on 101, quoting incident 485 of 6 August.


Parking charges for Nottingham's Victoria Embankment

The parking fee will be £2. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

For years, motorists have been able to park along Nottingham's Victoria Embankment for free.

However, from this autumn, drivers will have to pay a fee of £2 if they want to stay for more than an hour.

Nottingham City Council says the move is needed to cut congestion on nearby residential streets and to reduce damage to the road surface.

Man charged with Market Square assault

The man will appear in court this morning. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

A 30-year-old Nottingham man has been charged with GBH, following an assault in Market Square on Sunday 2 August, in which a man sustained stab wounds.

He was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre and has since been released.

Jamie Swann, of Watcombe Circus, Carrington, has been charged with GBH and possession of an offensive weapon.

He is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court this morning (Tuesday 4 August 2015).


Train disruption between Worksop and Retford due to track fires

Police 'concerned' for missing woman who needs urgent medical attention

Teresa Vickers Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a woman who went missing in Nottinghamshire yesterday evening.

Teresa Vickers, 48, was last seen at around 9.10pm in New Ollerton at the junction of the A616 and A6075 walking towards Edwinstowe.

Teresa is white, of thin build and wears her black hair in a bob. She was wearing grey jogging bottoms, a cream t-shirt, a beige striped jumper and black shoes.

Police say Teresa may be in an agitated state and "in need of urgent medical attention because of the length of her absence."

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