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Do you know who’s responsible for this graffiti in Mansfield?

Graffiti in the town Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police in Mansfield are appealing for information following a spate of recent graffiti in the town.

A graffiti tag reading ‘ONIX’ has been painted onto a number of properties and items of street furniture and signage in the Littleworth area of the town, causing around £2,000 of criminal damage.

The graffiti tag has been recorded in as many of 20 separate reports.

Anyone with information about who may be responsible for the damage is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police, quoting incident number 191 of 15 June 2015.



Closure for Nottinghamshire pit

Thoresby Colliery will cease production on 24th July. It is on that date that the bulk of the staff, believed to be around 300 people will be made redundant.

Under the UK Coal closure plan that the Government is helping us fund, Thoresby will cease production at beginning of July.

"Then the shafts will be filled in and another one bites the dust."

– Chris Kitchen, the General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers

If they finish this 'phase' of production early, they may not have to work until that date, but they will be on the books until 24th July.

A 'handful' will remain employed for another couple of months to ensure the safe closure of the mine.

Police are under investigation over Amber Peat tragedy

Police are under investigation for the handling of public information on the tragic death of Derbyshire teenager, Amber Peat.

Officers are being investigated over concerns that they failed to act thoroughly on reported sightings.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating Nottinghamshire Police over its handling.

The IPCC have issued the following statement.

We are conducting an independent investigation into Nottinghamshire Police's response to the missing person's report concerning Amber Peat.

"The investigation is in its early stages and we have made initial contact with Amber's family to inform them of our investigation."

– IPCC statement regarding Amber Peat update

Four questioned over death of inmate at Ranby prison

A sign for HMP Ranby in Retford, Nottinghamshire Credit: PA

Detectives investigating the death of an inmate at a prison in Nottinghamshire are questioning four people.

The 37-year-old was attacked at Ranby Prison in Retford on Monday. A post-mortem examination is yet to take place.

Four men aged between 22 and 39 have been arrested. The victim is yet to be formally identified.

37-year-old man dies after Ranby Prison assault

A man has died after an assault at Ranby Prison Credit: Dave Higgens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Nottinghamshire Police is investigating the death of a 37-year-old man who died after he was assaulted at Ranby Prison on Monday.

Four men aged between 22 and 39 have been arrested in connection with the incident.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out to determine the cause of death.

No formal identification has yet taken place.

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