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Police find body of missing teen in River Erewash

River Erewash Credit: ITV News Central

Police searching for a 13-year-old boy who went missing after falling into the River Erewash at Stapleford have found a body.

The emergency services were called at 3.45pm on Saturday (24 September) after the teenager went into the river.

It is understood he had been playing with another boy who has been rescued from the water.

A police helicopter and specialist rescue teams were involved in the search for the teenager.

Nottinghamshire Police said its underwater search unit had located the body of a young male after responding to a report that a boy had gone into the river.

The force received a call at 3.42pm to say that a boy had not re-emerged at the surface after entering the water.

Emergency services, including police, fire and rescue and the East Midlands Ambulance Service were at the scene within minutes.

During a search of the river, the body was found shortly after 5.30pm.

– Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson

One charged with GBH after man seriously injured on New Year's Day

One person has been charged with Grievous Bodily Harm after a man suffered serious head injuries in an alleged assault outside a bar in Nottinghamshire.

The alleged assault happened outside Larry's Bar in Stapleford Credit: Google Street View

18-year-old Jack Shepherd from Stapleford has been remanded in custody to appear in court tomorrow. Two others have been bailed.

It happened outside Larry's Bar on Toton Lane in Stapleford in the early hours of New Year's Day.

The 44-year-old man suffered the injuries following an alleged assault in Toton Lane in Stapleford, outside Larry's Bar, at around 12.20am.

Nottinghamshire Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and has any information about the incident.

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Three arrested after man 'seriously injured' in Stapleford

The alleged assault happened outside Larry's Bar in Stapleford Credit: Google street view

Three people have been arrested after a man suffered serious head injuries during an alleged assault in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire.

The man, aged 44, suffered the injuries outside Larry's Bar on Toton Lane at around 12.20am this morning, Nottinghamshire Police said.

Two men and a woman are in police custody after they were arrested in connection with the incident.

Grandfather stabbed by grandson was 'a guiding light'

John McGrath was killed by his grandson in 2009 Credit: ITV News Central

The family of an 81 year old man who was stabbed to death by his grandson have released a tribute to John McGrath - describing him as a guiding light in their lives.

The grandfather was killed by William Barnard in July 2009 at his home in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire. Barnard also injured his 84 year old grandmother Mabel.

The family said:

"He was a tremendous guiding light in our lives and we are extremely proud of him. He was someone whom we all deeply loved and admired we were blessed to be able to say he was our Dad.

"His influence on us and our families was immense and the loss has left a great void in our lives and the rawness and our grief even after 5 years is still as strong.

"What has compounded our grief is the fact that we have to watch our mum dealing with her grief; she is tortured daily by the flashbacks of that day and having to somehow carry on without her husband, the man who was her reason for living.

"She wishes she hadn’t survived and that she had gone with him. It will take a very long time for our grief to pass, if indeed it ever does."

Inquest of an 81 year old man stabbed to death by his grandson begins

An inquest has begun in Nottingham on an 81 year old man stabbed to death by his grandson.

John McGrath was killed by William Barnard in July 2009 at Mr McGrath's home in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire. Barnard also injured his 84 year old grandmother Mabel.

Barnard, who has schizophrenia, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and wounding, and is now a patient at Rampton high security hospital.

A report in 2012 found health workers had missed vital chances to assess the state of Barnard's mind. John McGrath's family have fought for an inquest for two and a half years as they believe his death could have been prevented.

The hearing at the Council House is expected to last two weeks.

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Twenty-one people evacuated after flat fire in Nottingham

Twenty-one people had to be evacuated in the early hours of this morning after a fire at a block of flats in Stapleford in Nottingham.

Fire services were called to an address in Gibbons avenue at quarter-to-six this morning.

Two adults and a three-year-old girl were taken to the Queen's Medical Centre with light smoke inhalation.

Another person was treated with minor injuries at the scene.

The British Red Cross set up temporary shelters for the other residents in the complex who were asked to leave their homes for safety reasons as the frie had spread into the roof space.

They have now been let back inside.