More than a thousand bottles of illegal alcohol seized by Derbyshire trading standards in December is going to be turned into electricity.
Severn Trent will mix the contaminated alcohol with chemicals to generate enough energy to power hundreds of homes.
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A large tent has been put up around the area while investigations continue.
The kind gesture touched the hearts of many who shared and retweeted words of support for the officer on Twitter.
Two workers were forced into a back office as the robbers tried to force their way into a safe, police say.