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Rare ginger badger found in High Peak in Derbyshire

Unusual ginger badger found in Derbyshire Credit: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

An unusual ginger badger has been found and vaccinated by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

The sandy-coloured badger is an unusual colouration known as erythristic and is the first of its kind to be vaccinated in the county.

Trust vaccinator and Chair of the High Peak Badger Group, Debbie Bailey said:

“At first we thought it was albino, but when we got closer we realised it was erythristic. It’s the first one I’ve seen in Derbyshire and the first one we have vaccinated - as you can imagine very exciting for us!”

Student's drunken prank costs Network Rail £13k

A student who went on an all-day drinking binge and climbed onto the roof of a train at Manchester Piccadilly station cost Network Rail £13,000.

Phillip Withers’ drunken prank saw him sprawled on the top of one of the coaches just inches away from an overhead cable carrying 33,000 volts.

His antics caused three trains coming in and out of Manchester to be delayed for nearly an hour and the delay caused Network Rail to incur charges.

At court today, Mr Withers, from Buxton, pleaded guilty to endangering the safety of the railways.

He was given a year-long community order, a one month curfew, a £750 fine, and ordered to attend an alcohol activity programme when required.


Police appeal after sex attack on woman in Glossop

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted as she was walking home in Glossop.

The 18-year-old woman was walking in a church yard off Church Street, near the Duke of Norfolk school, when she was assaulted.

The victim suffered serious facial injuries in the incident, which took place at about 3am on Monday, May 26, and was later treated at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Detectives want to speak to a man who was seen on Church Street South shortly before 3am the same morning. He was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and trainers.


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