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Couple in fatal Nottinghamshire shooting named locally

Shani Cockerell remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Credit: Ross Parry

A man and woman involved in a fatal shooting in Nottinghamshire have been named locally as Paul White and Shani Cockerell, his long-term partner.

Police believe 37-year-old White shot his partner, 33-year-old Cockerell, before turning the gun on himself.

Paul White, named locally as the man who shot his partner before shooting himself. Credit: Ross Parry

Two children were in the house at the time, but were uninjured. Ms Cockerell is in a "serious but stable" condition in hospital.

Neighbours say the couple have been together for many years.

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Police believe shotgun death man 'was the offender'

Police believe a Nottinghamshire man shot a woman at his home before turning the gun on himself, officers revealed today.

Detectives investigating the death of the 37-year-old man in Bircotes say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shooting.

Det Ch Insp Mel Bowden said they believe a 33-year-old woman, who lived with the man at the same address, was "the victim" in the incident.

She was found with shotgun injuries and was today in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

We are satisfied that the injured female was a victim in this incident.

Until a post mortem examination is carried out next week we will not be in a position to formally identify the deceased.

However, we believe he was the offender in this case and will not be looking for any further suspects.

– DCI Mel Bowden, Nottinghamshire Police

Two children were also in the house at the time of the attack, which happened in the early hours of yesterday, but were not injured.


Man found dead suffered shotgun injuries

A man who died at a house in Nottingham suffered suspected shotgun injuries, police have said.

The 37-year-old was found in the bedroom of a house in Galway Road, Bircotes, at around 12.50am.

A man was found dead at a house in Bircotes this morning. Credit: ITV Calendar

A 33-year-old woman also found at the address was taken to hospital with shotgun injuries and her condition is serious but stable.

Two children who were in the house at the time were uninjured.

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Police believe shooting took place at Bircotes home

Galway Road, Bircotes, Nottinghamshire Credit: ITV Calendar
Cordon in place at house on Galway Road Credit: ITV Calendar

Forensic investigators have now arrived at a house in Bircotes where it is believed a shooting took place in the early hours of this morning.

Police say they will be carrying out a detailed inquiry throughout the day as they try to establish how one man died and a woman was left seriously injured.

Woman suffers serious injuries after Nottingham death

A woman has been taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after being found by police at a house Nottingham, police have said. A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said:

The force was called to Galway Road at about 12.50am. A man was found dead at the property.

A woman and two children were also at the property. The children have been safely removed and are uninjured.

The woman has been taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.


Teenager hit by Xbox scam receives free console

A teenager hit by an internet scam has finally received an Xbox One after a generous donation from his local electronics store.

Peter Clatworthy, 19, thought he had paid £450 for an Xbox One on eBay for his four-year-old son McKenzie for Christmas.

The 19-year-old said he was 'overwhelmed' by the gift. Credit: ITV News

However, instead of receiving the next-generation Xbox, he was sent a picture of the console from the seller with "thank you for your purchase" inscribed on the back.

After hearing about the episode, Nottingham electronics company CeX decided to donate an Xbox One to him in time for Christmas.

Peter Clatworthy had actually paid £450 for this picture of the console. Credit: PA Wire

Mr Clatworthy paid tribute to the generosity of the store during an interview with the Nottingham Post: “This shows there are some nice, kind people out there and it’s really overwhelming. I can’t thank them enough."

The 19-year-old said his son would be "over the moon" with the gift.

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Couple found guilty of causing or allowing the death of their baby

A couple have been found guilty of causing or allowing the death of their seven-week-old baby.

24-year-old Adam Kightley and 21-year-old Jacqueline Parker were found guilty at Nottingham Crown Court following a three week trial.

24-year-old Adam Kightley Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Jamie Kightley died in March last year, after paramedics were called to the couple's former home in London Road, Northampton. Jamie had suffered more than 40 fractures to his body.

The pair will be sentenced tomorrow.

21-year-old Jacqueline Parker Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Woman, 39, arrested after death of 7-month-old baby

A woman has been arrested after the death of a seven-month-old baby girl.

The 39-year-old was detained by police in connection with the child's death earlier today, Nottinghamshire Police said.

In a statement, a force spokesman said: "A 39-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the death of a seven-month-old baby girl.

"Police were called to an address in Bestwood Park in Nottingham at 10.15am today.

"The baby was taken to the city's Queen's Medical Centre but was pronounced dead on arrival."A post mortem is yet to be carried out.

"Inquiries are on-going and a cordon is in place (at the scene) to allow for forensic examinations.

"Officers are currently carrying out house to house inquiries."

Man to appear in court over fatal bull attack on rambler

A man is to appear in court today charged in connection with the death of a rambler who was killed by a bull while walking on a public footpath.

Paul Waterfall, 39, will appear before magistrates in Nottingham charged with manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of Roger Freeman.

Mr Freeman and his wife Glenis were attacked in a field near the village of Stanford on Soar in Leicestershire, in November 2010, Nottinghamshire Police said.

The 63-year-old died at the scene from multiple injuries while his wife spent three weeks in hospital recovering from injuries.

The family said the couple celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with an 84-mile walk of Hadrian's Wall.

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