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White Ribbon ambassadors for Nottinghamshire Police

The four ambassadors Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Four officers have been appointed by Nottinghamshire Police to help ensure the force continues to help reduce violence against women.

The four 'White Ribbon' ambassadors have been named as the campaign marks its annual awareness day. White Ribbon is a worldwide movement run by men who know that there is never an excuse for violence against women. They pledge never to condone it, or to stand by when they know it is happening.

The four ambassadors for Nottinghamshire Police are Detective Inspector Pete Quinn, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Gowan, Detective Chief Inspector Leigh Sanders and Sergeant Nigel Bradley.

Pledges to support the White Ribbon campaign can be made online here

Mansfield man given 3 year ASBO

Lee Wightman Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A Mansfield man who has notched up more than 80 court appearances has been given an Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) to curb his behaviour.

Lee Wightman, of no fixed address, is well known to Nottinghamshire Police, Council Wardens, Security and Shop staff in the Mansfield town centre and surrounding retail areas due to his persistent offending.

Despite periods of imprisonment Wightman has continued to reoffend, committing acts of theft and being verbally abusive and aggressive and was sentenced to the three year ASBO by Mansfield magistrates.


Teenager accused of wasting police time over sexual assault claims

A teenager has been reported for summons for wasting police time in connection with a sexual assault allegation.

The 17-year-old girl had alleged she had been attacked at Racecourse Park, off Southwell Road, at about 8.30pm on Friday 2 May, while walking through the park.

Detectives re-interviewed the girl on Thursday.

“There was a lot of concern from local people about this attack, and we have carried out a full investigation which led to the alleged victim being re-interviewed. After speaking to officers last night, she has subsequently been accused of wasting police time over the allegation.

– Nottinghamshire Police

Man charged with killing parents appears in court

A 28-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his own parents at their home in Worksop.

Kamil Dantes appeared before Magistrates Mrs Whitelaw and Miss Neale at Nottingham Magistrates' Court this morning.

In a short hearing, his pre-trial hearing was arranged for April 29 at Nottingham Crown Court.

A Polish interpretor translated the charges and explained to Dantes that he would be remanded in custody until then.

Man charged with killing parents in Worksop

Leszek and Malgorzata Dantes

A 28-year-old man has been charged over the death of his parents in Worksop.

The bodies of Leszek Dantes and his wife Malgorzata Dantes, both aged 54, were discovered after officers were called to a house in Hardwick Road East at about 7am on Monday 21 April.

A post-mortem examination revealed they died of stab wounds.

Their son, Kamil Dantes, is charged with two counts of murder and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today.

Detectives to question man over Worksop murders

Detectives are waiting to question a 28 year-old man on suspicion of murder after the bodies of a husband and wife were discovered at a house in Worksop.

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The couple, who have not been named yet, were originally from Poland but had lived for some years at the property in Hardwick Road East.

The man, who is receiving treatment in hospital, is believed to be the dead couple's son.


Neighbours pay tribute to couple found dead in Worksop

Neighbours have paid tribute to a couple who were found dead at their home in Worksop. Police say they have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

It is understood that he is the couple's son. He is being treated in hospital, but police have given no details about his condition or how the couple died.

"It's sad because she was nice. They were good neighbours. "

– Faye Peacock, next-door neighbour

"They were just normal working people, her husband was a nice fella, polite, always shook your hand when going in and out."

– Terry Peacock, next-door neighbour
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Worksop deaths are an 'isolated incident'

Police have said the deaths of two people in Worksop in Nottinghamshire are an 'isolated incident'.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after the discovery of the bodies of a man and a woman in Hardwick Road East at just before 7am this morning (21 April).

“I would like to reassure the community that incidents of this nature are very rare. This was an isolated incident and we have made an arrest. House to house enquiries and patrols will be continuing in the area to reassure residents.”

– Inspector Phil Davies
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