Derby County racist abuse appeal successful

Related Stories

A man has had his conviction for shouting racist abuse at a Derby County football match overturned.

Adam Smith, 35, of Merrill Way, Allenton, had denied abusing Derby's Nathan Tyson and Birmingham City striker Marlon King last year.

He was found guilty by Derby magistrates in February and given a three year football banning order.

At Derby Crown Court the conviction was quashed and the ban lifted.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Derby



22 °C 15 °C

BBC Local Live

    Busy Saturday for rescue team 10:34:

    Edale Mountain Rescue Team says it was called out to three separate incidents on Saturday. These were:

    • A road accident involving a number of casualties near Blue John Cavern
    • An injured walker in misty conditions near Crowden Tower on Kinder
    • A woman broke her ankle falling in a quarry at Shirebrook Nature Reserve
    Thank you Keith 10:24: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    Here's our new Facebook cover photo - taken by Keith Singleton in Chesterfield.

    Facebook cover photo

    If you think one of your best pictures would look good at the top of our Facebook page, email it to

    Warning to drivers 10:15: Ilkeston Advertiser
    Engine deal for Rolls-Royce 10:05: BBC Radio Derby

    Rolls-Royce has been chosen to exclusively power the new Airbus A330neo.

    The first test run for the firm's new Trent 7000 engine is planned for next year and the engine will enter into service in 2017.

    Latest headlines 09:57: Sally Swinfen Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    My 10:00 bulletin includes news of a major deal for Rolls-Royce. Listen live

    Grass-cutting allegation 09:49:

    Alan Graves, leader of UKIP in Derby, says he is "suspicious" that Labour-led Derby City Council chose to cut grass verges in four marginal wards the party was defending in the fortnight leading up to May's local council elections.

    Alan Graves

    He said: "I believe there is a conspiracy there. I understand exactly how political parties work and I do believe there's some political gerrymandering."

    Labour said the mowing schedule was decided in February and the choice of grass-cutting areas was "a coincidence".

    Your views 09:37:

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about this service.

    Pre-election grass-cutting 09:27: BBC Radio Derby

    Labour-led Derby City Council says it's "a coincidence" that the four areas in which it chose to cut grass verges in the fortnight leading up to May's local elections were all Labour wards.

    UKIP, which won two of the wards from Labour but came second in the other pair, said the situation was "suspicious" but the city council said it was simply down to how its 30-week mowing schedule had worked out.

    Drive-in movie idea 09:18: Derby Telegraph

    Derby's Intu shopping centre has revealed plans to show a drive-in movie on the top floor of its car park.

    Intu Derby top floor
    Rams scout departs after review 09:09: Owen Bradley BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Derby County chief scout Derek Bragg has left the club after just six months in the post.

    Bragg was appointed in February, but has left by mutual consent. The club say it's after a review by head of football Chris Evans.

    News on the hour 08:58: Sally Swinfen Newsreader, BBC Radio Derby

    The top stories in my 09:00 bulletin are:

    • Germany celebrate winning the World Cup for the first time since reunification
    • Derby City Council denies making Labour-held parts of the city look more presentable in the days before May's local elections
    • A patients' group says staff morale at the Royal Derby hospital could be improved
    • Council grass-cutting: 'Conspiracy' claim
    • DAB: Stations to go digital
    • Listen: BBC Radio Derby
    School reopens after fire 08:48: BBC Radio Derby

    A fire-hit school in Derbyshire reopens today.

    Fire engines at Stonebroom Primary School

    The roof of Stonebroom Primary School, in Alfreton, was destroyed and several classrooms were damaged in an accidental blaze on Thursday.

    Firefighters' strike ends 08:40:

    A two-hour strike by firefighters in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire has ended.

    However, a second walk-out is due to take place from 17:00 to 19:00 as part of a continuing dispute over pension arrangements which has seen strikes scheduled for each of the next eight days.

    Cricket: Derbyshire beaten 08:30:

    Derbyshire's poor T20 Blast campaign continued with their tenth defeat of the competition at home to Yorkshire yesterday.

    Wes Durston

    The Falcons fell 59 runs short of the Vikings' 183 total with opener Wes Durston being bowled for a duck.

    Digital announcement 08:19: BBC Radio Derby

    We are going to start broadcasting on DAB digital radio on Wednesday 23 July.

    This will be the first phase of our DAB rollout and will initially just cover the Derby area from a transmitter in Quarndon.

    More transmitters will be added at a later date to cover other parts of Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

    M1 delays 08:13:

    Travel time on the M1 southbound between J29 and J28 is 60 minutes following an earlier accident involving a car and a coach, warns BBC Travel News.

    Dry and sunny 08:02: Mel Coles BBC Weather

    A bright start with plenty of sunshine. Cloud will increase from the west through the day but most places should stay dry with bright or sunny spells into this evening with highs of 22C (72F).

    Good morning 08:00: Gavin Bevis BBC Local Live

    I'll be bring you today's news, sport, travel and weather updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

    You can get in touch by emailing



BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.