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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 23 January 2017
  2. Adopted sons 'unjustly' taken from parents
  3. 'Promising' young cyclist, 15, 'dies in sleep'
  4. Sports Direct 'slavery' brothers jailed
  5. Chief constable's retirement announced
  6. Dogs taking up 'pawlates'
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Alex Smith

All times stated are UK

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    That's all from Local Live but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather. 

  2. East Midlands weather update: Yellow warning for fog

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    A yellow warning for fog has been issued. It is valid from 17:00 tonight until 11:00 tomorrow. 

    Dense areas of fog and freezing fog are likely to make driving conditions difficult and may cause other travel delays.

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  3. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    • Adopted sons 'unjustly' taken from parents
    • 'Promising' young cyclist, 15, 'dies in sleep'
    • Sports Direct 'slavery' brothers jailed
    • Chief constable's retirement announced
    • Dogs taking up 'pawlates'  
  4. Chief constable had a 'remarkable career'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Quote Message: I would like to thank him [Mr Creedon] personally and on behalf of our diverse communities. He has had a remarkable career at local, regional and national level and we all wish him well in the future. from Hardyal Dhindsa Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner
    Hardyal DhindsaDerbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner
    Hardyal Dhindsa
  5. Sports Direct 'welcomes conviction' of 'slavery' brothers

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A spokesman for Sports Direct said: “We welcome the conviction of these two individuals, who were brought to justice after being reported to police by the Transline agency and Sports Direct in February 2016.  

    "It sends a clear message that we will not tolerate these kinds of behaviour."

    Transline said that while it had no association with the Markowski brothers, a worker complained to the firm, details of which were passed to the police.

    Sports Direct
  6. Workers 'in constant fear of violence'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    The Markowski brothers were investigated after a man went to police last January and said he had been living at a house in Radford Boulevard, Nottingham, with 10 men who were being exploited.

    He said he was being made to work for Sports Direct in Shirebrook and his finances were being controlled the pair. 

    Erwin Markowski and Krystian Markowski

    He told police he had witnessed other workers being beaten by the brothers and was in constant fear of violence.      

  7. Chief constable's retirement announced

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derbyshire Police's chief constable Mick Creedon will be retiring after a decade in the post, it has been confirmed.

    Mr Creedon took over as chief constable in 2007 after joining the force in 2003 as an assistant chief constable. 

    Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa is now looking for an "inspirational" chief constable following Mr Creedon's decision to retire. 

    Mick Creedon
  8. Two men identified after 'racist remarks' at Rams match

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Derbyshire Police said they have identified two men they wanted to speak to about allegations that racist remarks were made during a match between Derby County and Leeds United.

    A group of fans reported some spectators were making racist remarks and gestures to people in the crowd during the Rams' 1-0 win in October

    The force said the two men will be spoken to in due course.

  9. Murder victim's funeral date set

    Derby Telegraph

    A funeral date has been set for a Derby man who died after suffering multiple stab wounds, the Derby Telegraph reports.

    Geoff Seggie, 59, was found dead at his home in Marylebone Crescent, Mackworth, during the night on 1 December.

    His son, Daniel Seggie, 31, of the same address, has been charged with his murder.   

  10. Derby loan striker Vernam to Coventry

    BBC Sport

    Derby County has loaned out striker Charles Vernam to League One bottom side Coventry City for the rest of the season.

    Charles Vernam came on as substitute in Derby's 2-1 FA Cup third-round win at The Hawthorns
  11. Four-lane section on M1 'dangerous'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    The four-lane motorway system on the M1 is dangerous, according to a retired Derbyshire traffic officer.

    The hard shoulder between junctions 28 and 31 has been replaced by a permanent fourth lane. 

    Retired policeman Ian Windmill told BBC Radio Derby not having a hard shoulder to use as an emergency lane is not safe.

    Highways England responded by saying it will continue to monitor that section of the M1.

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  12. Brothers had 'planned and systematic scheme'

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    During sentencing, Judge Stephen Coupland, said: "It was a planned and systematic scheme to traffic others, for you to control them and benefit from their hard work, whilst they received very little and lived in poor conditions."

    He said many of the workers were "vulnerable" so while they were not forced to work they agreed to continue.

    The Markowskis also withdrew money from their bank accounts, leaving them with small amounts.

  13. Sports Direct worker felt 'like a piece of rubbish'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    During sentencing the court heard the pair obtained more than £35,000 by exploiting workers. 

    More than one victim spoke of being treated "like a piece of rubbish", and said they "destroyed their lives".

    Sports Direct

    Judge Stephen Coupland said Erwin Markowski, 37, of Cedar Road, Nottingham, and Krystian Markowski, 35, from Harcourt Road, Nottingham, purposely selected vulnerable people to make it easier to control them.

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    Ay up mi duck! Caption competition anyone? 

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  15. CPS: Brothers 'preyed' on vulnerable

    Danny Shaw

    BBC Home Affairs Correspondent

    Speaking after the brothers' sentencing, Janine Smith, chief crown prosecutor of Crown Prosecution Service East Midlands, said: "The Markowskis preyed on vulnerable people in Poland and promised them accommodation and a tempting wage in order to lure them to the UK. 

    "The reality upon arrival was a life of squalid living conditions and near total control by the defendants."

  16. Six years in prison for brothers

    Danny Shaw

    BBC Home Affairs Correspondent

    Erwin and Krystian Markowski were each given a six year jail term for conspiring to arrange or facilitate travel with a view to exploitation, an offence under the Modern Slavery Act.

    The pair were given a two-and-a-half year sentence for an offence of fraud by false representation, to run at the same time as the six years.

  17. BreakingBrothers jailed for 'modern slavery'

    Jeremy Ball

    Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

    Erwin and Krystian Markowski have both been jailed at Nottingham Crown Court for six years for "modern slavery".

    They recruited 18 vulnerable men in Poland then controlled their bank accounts and kept most of their wages.

  18. Latest headlines for Derbyshire

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    • Adopted sons 'unjustly' taken from parents
    • 'Promising' young cyclist, 15, 'dies in sleep'
    • Vet calls for action on dumped horses
    • Brothers admit conning Sports Direct agency workers
    • Dogs taking up 'pawlates'  
  19. Education Secretary to visit Derby train maker

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Education Secretary Justine Greening will be visiting Derby-based train maker Bombardier this afternoon. 

    She'll be talking to apprentices at the company.

    Justine Greening
  20. Youths 'tried to rob two friends'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A group of youths - some as young as 10 years old - tried to rob two friends in Allestree, Derbyshire Police said.

    Two 16-year-old boys were walking along Carsington Crescent at about 18:15 on 19 January when they were approached by the group, some of whom were on bicycles.

    The group demanded the pair hand over their property and when they refused, they were assaulted. People living on the street then came out of their houses and the group left empty-handed.

    Carsington Crescent