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  1. Updates for Monday 15 May 2017
  2. Murder investigation in Enderby
  3. Post-mortem due after Drayton Manor park death
  4. Man dies after collapsing on doorstep
  5. Cyber attack still impacting GP surgeries
  6. Lamb and dog missing for one week
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Khia Lewis-Todd and Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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That's all from the East Midlands live page - updates will start again on Tuesday at 08:00.     

Weather: Odd spot of rain

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

Tonight it’ll be mild and cloudy. Apart from the odd spot of rain it should stay mostly dry. 

More cloud tomorrow with some patchy rain through the morning and early afternoon. 

Lows of 13C (55F).

Matthew Hogg

Matthew Hogg was driving away from a police pursuit when he hit two cars and killed a 75-year-old pedestrian.

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Your photos: Rainy East Midlands

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to our Weather Watcher Stoneyford View for sending us this shot of the rainy leaves from Heanor.

Stoneyford View

Despite the wet day Maggie T sure knows how to brighten things up, she sent this in from East Leake.

East Leake
Maggie T

Funeral for girl fatally injured at theme park

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The funeral of 11-year-old Evha Jannath will be held in Leicester tomorrow.

The girl died after falling from the Splash Canyon ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park while in a school trip last Tuesday.

Splash Canyon ride

The Muslim Burial Council of Leicestershire has been providing help and support to Evha’s family - they have asked people not to speculate about about what happened that day.

Chairman Suleman Nagdi has said: "Evha’s death has touched the hearts of many people in the UK and beyond.

"At this most difficult time our thoughts and prayers go out to Evha’s family and friends as well as all those who have been affected by this awful tragedy." 

Factory worker was 'hit with up to eight tonnes of pressure'

Amy Harris

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

The inquest into the death of Tarsem Singh has heard how the 52-year-old man was fatally injured at the Leicester factory where he worked. 

In April last year Tarsem was operating a pressurised piece of machinery at Nylacast Engineering Plastic Solutions that moulds plastic into 3m long rods. 

Tarsem Singh
Family handout

A thud was heard and he was found lying near a piece of machinery which paramedics believed had flown off and struck him - that's up to eight tonnes of pressure hitting Tarsem in the chest.

That trauma led to a heart attack, which according to the pathologist, was the principal cause of death. 

We haven't head evidence from officials or employees from Nylacast yet but the jury was told there was no equipment failure or fault found and no evidence to support a case of corporate manslaughter from the police investigation.

The inquest is expected to hear from colleagues and Tarsem's widow.

Dani Pinillos

Nottingham Forest left-back Dani Pinillos is to leave the club when his contract expires, says manager Mark Warburton.

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Pedestrian hospitalised following collision in Ashbourne

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

A pedestrian has been air lifted to hospital after he was hit by a car in Ashbourne.

Police say they received a call at about 14:10 this afternoon to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and silver Ford Fiesta car, in Park road.

The pedestrian - reported locally to be a teenaged boy - was taken to Queen's Medical Centre. The extent of his injuries have not been revealed.


Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J21 for M69 and J21A for A46 Leicester North.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J21a, A46 (Leicester North), because of a broken down van.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Missing teen 'concerns' police

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have said they're concerned about Sinead McKenna who has been missing since Friday night.

The 14-year-old is from the Bakersfield area of Nottingham.

Sinead McKenna
Nottinghamshire Police

Man absconds Sudbury prison

BBC Radio Derby

This is Michael Ford who absconded from HMP Sudbury yesterday.

He was sentenced to eight years and ten months for GBH, robbery and conspiracy to supply controlled drugs, police said.

Officers said his last known address was in Stoke-On-Trent.

Michael Ford
Derbyshire Police

Man arrested after house fire

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a house fire in Bulwell.

Firefighters from three stations tackled the blaze in the terraced building in Larch Gardens yesterday afternoon.

Nobody was injured in the fire.

Ian Evatt

Chesterfield defender Ian Evatt signs a one-year contract extension with the League Two-bound side.

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Jury sworn in for child sex trial of former BBC radio presenters

Tom Turrell

BBC Midlands Today

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of two ex-BBC radio presenters facing child sex charges.

Julie and Tony Wadsworth

Married couple Julie and Tony Wadsworth, who presented on BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM, as well as BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, are accused at Warwick Crown Court of sexual offences against four children in the 1990s. 

Julie Wadsworth, who used her maiden name Mayer while on air, stands accused of five counts of outraging public decency and 12 counts of indecent assault on a male person. 

Tony Wadsworth is charged with five counts of outraging public decency and 10 counts of indecent assault on a male person. 

Police want this man after bank cards were taken

Police are looking for this man after a woman's purse was stolen and her cards used in shops across Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. 

British Transport Police

The theft happened after the woman fell asleep on a train between Doncaster and Retford last month. 

When she woke up, she realised her purse had been taken from her bag under her seat. 

Her contactless bank cards were used at Superdrug, Asda and Bustens in Retford. 

They were later used at other shops in the Wakefield, Pontefract and  Leeds areas.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J29 for A617 and J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of an accident involving two cars.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Steve Evans

League Two side Mansfield Town refuse Swindon Town permission to speak to manager Steve Evans.

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Power cut update

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Looks like some of you might be without power for quite some time yet...

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If you're one of those affected please let us know (if you can) by email, Facebook or Twitter.

Court prepares for radio presenters trial

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The jury's been sworn in for the case against two former BBC Radio Leicester presenters.

Julie and Tony Wadsworth are accused of sexual offences against four children in the 1990s.

Julie and Tony Wadsworth

Julie is accused of five counts of outraging public decency and 12 counts of indecent assault on a male whilst Tony stands accused of five counts of outraging public decency and 10 counts of indecent assault of a male. 

Both deny the charges - the trial is expected to start on Wednesday.

Teen stabbed in the leg

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A 16-year-old boy has been treated in hospital after he was stabbed in the leg in Nottingham.

It happened on Gregory Boulevard at about 19:25 yesterday - his injuries were not life-threatening.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29 for A617 and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Vocational school 'inadequate'

BBC Radio Nottingham

A vocational school set up in Mansfield less than three years ago has been placed in special measures.

Vision Studio School

The Vision Studio School specialises in areas like engineering and health and social care - it has been rated as inadequate in four of the five areas inspected by Ofsted.

Inspectors have acknowledged the school principal has set a new direction for the school and that actions to improve teaching, attendance and behaviour are beginning to have impact.

NHS cyber attack: 'IT still down' at Swadlincote Surgery

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Swadlincote Surgery is one of the many practices who will have to put pen to paper today following the large-scale cyber attack on the NHS.

With the system still down, it looks like they're doing all they can to run the practice as normal without causing disruption to services.

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Severe accident: A515 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A515 Derbyshire both ways severe accident, near Park Avenue.

A515 Derbyshire - A515 Park Road in Ashbourne blocked and slow traffic in both directions near the Park Avenue junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Inquest into death at plastics engineering factory begins

Amy Harris

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

I'm at an inquest into death of Tarsem Singh, who was fatally injured at plastics engineering factory Nylacast in Leicester.

The jury has been told the 52-year-old "loved his job".


High Peak councillors raise taxi fare

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Councillors in High Peak have voted to raise the price of a two-mile taxi ride to £6.60, making it the most expensive place in Derbyshire to hire a hackney carriage taxi. 

It's the first increase in six years and the new charges are due to come into force from next month. 

John Sleigh, who's a taxi driver in Buxton, believes the price rise is justified.


[For] six years we've not had a price increase, yet the council's fees go up every single year for the MOTs, the licence, the plates... the fuel prices go up every year. Yet we get an increase every six years, I just don't think that's fair."

John SleighTaxi driver

Power cut affecting Nottinghamshire homes

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A power cut is currently affecting some households in Hucknall, Ravenshead and Newstead.

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Missing Leicester man could be in Buxton

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

This is David Moseley. He was reported missing from his home in Whitwick on Wednesday.

There has been a confirmed sighting of the 55-year-old, at about 10:20 yesterday at a store in Buxton, Derbyshire.

Missing man
Leicestershire Police

From that sighting, it is believed Mr Moseley has with him a black cycle helmet, a red mountain bike and a large black rucksack with distinctive red straps. Leicestershire Police said Mr Moseley could be camping in Buxton.   

Watch: Clouds in Stapleford 'may have been tornado'

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

If you were in Stapleford on Friday, you may be forgiven for thinking for thinking there was something big brewing in the skies.

And - as it turns out - you were not far off, as the Met Office and weather presenter Charlie Slater have told me the strange cloud formations could well have been a tornado. 

Jacqueline Dixon said she heard a loud noise before seeing leaves "being sucked upwards into the sky". After this, she said she saw a "white cloud oscillating with debris in it". 

One of her neighbours had reported their fence panels being ripped out as well as debris gathering in their garden.

'Tornado' damage
Jacqueline Dixon
'Tornado' damage
Jacqueline Dixon

Charlie said: "It's difficult to tell. The pictures show the right types of clouds that would cause something called a funnel cloud - which is basically a tornado that doesn't touch the ground. From this point a small tornado could then develop.

"The video shows a funnel cloud but I couldn't say that was or wasn't at some point a tornado, although the pictures of the damage would certainly suggest that it's highly likely there was a tornado."

Ajrina Barcikowska

Meanwhile, a Met Office spokeswoman said: "With the towering shower clouds present on Friday the conditions were present for possible tornado development." 

M1 emergency repairs complete

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

Farmers fear new HS2 route

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The latest proposed HS2 route is causing farmers in a north west Leicestershire village to fear the future.

Some in Appleby Magna could lose their homes as well as their livelihoods if the route goes ahead - like John Morrison.

His farmhouse is one of a few set to be demolished...

John Morrison

Locals also fear for the River Mease. John told the BBC it's a "site of special scientific interest" and a "special area of conservation" because of a weed that grows there.

River Mease

He said there are also otters, bullhead fish and white-clawed crayfish in the water.  

Under HS2 plans there will be a viaduct going over here.

Those behind HS2 said they have consulted with local communities over the plans and that all responses will be externally analysed and presented for consideration.

Delays to train services after person hit by train

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

East Midlands Trains services are currently disrupted after a person was hit by a train.

The train service says emergency services are being sent to Kettering station to deal with the incident.

All trains on the route between Sheffield and London, stopping in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are affected. 

Leicester station
Desford Road

A murder investigation has been launched after tests revealed injuries not consistent with a crash.

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Toyota 'backs flying car project' in Japan

BBC Radio Derby

Move over Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Toyota is backing a move to launch a flying car in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. 

The company - which has a factory near Derby - is investing in the Cartivator project which is developing a three wheeled car that relies on drone technology to take flight.

It will give £274,000 to the Cartivator group that operates outside Toyota city in central Japan.  

Flying car

It's hoped a prototype may be able to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony.  

Lloyd Dyer

Burton Albion winger Lloyd Dyer signs a new one-year contract with Nigel Clough's Brewers - at the age of 34.

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Your comments: Robin eggs found in Yucca plant pot

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Thanks to one of our readers from Bramcote who got in touch with us about a surprising find in his plant pot...

Robin eggs
Bruce Lyons

Bruce has told me the mother has since returned and is now "almost permanently" sitting on the eggs.

He's now interested to see how the chicks develop in the next few weeks.

Redevelopment of Leicester Cathedral revealed

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Plans for an £11m restoration of Leicester Cathedral have now been drawn up - what do you think?

Leicester Cathedral
van Heyningen & Haward Architects

The single story building currently on the right side of the cathedral front is to be demolished and replaced by a new three story Heritage Learning Centre.

This is what the entrance to this extension will look like from the inside...

Inside Leicester Cathedral
van Heyningen & Haward Architects

The plan is also to level the floor inside the main cathedral building.

They don't have all the money needed yet though - although the piggy bank has just been boosted with £3m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Adding that to the other donations already received they now have just £5m to raise.

The next 18 months will be spent raising that last bit of money before starting development work.

It's hoped to be complete by 2020.

Power cut affecting DE15 and DE11 area

Khia Lewis-Todd

BBC Local Live

There's a power cut in the Drakelow and Church Gresley area. 

Western Power Distribution say they aim to restore all supplies by 13:30.

Ilkeston FC players still with no pay

Ed Dawes

BBC Radio Derby Sport

It's been about six months and Ilkeston FC players say they still haven't been paid -  since December team members have been left without any income from the relegated club.

Former Ilkeston striker Che Adams was sold from League One Side Sheffield United to Birmingham City - in which the Robins had a sell-on clause in the deal believed to be £220,000.

This move then led to other parties who are owed money by Ilkeston, asking to be paid.

Ilkeston FC

The club had said "historic debts to other clubs" were now being pursued. 

And on the eve of the new season, the club were suspended by the Northern Premier League for a breach of regulations.   

The Robins team captain Matt Baker told BBC Radio Derby that the situation is becoming desperate but the players don't want to harm the club.


Players are still not happy about the situation and still trying to deal with it - I think a lot of credit goes to the players for seeing the season out, that was a big accomplishment really."

Matt BakerIlkeston FC team captain

The club's chairman Nigel Harrop was unavailable for comment.

Nathan Thomas

Sheffield United sign Hartlepool midfielder Nathan Thomas for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

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