Nottinghamshire Police

Masked men with weapons steal car in Huthwaite

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Two masked men armed with a gun and knife have stolen a car in Huthwaite overnight.

Nottinghamshire Police said they were called following reports of a car theft on Woodland Avenue just before 23:30.

Woodland Avenue

The men have been described as wearing dark clothing with their faces covered.

No-one was injured but police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen something.

Two in hospital after aggravated burglary in Mansfield

Ethan Connolly-Forster

BBC News

A group of men wearing balaclavas broke into a house and assaulted two men with a baseball bat and knife before stealing money and jewellery, police have said.

Nottinghamshire Police were called to Park Avenue in Mansfield at about 23:00 last night.

The two men were taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life-altering.

Police remain at the scene while inquiries continue.

Park Avenue in Mansfield

Girl, 15, suffers injuries after being hit by car

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

A girl who was hit by a car being pursued by two police vehicles suffered leg and wrist injuries, the police watchdog has said.

A spokesman for the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said the girl, aged 15, was struck at about 22:00 last night in Broxtowe Lane and was given first aid by officers at the scene.

Broxtowe Lane

He said police attempted to stop a Vauxhall Astra, which had been reported driving at excess speed, when a "brief pursuit ensued involving two police cars and moments later the suspect vehicle collided with a 15-year-old girl pedestrian".

The watchdog is investigating Nottinghamshire Police's involvement in the incident.

CCTV issued after woman, 89, pulled to ground and robbed

Alex Thorp

BBC News

CCTV footage has been released after an 89-year-old woman was pulled to the ground by a man who stole her handbag in her back garden.

It happened at a property on Winchester Avenue in Beeston at about 16:15 on 2 October.

Nottinghamshire Police said after the robbery, the offender fled the scene on a white and red pushbike.

Det Con Tony Tonks said the footage showed a man riding a bike along Cyprus Avenue, off Wollaton Road, with a bag over the handlebars, before abandoning the bike.

"This was a shocking robbery for the victim, who is a vulnerable elderly woman," he added.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

New Nottingham custody suite gets go-ahead

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

A new £17m custody suite will be built on the site of a disused gasworks in Nottingham.

Nottinghamshire Police said the site in Radford Road will eventually replace the current custody suite at Bridewell after city council planners gave it the go-ahead.

The complex with 50 cells is due to be operational by March 2021.

Illustration of new custody suite
Nottinghamshire Police

Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said: "The current building cannot be brought up to modern standards and will eventually not comply with national guidance around health and safety.

"This new build will not only develop the gasworks site, which has remained empty for many years, but will also provide some local employment opportunities too."

Illustration of new custody suite
Nottinghamshire Police