Derbyshire Constabulary

  1. CCTV appeal after elderly woman has purse stolen

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after an 83-year-old woman had her purse stolen.

    Derbyshire Police said it was taken from her bag while she was shopping in Boyes in Nottingham Road, Ripley, at about 13:00 on Wednesday 12 May.

    CCTV appeal

    Cards from inside the purse were then used to withdraw a large amount of cash, the force added.

    Anyone with any information about the theft is asked to contact officers on 101.

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    Video caption: Taxi footage helps convict Derby drug gang

    A gang enlisted the help of a cab driver to transport heroin and crack cocaine into Derby.

  3. CCTV appeal after men seriously hurt in car park attack

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A man suffered a fractured skull and his friend was left with a broken nose after an attack in a railway station car park.

    Derbyshire Police said the pair were assaulted by five young men at the Long Eaton railway station car park at about 20:45 on Saturday 17 April.

    On Monday, the force released CCTV images of a group they would like to speak to about the attack.

    A police spokesman said: "We appreciate the quality of the images is poor but they may be enough to jog someone's memory."

    CCTV images
  4. Whaley Bridge: Refusing evacuation 'put people at risk'

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News

    People in Derbyshire who refused to be evacuated when a reservoir partly collapsed put police and volunteers "at risk", the county's chief constable said.

    Rachel Swann, who oversaw the evacuation of Whaley Bridge after a wall at Toddbrook Reservoir was damaged in August 2019, told a meeting of the Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee rescue workers encountered "a small handful of people" who wouldn't leave their properties, despite the risk of flooding if the reservoir failed.

    Responders "repeatedly" went back to threatened homes to encourage residents to leave as a result of some people refusing requests, she said, as they could not force them to evacuate.

    She said that powers to get people to leave are provided under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 "but they've never yet been used or enacted".

    Rachel Swann Derbyshire Police
    Quote Message: I had no legal power behind me to ask those people to leave their homes. I could tell them it was a risk to their lives if they stayed there, but there was a small handful of people who chose not to leave, and there was no legal authority for me to make those people leave. from Rachel Swann Chief constable, Derbyshire Police
    Rachel SwannChief constable, Derbyshire Police