Capital Reports: East Midlands News
22 February 2017, 16:28
Find out what's going on in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester
Teenager Stabbed In Leg In Nottingham
A teenager's been treated in hospital after being stabbed in the leg in Nottingham.
It happened in St Bartholomew's Road in St Ann's last night.
Some men got out of a car armed with knives and attacked him.
Carer Jailed Over Nottinghamshire Death
A carer's been jailed for four months after an autistic man she was looking after drowned in a lake in Nottinghamshire.
Majid Ahktar died in Kingsmill Reservoir in Mansfield in 2012 on a day trip.
A court was told Nikki Deaney lost sight of him after getting distracted by her phone.
Appeal After Death Of Motorcyclist In Nottingham
Police investigating the death of a motorcyclist in Nottingham say they want to speak to anyone with dash-cam footage of the area at the time.
The biker in his 30s died on Gregory Boulevard near the stage hotel at around noon on Sunday.
14-Year-Old Killed In Derbyshire Scooter Crash Is Named
A 14-year-old who died after being hit by car in Derbyshire has been named as Connor Revill by his school.
A message on the Tibshelf School website says the whole community is in shock and mourning.
He died in South Normanton on Sunday evening after being hit while out on a scooter.
A 27-year-old driver's been arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving.
Woman Charged After Nottingham Assault
A woman's been charged with GBH after a 46-year-old man suffered serious injuries in Nottingham.
He was taken to the QMC on Sunday morning.
The 43-year-old from Sherwood Rise is due in court this morning.
Murderer Escapes In Armed Ambush On Prison Officers
A murderer's been sprung from custody after prison officers were ambushed as they took him to a hospital appointment in Liverpool.
Police say Shaun Walmsley is dangerous and should not be approached.
'British IS bomber' Ronald Fiddler Was Former Guantanamo Detainee
It's emerged a British man, who was paid compensation after being detained at Guantanamo Bay, blew himself up in Iraq.
Ronald Fiddler was apparently given a million pound payout - his lawyer claimed British agents knew or were complicit in his mistreatment.
Parents Asked To Speak Out Over Nottingham Schools Funding Changes
Capital's been told almost all schools in Nottingham are going to be worse off from next year, if the new government funding rules are put in place.
The City Council's writing to parents and carers to ask them to have their say on the new National Funding Formula.
They say it will mean secondary schools will lose almost half a million pounds in funding per year.
Pensioner Charged With Murdering Wife
A 96 year old man has been charged with murdering his wife at their home in Nottinghamshire.
96 year old Jack Tindall from Tixford Road, Boughton appeared before Nottingham Crown Court.
Ernestine - who was 92 - was found dead at the home they shared in Perlethorpe last August.
Man Charged Over Collision Injuries
A man's appeared in court charged with seriously injuring a man in a collision in Notinghamshire.
A 57 year old was hit walking in Sutton in Coldfield on Saturday night - and is now in hospital.
Gary Frankish - who's 28 and from Brierly Road will go before Nottingham Crown Court next month.
Investigation Over Bookes Robbery
Police are investigating after a man threatened bookies staff with a large knife in Nottingham.
It happened at around 10am on Monday 20 February in the Ladbrokes in Radford Road, Hyson Green.
Derby Teaching Assistant Hold 24 Hour Vigil
Schools support staff have been outside the Council House in Derby all night in a row over pay and jobs.
They're holding a 24 hour vigil with more action planned for five days next week.
Police Save Man From River Trent
Four police officers have been recommended for a commendation after saving a man from the River Trent.
He fell in near Trent Bridge during Forest's game against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
They pulled him out of the water with a rope and managed to get him breathing, keeping him stable until paramedics arrived.
Two Jailed For Life For Murdering Leicester Man
Capital's been told the murder of a 23 year old in Leicester has left a massive hole in his families lives.
Brendan Mason died in hospital after being badly beaten in Abbey Park last July.
Two men have been jailed for life, for luring and planning the attack against Brendan.
Keith Lowe, 22, of Rockingham Close, and Joshua Hack, 21, of St Helen’s Drive, were handed minimum terms of 21 and 20 years respectively.
In a statement, Brendan's uncle and aunt have said they will never get closure. Robert and Sarah Chambers said: "Shocked and devastated is an understatement on how we felt when we had the police at our house telling us that they have recovered a body and they believed it to be Brendan.
“It is not right how two evil people can do such a horrific thing and leave a massive hole in our lives that will never be filled again. Seven months on and there’s never going to be a day in our lives where we are going get closure.
“Brendan was a lovely young man and he was so happy. He had numerous learning difficulties and very poor vision. Even though Brendan had numerous learning difficulties and was very easily led by others, he always knew right from wrong.
“The police have been a big part of our life for the past seven months; they have been amazing, but there will never be closure for us.”
Protesters are going to march through Nottingham - as part of a demo against Donald Trump's state visit.
It's as MPs are debating the petition calling for him not to be allowed to come here.
Motorists are being asked to avoid Mansfield Road as they march along there.
A demo's also going to take place in Leicester.
Yousuf Farooq, who's from Nottingham Stand Up To Racism, wants to make the city a Trump-free zone:
'It's calling on Nottingham City Council to debate whether or not he [Trump] is welcome in Nottingham, at the moment, we don't know where the state visit will be.
'The idea is, if it gets 5,000 signatures, we will force Nottingham City Council to debate this.'
School Admissions In Nottinghamshire Changes
School admissions rules in Nottinghamshire are being reverted back to an original policy.
The county council changed them so that families with younger children wouldn't automatically get a place in the school their sibling attended - if they lived out of catchment.
Capital's been told 92% of children got into their first or second choice school under the current rules.
Special Officer Injured At Teen Party Call Out
Police from Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire all helped officers in Melton deal with problems at a teen party this morning.
Oakham Police tweeted just after 2am that a party had gone 'a little wrong' with officers hurt and arrests made.
Five people - aged 17 - 16 and 19 were arrested - a special constable has been treated for a shoulder injury.
Boy, 14, Dies After Scooter Crash In Derbyshire
A 14-year-old boy has died following a crash in South Normanton.
Derbyshire Police were called to Fordbridge Lane just before 8pm last night to reports that a teenage boy on a scooter had been in collision with a black Ford Fusion.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene and being unfit to drive through drink or drugs.
He remains in custody and will be questioned today.
Gregory Boulevard Crash
A man in his thirties has died after a crash in Gregory Boulevard in Nottingham.
The motorcyclist collided with a stationary car, near to The Stage hotel, just after midday yesterday.
The road was closed for investigation work, it's now back open.
Three Teenagers Charged After Leicester Assault
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after an assault in Leicester.
The teenager, who can't be named for legal reasons, has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and robbery. Two other boys, aged 15 and 13, have been charged with robbery.
The charges follow an assault in Middleton Street on Friday morning which left a 27-year-old man with serious injuries. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.
The 14-year-old is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court tomorrow (Monday). The two other boys, who also can't be named for legal reasons, will appear at the same court on 10 March 2017.
Two girls aged 14 and 13, who were also arrested in connection with the incident, have been released with no further action. A second 14-year-old girl remains on bail pending further enquiries.
Second Man Charged After Leicester Death
Detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Lauric Lebato have charged a second man.
The 22-year-old from London died after he sustained a fatal stab wound during an incident in Albion Street on the morning of Saturday 11 February.
A 19-year-old of Tudor Road, arrested last night in connection with the Albion Street incident, has been charged with violent disorder.
He is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
Another man has been charged with the murder of Mr Lebato.
Armed Officers In Derby
Derbyshire Police have told Capital armed officers were in part of Derby on Friday night.
Officers were on Mount Carmel Street as part of an ongoing investigation into a public order incident that happened on Livingstone Road on Thursday night.
High-visibility officers will stay on patrol in the area to reassure people living there.
No weapons were found.
Three men from Derby, all in their early 20s, have been arrested.
Leicester Start Champions League Knockout Campaign
Leicester begin their Champions League knockout campaign tonight - as they go to Spanish side Sevilla in their last-16 first-leg.
Claudio Ranieri's side are in the middle of a Premier League relegation battle.
He says the title-holders might take inspiration from a European success into their domestic form.
Meanwhile, Islam Slimani remains out for Leicester's Champions League game at Sevilla as he struggles to overcome a groin injury.