Capital Reports: East Midlands News

23 August 2017, 06:57


Find out what's going on in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester

Child Neglect Calls Up In The East Midlands

A charity says it's seen 18 calls a week about child neglect in the East Midlands in the last year.

The NSPCC says reports to it's helpline specifically about neglect have risen 81 percent in the last five years.

Police Watchdog Confirms Derby Crash Investigation

The police watchdog has confirmed it's looking into what caused a crash after a police chase in Derby in which a man died.

It happened on London Road in Alvaston on Monday night, a second person is in hospital with serious injuries.

Foxes Beat Sheffield United In League CUp

Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare's praised striker Islam Slimani's performance in their win over Sheffield United, but says he could still leave this month.

He scored twice as they won 4-1 away in the second round of the League Cup.

Derby County also took victory, 1-0 at Grimsby.

Leicester City Group: More Education Needed To Stop Homophobia In Football

An LGBT group for Leicester City fans have told Capital police action over homophobic chanting might be down to better education.

The club have been training stewards to spot and take action against offensive behaviour and comments.

One man was charged after the game against Brighton at the weekend - another received a caution.

Graeme Smith is from Foxes Pride: 

Nottingham Prisoner Gets Extra Time For Inmate Attack

A prisoner in Nottingham jail's been sentenced to another 13 years for blinding an inmate in one eye.

27-year-old Otis Dowling hit the man with a pool ball in a sock.

He was already serving time for assault.

22-Year-Old Leicester Man's Murderer Jailed to Life Imprisonment 

Man has been jailed for murdering a 22-year-old  at a party in Leicester and will serve a minimum of 24 years. 

Lauric Lebato was found dead in Albion Street in February.

Sulliaman Sillah, 20, of Bateman Road in Leicester has been convicted of murder, wounding and violent disorder.

Derbyshire's Prison Escapee Is Arrested In Eurotunnel 22 years Later 

A man who escaped from a prison in Derbyshire 22 years ago, has been arrested in France.

57-year-old Michael Ashworth was imprisoned in Sudbury for drugs offences when he walked out in 1995.

He was arrested trying to get on a Eurotunnel train back into the UK. 

Derbyshire Hacker Avoid Jail Over Sports Direct Attack

A computer hacker from Derbyshire managed to access the Sports Direct website has been sentenced.

27 year old Jason Polyik from Shirebrook escaped being jailed with a 10 month suspended sentence after admitting hacking the site.

A court heard he'd hoped his actions would help him get a job there.

Online Fund For Girl Killed In Derbyshire Collision

More than £3,000 has been raised online for the family of an 8 year old girl who died in Derbyshire last week.

Ashlee Rowlands was hit by a minibus in Glapwell near Chesterfield.

An online fund has been set up to help pay for her funeral costs.

Nottingham Man Wants Tougher Rules on Sale of Acid

A man who was left blinded and disfigured when his ex-girlfriend poured acid over him while he slept, is calling for more restrictions on the sale of corrosive substances.

Daniel Rotariu's former partner Katie Leong was jailed for life for attempted murder, but he wants to see tougher rules introduced for retailers to prevent future attacks.

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