Capital Reports: East Midlands News

4 December 2016, 07:11


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

Arrest After 'Jo Cox' Tweet

A 25-year-old man's been arrested in London over an alleged threatening Twitter post targeting a Nottinghamshire MP.

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry was the apparent target of the online abuse.

The account the tweet was sent from has since been deleted.

Last month, Thomas Mair was jailed for life for the murder Labour MP Jo Cox in her constituency near Leeds.

Man, 93, Dies In Leicestershire Crash

A 93-year-old man has died in car crash in Leicestershire.

His car collided with a tree in Cotesbach yesterday afternoon.

The blue Hyundai i10 was in collision with the tree on the A426 Rugby Road just after 2pm.

The man was travelling from Lutterworth to Rugby.

Derby Pub Fight

Police think the men involved in a fight outside a Derby pub on Friday all knew each other.

It happened at the steps leading up to the Greenhouse pub, at the junction of Green Lane and King Street at about 10.45pm.

Two men were hurt with what officers think was a blade.

Rain A Driving Danger

The rain has killed more drivers in the East Midlands than ice or snow.

The Highways Agency has told Capital 22 people were killed in the region and more than 20 injured last year because of it.

Drivers are 30 times more likely to die in wet conditions than any other.

Leicester In Relegation Battle

Leicester Manager Claudio Ranieri has said again his title winners are in a relegation battle.

The champions went down 2-1 at fellow strugglers Sunderland to leave them two points above the bottom three.

In the Championship, Wigan went down 1-nil to Derby.

Tigers Win Bragging Rights

A big win for Leicester Tigers, they're up to fourth after beating East Mids rivals Northampton 19-11.

Bath are second in rugby union's Premiership - after inflicting a 14-11 defeat on leaders Saracens.

Leicester's Mark Selby In Championship Final

Ronnie O'Sullivan will go for a record equalling sixth UK Championship snooker title this afternoon.

He secured his place in the final in York after coming through a deciding frame to beat Marco Fu 6-5 last night.

World champion Mark Selby will face O'Sullivan, after easing past Shaun Murphy in his semi-final.

Leicester Victim Of Football Sexual Abuse Talks About Fight For Justice

A former track and field athlete claims he was groomed and raped by his coach in Leicester has waived his right to anonymity to speak to CAPITAL about the abuse he suffered.

Vernon Sharples was 16 when he was abused by the coach - who also worked with Leicester City football club.

Leicestershire Police conducted an investigation but no charges were brought.

That's as victims of sexual abuse have formed a group to help others who were attacked as youth players.

The Offside Trust will support those coming to terms with it.

Southampton are the latest club to say they've passed on allegations to the police of sexual abuse.

Former Leicester Teacher Admits Historic Indecent Assaults 

A former teacher from Leicester's pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting four young boys more than 40 years ago.

90 year-old Peter Farrands committed most the crimes at Folville Rise Junior between 1969 and 1981.

He's already in prison serving a 7 year sentence for similar offences.

Derbyshire Lorry Driver Jailed For Using Phone At Wheel & Killing 2

A Derbyshire man who crashed his lorry into a car has been sentenced to 6 years in jail for causing death by dangerous driving.

Two friends died on a road near Southampton last year.

49-year-old Keith Mees was on his phone at the time.

Body Found At Mackworth House

A man's body has been found at a house in Mackworth in Derby.

Police have told Capital they were called to Marylebone Crescent yesterday afternoon over concerns for the safety of a man inside.

A short time later the body of a man, thought ot be in his late fifties, was found.

The death is being treated as murder.

Part of the house is taped off.

Nottinghamshire MP Receives Twitter Death Threat

 An allegedly-threatening Twitter post calling for people to Jo Cox a Nottinghamshire MP is being investigated by police.

Anna Soubry - the MP for Broxtowe - replied to the tweet - calling the person who posted it a sad cowardly troll.

The account has since been deleted.

Last week, Jo Cox's murderer was jailed for life for shooting and stabbing the Yorkshire Labour MP.

Hundred Enquiries About Fostering Child Asylum Seekers In Leicestershire

More than a-hundred people have asked about fostering child asylum seekers in Leicestershire.

Councillors have told Smooth Radio these are children that are coming to the UK on their own - feeling scared and without friends.

Anyone wanting more information can go to a drop-in session at The City Retreat in Leicester between 11 and 2pm

Nottingham Forest stop Newcastle Going 5-Points Clear

Nottingham Forest beat Newcastle United 2-1 at the City Ground on Friday night, but missed TWO penalties.

Championship Leaders also ended with 9-men, after the Magpies had TWO players sent off. 

Leicester Face Tough Job To Turn Season Around

Leicester try to end a run of four Premier League games without a win this afternoon.

The champions are just two points above the relegation zone ahead of their fixture at bottom of the table Sunderland.


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