Capital Reports: East Midlands News

21 July 2017, 13:19


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

Newark DJ Raising Awareness About Male Rape Victims

A man from Newark who was the victim of rape on a night out has told Capital it took him months to take the courage to speak out about what happened.

22 year old Sam Thompson was attacked last September in Manchester:

Police investigated but couldn't find enough evidence to take the case to court.

Sam's a DJ and is starting a 48 hour continuous mix later in an attempt to raise more awareness about male rape, and to raise funds for the group that helped him, Manchester Survivors. 

Free Meals For Leicester Children

Up to 20,000 free meals are going to be given out in Leicester this summer to children who'd normally get a free school meal.

The city council's working to stop young people going hungry - if their parents are struggling financially.

It's the third summer it's happened in Leicester, and bosses say it's the largest number of meals they've needed.

Man Jailed For Possessing Gun And Bullets

A man's been jailed for 7 years for having a gun and bullets in his house in Nottinghamshire.

When police arrested 29 year old James Norman at a house in Mansfield they found a gun in a tin of blue paint and bullets hidden in the toilet bowl.

Arrests After Newark Crash

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of burglaries after two cars collided in Newark.

Police were called to Lombard Street yesterday afternoon after reports of men running away from the scene with faces covered and armed with knives. 

Lincolnshire Police, who are investigating, say the group are being questioned on suspicion of burglaries in the county, as well as other offences.

Search For Leicester Double Rapist Continues

A month after he was last seen in Leicester police say they need help to find a double rapist.

46-year-old Sean Cawthray, also know as Sean Perry, is alleged to have broken the conditions of his release from prison.

Sean Perry

Man Jailed For Five Hour Attack On Woman In Nottingham

Police say a woman who was subjected to a five hour attack by a man in Nottingham managed to escape from a window and raising the alarm.

David Lloyd Williams punched the woman and attacked her with knives and a metal pole in January.

The 44 year old from Perry Road was jailed for almost four years.

Man Charged After Leicester Clock Tower Stabbing

Police in Leicester have charged a man after a woman was stabbed by the Clock Tower.

She was left with a minor injury on Saturday night.

46 year old Paul Grayson from Thurncourt Road has appeared in court and has been remanded in custody.

Notts Lorry Driver Jailed For Causing Death Of 3 Year Old In Crash

A lorry driver from Nottinghamshire who caused the death of a three-year-old girl in a crash near Oxford has been jailed for 6 years.

Isla Wiggin died last August after the HGV Thomas Hunter from Mansfield was driving smashed into seven cars last August.

The 58 year-old admitted causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving.

Notts County Council Pulls Out Of Child Refugee Scheme

Nottinghamshire County Council is being accused of turning it's back on child refugees that are being resettled here.

The authority is pulling out of a government scheme which it says doesn't adequately support it financially and that the cost is that much more than is available.

Labour councillors say the now Tory led council should ask central government for more money.

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