Capital Reports: East Midlands News

17 November 2018, 05:43 | Updated: 17 November 2018, 10:36


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

Rock City Evacuated Over Suspected Flare

A music venue in Nottingham's been evacuated after reports of a smoke flare being let off inside.

Lil Pump's gig at Rock City in Talbot Street had to be cut short on Friday night (16th) after fire crews were called out at 9:30pm.

Police are investigating and say two people have minor injuries.

Derby Gang Jailed For Drug Deals

A group of men - who sold drugs from a house in Derby - have been jailed for more than 21 years between them.

The gang of five were arrested after police found phones, cash, weapons and drugs at a property in Kedleston Road in May.

Jack Woodward from Mickleover pleaded guilty to the possession of an offensive weapon and the possession of ammunition. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Cameron Henry from Swansea and Paul Peel of no fixed abode pleaded guilty to supplying Class A drugs. Henry was sentenced to four years and nine months in jail and Peel received a five and half year custodial sentence.

Anton Brown and Bradley Wood - both from Derby - pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. Wood was given a two year community order and a six month curfew.

Brown was also sentenced for possessing firearms and received a total of six years in jail for both offences.

Fresh Charges Over Nottingham Stabbings

A man's been charged with murder after a man died of stab wounds he suffered in Nottingham on Bonfire Night.

37-year-old Neil Thomson was stabbed in the chest in the Meadows on Monday 5 November.

Shaun Gary Thomson, 27, from Causeway Mews is in court next month.

A third man's been charged over a separate stabbing in North Sherwood Street - near the city centre - on October 23.

Jordan MacIntosh, from Radford, will appear at Nottingham Crown Court alongside Jhavagn Nugent-Howell, 20, from Radford, and JJ Logan Cross, 18, from Bilborough, in December.

Derby Women's Rights Campaigner Claims Senior Peer Sexually Assaulted Her

A women's right's campaigner from Derby says it's a disgrace a senior peer has not been suspended after she accused him of promising her a seat in the House of Lords in return for sex.

Jasvinder Sanghera, who runs Karma Kirvana which helps victims of Forces Marriage, waived her right to anonymity to claim Lord Lester of Herne Hill told her she would be a baroness within a year if they had sex.

He says it's "completely untrue". 

Dog Walker Slashed In Loughborough

A dog walker's suffered scars after being slashed across his face in Leicestershire.

The 48-year-old victim was in Pear Tree Lane in Loughborough when it's believed he was attacked by a cyclist  at around 8.30am on Sunday 11 November.

Nottinghamshire conman jailed

A 53-year-old man who conned at least ten people out of more than £100,000 has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Keith Atkin, of Nether Street Harby in Melton Mowbray, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday 15 November 2018 following a 12-day trial which started on the 29 October.

He was arrested in September 2016 and an investigation uncovered that Atkin had been committing fraud since around February 2014.

He'd been pretending to be operating as a travel or investment company, get people to part with their money but the goods would never materialise

He pleaded not guilty to nine counts fraud by false representation but was convicted by the jury. He also pleaded guilty to being undischarged bankrupt at the start of the trial for which he was disqualified from being a director for 10 years.

Teenage boy critical after attack

Officers are investigating a serious assault on a teenager in Derbyshire.

On Tuesday, November 13 at 9.40pm officers were called to an address in Middleton-by-Wirksworth to reports that a boy had suffered a head injury.

On arrival the boy reported that he had been assaulted with a baseball bat earlier that evening in Millennium Gardens.

The boy was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Prosecution opens its case in to Leicester explosion

A murder trial has heard people thought a bomb had gone off when a shop exploded in Leicester killing five people in February.

Prosecutors claim three men decided to cause the blast in Hinckley Road because one of the victims, Viktorija Ijevleva, had found out about plans to make an alleged bogus insurance claim.

Arkan Ali, of Drake Close, Oldham, Hawkar Hassan, of Eld Road, Coventry, and Aram Kurd, of Hillary Place, Leicester, deny all 11 charges against them. - the trial continues.

Police Investigate After Driver Dies In Derbyshire Crash

Police are trying to find a driver who had passed a crossroads just before a man was killed in a crash in Derbyshire.

Stuart Simmonds, 34, from Ashbourne died in Heage Lane, Etwall, at around 6am on Wednesday 14 November. 

House of Fraser is to close it's store in Nottingham

Four more House of Fraser stores are set to close after new owners Sports Direct failed to reach an agreement with the landlord.

The sites in Norwich, Nottingham, Lakeside in Essex and Metrocentre in Gateshead, will face closure in the new year.

The landlord of the sites is London-listed Intu, which is in the midst of a potential sale to a group of investors.