Sunday, 23 January 2011

ILLEGALS ARRESTED Four illegal immigrants were arrested during a raid on the Europa Hotel, on Derby Road, Long Eaton. The raid was carried out by the UK Border Agency on Wednesday, January 12th, after a tip off. Officers questioned staff at the Oriental Inn, on the ground floor of the hotel. Two Malaysians who had overstayed their visas were arrested along with a Chinese man working in the restaurant's kitchen and a third Malaysian who was found in a hotel bedroom. The restaurant is facing a fine of up to £30,000. The four immigrants arrested were put in detention pending deportation.

SLOW DRIVER IN COURT A Long Eaton driver who was pulled over by police for driving too slowly was found to be a learner with no insurance. Susan Buttler,43, of Hey Street, Long Eaton appeared at Ilkeston Magistrates Court where she was fined £148 with £35 prosecution costs and a £15 Government surcharge. She also had six penalty points put on her licence.

MORE TIME Erewash Borough Council planning committee have given developers another year to build 24 apartments on the site of the former Long Eaton Advertiser building in West Gate.

INQUEST OPENED An inquest has opened into the death of the dog walker found in the Erewash Canal on December 31st. Derby and South Derbyshire Coroners Court heard that Mr Sam McKane, 42, of Thorpe Leys, Long Eaton, had been drinking with friends before taking his dog for a walk at 1.30am. His family went to look for him the following morning when they realized he was missing. They found him in the canal near Wyvern Marina at 7.30am. His dog was still sitting on the canal bank. The court were told that a canal boat owner had heard a bang at around 1.30am that sounded like something had broken the ice. The inquest was adjourned.