Saturday, 10 October 2015


A 23-year-old man has been arrested after an alleged sexual assault in Long Eaton during the early hours of Sunday morning. The alleged assault occured in the Market Place between 3am and 4am. Police cordoned the area off on Sunday. The man has been released on bailed.

 A Long Eaton man has been caught riding his mobility scooter after drinking an excessive amount of alcohol. James Williamson, 51, of Longmoor Road, Long Eaton, was stopped on September 7th while riding his scooter in Derby Road, Long Eaton. Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court disqualified Williamson from holding a driving licence for 12 months, fined him £200 and ordered him to pay a £150 criminal courts charge and £85 costs.

CASH STOLEN FROM TWO BUSINESSESPolice are carrying out enquiries following burglaries at two businesses in Long Eaton. Two slot machines, a till and three pool tables were damaged and cash was taken from Chalkies, on High Street, sometime between 2am and 3am on Sunday, September 20th.
Cash and three suitcases were stolen from Armstrongs Mill, also on High Street, sometime between Sunday, September 20th and Monday, September 21st. Anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious, or with information about these incidents, should contact Derbyshire police on 101, or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

A judge at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court has told a Romanian shoplifter that there had been a recommendation for his deportation. Costel Betrinu, 35, of no fixed abode appeared at the court last week where he admitted two counts of theft from Tesco in Long Eaton. Staff at the store saw Betrinu leaving the supermarket with a large amount of alcohol in a suitcase on August 10th. He was jailed for 24 weeks.

Police are appealing for information after a suspected arson attack on a vehicle in Draycott. At just after 5pm on Saturday, September 5th, a man in a vehicle pulled into the entrance of the visiting Peter Jolly’s Circus on Hopwell Road to inform a police officer that a car was on fire further along the route heading towards Draycott village. A green Vauxhall Astra was found to be well alight with a red petrol can in the front passenger side of the vehicle.
Officers are looking to trace the driver of the car who stopped to inform them of the incident or anyone else who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact PC Stacey Polydore on 101 quoting crime number 38178/15.
To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.