Thursday, 11 February 2016

NEWS IN BRIEF

HAVE YOU LOST POWER TOOLS
Police in Erewash are trying to trace the owners of power tools. Officers would like anyone who has had their vehicle broken into and power tools stolen in the Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Risley and Sandiacre areas overnight on Monday, January 25 to Tuesday, January 26 to contact them.
Detective Constable Lesley Smith from the Volume Crime Unit said: “We are trying to identify potential victims of car crime and return the power tools to their rightful owners.”
Please contact DC Smith on 101 if you have had tools stolen on this date.
 
FOOTBALL CUFFLINKS STOLEN
Nottingham Forest FC Sometime between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday, January 21, a burglar smashed patio doors at a house in Reedman Road. They took a women’s Bulova watch, a men’s Armani watch, a pair of cufflinks, a silver Love Links bracelet, a sapphire and diamond gold ring and some earrings. Anyone with information should call DC Jayne Allsopp on 101, quoting crime reference number 3093-16, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
LIBRARIES FACE CUTS
Libraries in Derbyshire could face closure as the County Council look to make cuts following the governments latest budget proposals. Councillor Dave Allen said that reduced opening hours and closures would be considered but changes would not be made until there had been a public consultation. Mr Allen who is in charge of the counties 45 libraries said that any changes would probably be made in the financial year beginning April 2017.
Libraries in the county have already been affected by cuts with reductions in staff, Sunday closures, less money for books and the loss of nine mobile libraries.
FOOTBALL FAN KNOCKED OVER
A man was knocked over as after leaving the Oxford in the Market Place Long Eaton. Alan Barnes, 68, a QPR supporter was on his way to the City Ground for a Championship game against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday January 26th. The coach he was on had stopped at the pub earlier and Alan was crossing to re-board the bus at 6.35pm when he was hit by an oncoming Saab. Firefighter Karl Denham who was travelling two cars behind the collision was first on the scene, he was joined by off-duty paramedics Fiona Martin and Rachael Taylor who were travelling home from Cliffords Gym on Regent Street. Alan suffered head injuries and he was taken to Queen's Medical Centre. The road from Regent Street and Salisbury Street was closed by police and was re-opened at 10pm.
QPR fan Paul Dowling used Long Eaton's Spotted Facebook page to appeal for help to locate the heroes and thank them for 'saving his friends life.

He wrote: "Last night a QPR fan was seriously hurt in Long Eaton when he was knocked down. Luckily for him there was an off-duty paramedic nearby who by all accounts saved this man's life before the ambulance turned up. There are a lot of QPR fans who would like to pass on their thanks to this person so if anyone can let us know who they are it would be very much appreciated.”