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Summary

  1. Live updates for Tuesday 29 August 2017
  2. Murder arrest after man found dead in Long Eaton
  3. Man 'used shop to prey on young girls'
  4. Tributes paid to Lineker's 'hero' dad
  5. Arrest after man 'attacked' in Victoria Park
  6. Leicester X Factor winner trolled online

Live Reporting

By Alex Smith and Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J24 for A6 and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J24, A6 (Kegworth) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J22 for A50 and J21 for M69.

M1 Leicestershire - Delays and very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 35 minutes.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J30 for A616.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Leicester's Ben Youngs is confident that team-mate Manu Tuilagi 'will thrive this year'.
Leicester scrum-half Ben Youngs is confident team-mate Manu Tuilagi will "thrive this year".
Neil Dexter

Neil Dexter takes five wickets against his former side Kent to put Leicestershire narrowly on top going into day three.

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Riki Wessels

Riki Wessels smashes an unbeaten 107 to give Notts a commanding 389-run lead over Northants on day two at Trent Bridge.

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Graham Onions

Durham continue to dominate their Division Two match against Derbyshire as they earn a huge first-innings lead at Chester-le-Street.

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Regular live coverage on this page has ended for the day, but breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue to appear through the night.

East Midlands Live returns from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

Weather: Drizzle later

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It’ll be quite cloudy and overcast for the rest of today with the chance of patchy drizzly rain later.

Highs of 18C (64F).

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It’ll be cloudy tonight with a band of rain moving southwards in the early hours.

Lows of 11C (52F).

Sawn-off shotgun found in house

Ben Truslove

BBC News Online

A man, a woman and a girl were arrested after a sawn-off shotgun was found at a house in Nottingham.

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Nottinghamshire police searched the home in Riber Crescent, Old Basford, last week and made the discovery, along with shotgun cartridges.

A 24-year-old man, 32-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were all arrested and have been released while enquiries continue.

Burglar found hiding in cupboard

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A man has been jailed for four years and eight months for a series of burglaries across Nottingham, police have said.

Christian Lawson
Nottinghamshire Police

Christian Lawson, who stole from five properties, was eventually found by police hiding in a kitchen cupboard.

The 39-year-old started his crime spree on 7 July when he stole £20,000 of jewellery from a home in Nuthall.

On 15 July in Alfreton Road, a 16-year-old boy alerted his dad after spotting a man jumping over a neighbour’s fence.

When officers arrived, Lawson ran into a nearby house, before escaping out of a back door.

He then jumped hedges before entering another house where the occupant was sleeping and was found in a cupboard.

Lawson, of Gregory Boulevard, admitted five burglaries at Nottingham Crown Court today.

Shopkeeper 'threatened girl with screwdriver'

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Mr Amin has also denied inciting a 14-year-old girl into prostitution between June and August last year.

Quoting the 14-year-old girl, prosecuting lawyer Ian West said: "He was saying things like, 'if you go out with me you'll be treated like a queen, you'd get anything, you'll get new phones, you'll get new clothes."

The court was told the girl spoke to Mr Amin as she was leaving the shop.

Mr West said she said words to the effect of: "I do not want to be with you, leave me alone. You're a paedophile."

Mr Amin then pulled out a screwdriver from behind the shop counter and threatened her, the court heard.

Appeal after attempted purse theft in Derby

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Police are appealing for information after two women tried to steal an 81-year-old woman's purse in Sinfin.

Derbyshire Police said the elderly woman was walking along Arleston Lane on August 16 at about 16:20 when she was approached by the two women.

The pair asked if the woman would like to sponsor deaf or blind children and she handed over a £1 coin, the force said.

Arleston Lane
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They then asked the woman for further details and handed her a form. The form covered her hand in which she was still holding her purse.

The women attempted to grab the purse but were unsuccessful, however some bank notes were taken, according to police.

The women are described as being eastern European, in their late teens with long black hair.

Travel: Technical fault halts Nottingham trams

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Trams aren't running between Old Market Square and Nottingham station because of a technical fault, NET has tweeted.

'Overweight' flasher jumped out of bush naked

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A man, seen touching himself, jumped out of bushes naked in front of a dog walker in Leicestershire, police have said.

benscliffe road
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It happened between 18:30 and 19:00 on 13 August in a grassy area off Benscliffe Road, Newtown Linford.

The man in his 30s, left the scene heading away from Bradgate Park, wearing boxer shorts and walking-type shoes.

He was described as white and "a little overweight".

Have you seen missing 14-year-old?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Katie Cooper was reported missing from Sutton-in-Ashfield yesterday, Nottinghamshire Police said.

katie cooper
Nottinghamshire Police

The 14-year-old was last seen wearing a black off-the-shoulder top, black jeans, white trainers and was carrying a grey shoulder bag.

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J22 for A50 and J21 for M69.

M1 Leicestershire - Heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J22, A50 (Coalville) and J21, M69 (Leicester), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Your photos: Grey skies across the region

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Despite the grey weather, our BBC Weather Watchers have excelled themselves with some fine snaps.

This is Kimberley, in Nottinghamshire...

Kimberley
Steve A

This field isn't quite tall enough for Theresa May to run through, but it's a great shot nonetheless.

Chesterfield
Viki the Blue

And clearly the apple doesn't fall far from the tree in Melton Mowbray.

Melton Mowbray
Pete

Watch: Hit-and-run teen left with broken foot

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A 13-year-old boy was left with a broken bone in his foot after this collision in Derby, police have said.

This CCTV footage shows the boy walking along Uttoxeter Old Road near the junction with Sims Avenue in June.

The boy steps into the road and his hit by a silver car, which then leaves the scene.

Shopkeeper 'raped girl in hotel'

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

In December 2016, Mr Amin and another man took a 15-year-old girl and another girl, who is not a complainant in the case, to the International Hotel in Derby.

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The 15-year-old was encouraged and pestered to take a cocktail of drugs and alcohol and was then raped by Mr Amin, the prosecution alleges.

When the girls went to school following the night in the hotel, "it was apparent to their teachers that they were intoxicated," Mr West said.

The school organised a child exploitation meeting and, after a teacher again approached the girl, she told her what had happened.

Girl, 12, 'groomed' by shopkeeper

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

In the case of the youngest alleged rape victim, Mr West said Dilan Amin first met her in December 2012.

Mr West said she went with Mr Amin to his house, which was at the back of the shop.

"Amin then said, 'we're going to have sex', he grabbed her and put her on her side so that she was laying down. She could not escape," he said.

derby crown court
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With hindsight, the girl now describes how Mr Amin had "groomed" her, the jury was told.

"She, in her 12-year-old way, thought she was in love with him," said Mr West.

Mr West told Derby Crown Court Mr Amin was "controlling" and used the iPhone app, Find My Phone, to track her whereabouts.

"She is resentful of what Amin has done to her childhood and the damage he has caused to her life and health," Mr West said.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound at J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, at J23A for A42 affecting J24 for A6.

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J23a A42, because of an accident. Congestion to J24, A6 (Kegworth).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Shopkeeper 'plied girls with alcohol'

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Mr Amin denies a total of 14 offences, including four rape allegations, four of inciting a child for prostitution, four sexual assaults, paying a child for sexual services and one charge of supplying a class A drug.

The case is expected to last four weeks at Derby Crown Court.

Ian West, prosecuting, said Mr Amin "by various methods, by plying them with alcohol and by being the older, more glamorous person, took advantage and abused the girls".

Abuse accused 'used Derby shop to prey on young girls'

Alex Blakemore

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Ian West for the prosecution has given his opening to the jury this afternoon, saying Mr Amin had used a shop, which his brother owned in Derby, to prey on young vulnerable girls.

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The jury heard Mr Amin, who came to the UK about 10 years ago, used the Famous Shop in Pear Tree Road to abuse young girls who went in there.

Mr Amin is facing charges back to the end of 2012 until his arrest this year.

The jury heard the 27-year-old pleaded not guilty to the 14 charges, which involve seven girls, the youngest being 12.

Travel: M1 lane closed

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Arrest after man 'attacked' in Victoria Park

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after a man was found unconscious in Victoria Park yesterday.

Leicestershire Police were called to the Leicester park at 19:45 to a report of an unconscious man who appeared to have been assaulted.

The 34-year-old remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

The arrested man, 40, has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Victoria Park
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Police at West Park Court, Long Eaton

A man is arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Long Eaton.

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Watch: CCTV captures war memorial trees vandalism

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

CCTV footage has shown the moment war memorial trees at Loughborough Grammar School were vandalised.

Leicestershire Police confirmed this morning it was investigating.

Man charged with child prostitution and rape offences

Alex Blakemore

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

A man is in court for the first day of his trial after being charged with 14 offences, including child prostitution and rape.

Dilan Amin, 27, from Normanton, was arrested in January and faces charges including two counts of rape and four counts of inciting a child for prostitution.

Derby Crown Court heard the charges date from the end of 2012 to his arrest earlier this year.

Derby Crown Court
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M1 lanes reopen but delays remain

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between Tibshelf Services and J28 for A38 Alfreton.

M1 Derbyshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between Tibshelf Services and J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a broken down car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Two lanes now closed after M1 crash

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Leicester's Manu Tuilagi

Chris Jones

BBC Radio 5 live rugby reporter

Manu Tuilagi will "thrive" at Leicester despite his latest disciplinary lapse, Ben Youngs tells the BBC Rugby Union Weekly Podcast.

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Lane closed after M1 crash

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

One lane is closed on the M1 northbound between junctions 24A and 25 due to a crash.

Highways England says recovery is now on the scene and that traffic is "congested on approach".

M1
Highways England
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Highways England

Long Eaton murder probe: From the scene

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

Here are some pictures from the scene in Long Eaton, where police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man.

Long Eaton
Helen Faccio
Long Eaton
Christopher Marsden

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe accident, between J24A for A50 Derby and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound between J24a, A50 (Derby) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an accident involving a van and a car earlier on. In the roadworks area. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 15 minutes.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time