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  1. Updates for Wednesday 31 May 2017
  2. Son jailed for stabbing father to death
  3. Man stabbed in Leicester
  4. Man appears in court over murder of Derby woman
  5. Police hunt 'wrong way' quad bike gang
  6. Ilkeston FC face winding up order
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00

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That's all from us for today. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday.

Modern slavery arrests in Nottingham

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Two people have been arrested after a raid in Hyson Green as part of an investigation into modern slavery.

A 42-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and fraud by false representation and are being questioned.

A 57-year-old man who was found at a property in Birkin Avenue is being given support from Nottinghamshire Police, the force said.

Security at Nottingham Open reviewed after Manchester attacks

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Organisers of next month's Nottingham Open have confirmed they have reviewed security arrangements at the tournament following last Monday's attacks in Manchester.

Nottingham Open
Getty Images

A statement on the tournament's website said: "In light of recent events, we will again be reviewing our security measures in conjunction with the relevant authorities to ensure that they remain at an appropriate level.

"During the tournament, we would ask everyone arriving to the Nottingham Tennis Centre to allow enough time for security checks."

The Aegon Open runs between 10-18 June at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Your views: Boyzone to perform in Derby

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The "haters" are out in force on our Facebook page after Boyzone announced plans to perform at Derbyshire County Cricket Club in September.

Karen O'Donnell said: "Thanks for the warning .... I shall steer clear of the area."

Simon Vickers posted: "Bit ambitious, could play in a backroom of a pub and still have plenty of room I think."

Steven Edwards added: "I'm not exactly bowled over by this prospect."


Boyzone fans....head here to defend your boyz...

Exhibition charts history of 'Europe's largest railway sidings'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

An exhibition of photographs has opened at Erewash Museum looking at the history of Toton Railway Sidings in Nottinghamshire.

Toton Railway Sidings
Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The sidings, which were at one point the largest in Europe, are set to become home for the East Midlands HS2 hub.

Operator at Toton Sidings
Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images

The collection of images, which charts the history of the sidings between 1856-1984, is open to the public until mid July.

Severe disruption: A14 Leicestershire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A14 Leicestershire eastbound severe disruption, between M1 J19 and J1 A5199.

A14 Leicestershire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on A14 eastbound between Catthorpe Interchange and J1, A5199 (Welford), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

BreakingMan jailed for stabbing father to death

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man has been jailed for a minimum of 20 years for murdering his father at their home in Derby.

Geoff Seggie was found dead at the house in Marylebone Crescent, Mackworth, on 1 December.

Police said he had suffered multiple stab wounds.

Daniel Seggie, 31, admitted murder earlier this month and was today given a life sentence at Nottingham Crown Court.

Geoff Seggie
Family photo

Women sought over 1996 photographer sex claims

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Police in Derbyshire are trying to re-establish contact with women who reported inappropriate behaviour by a photographer in 1996.

The force said the women would have been in their teens at the time and were possibly pupils at a school in Chaddesden.

The appeal is part of an investigation into non-recent sex offences.

Pair injured in Loughborough hit-and-run crash

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A motorcyclist and his passenger have been injured in a hit-and-run crash in Loughborough.

The pair suffered non-life threatening injuries in the collision with a car on Allan Moss Road at about 20:00 yesterday.

The car involved was found abandoned nearby shortly after the incident. Police have appealed for witnesses.

Alan Moss Road

Weather: Mild night ahead

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

There’ll be scattered cloud this afternoon with some sunny spells. Feeling warm with highs of 21C (70F).


There’ll be variable amounts of cloud tonight with some clear spells. It’ll be mild with lows of 12C (54F).

Leicester stabbing: Roads re-open

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Roads in Leicester city centre that were shut after a man was stabbed in the early hours have now re-opened.


The victim, a man in his 50s, was found injured at around 12.50am this morning (Wednesday 31 May) at the junction of Sanvey Gate and Soar Lane by a passing police car.

He remains in a critical but stable condition.

Woman robbed at knifepoint at cash machine

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A man with a knife grabbed a woman at a cash machine to steal just £20, Nottinghamshire Police have said.

cash machine robbery
Nottinghamshire Police

It happened outside Asda in Bancroft Lane, Mansfield, at about 08:50 yesterday morning.

The man approached the woman from behind, put an arm around her while holding a knife in the other hand and demanding the cash she had just withdrawn.

cash machine robbery
Nottinghamshire Police

The man, who then ran off onto Sutton Road, was described as white, about 5ft 7ins tall, aged early to mid-30s, with a pale complexion.

Have you seen missing teenager?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Police have appealed for information after a 16-year-old girl went missing from New Basford in Nottingham yesterday.

natalia bogdan
Nottinghamshire Police

Natalia Bogdan was reported missing at about 12:30.

She's around 5ft 4ins tall and was last seen wearing a burgundy hoody with "New York" written on it, red skinny jeans and was carrying a large, grey handbag.

Natalia, who is Polish, is believed to have connections to the West Midlands and London area.

Your photos: Balancing bird in Ruddington

BBC Weather Watchers

Maggie T uploaded this photo of a rather fancy-looking bird balancing on one leg in Ruddington.

Browse more Weather Watcher pics and submit your own here.

Ruddington bird
Maggie T

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, between J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale and J29 for A617.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J29a, Markham (Markham Vale) and J29, A617 (Chesterfield), because of an incident.

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

Chesterfield one-punch killer jailed

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A man has been jailed for killing a man with a single punch during a fight in Chesterfield town centre.

Chris Henchcliffe, 26, died in hospital nine days after suffering head injuries when he was hit by Ben Edwards in Corporation Street in July.

Edwards, 22, of Fieldview Place, Chesterfield, denied manslaughter but was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison.

Ben Edwards
Derbyshire Police

Det Ch Insp Greg McGill, who led the investigation, said: "This case is a tragic example of how one flash of violence can cause such pain, loss and devastation, and should send a stark message about the serious consequences of violence.

“Chris was just on a night out with friends, and never came home because of that incident.

“No argument is worth taking a life for, and as the impact on Chris’ family and the sentence that Ben Edwards has received show, the devastation caused by just one punch can be far-reaching.”

Queues for free pizza

Sandish Shoker

BBC Radio Nottingham

There's a huge queue of people waiting for free pizza in Nottingham's Old Market Square.

free pizza

MOD Pizza has been handing out whole pizzas to mark its first birthday.

Axe-wielding burglar walks in on girl

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A burglar carrying an axe ran away after entering a property and finding an 11-year-old girl.

It happened in South Clifton, near Newark, on Saturday afternoon, police said.

The man picked up the weapon and searched the property in High Street but left empty-handed when he discovered the girl in her bedroom.

Bridge crash causes rail delays

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Rail services between Chesterfield and Sheffield are currently disrupted because of a vehicle hitting a railway bridge, East Midlands Trains has said.

The company said a bridge inspector was due to decide shortly whether it was safe for trains to start crossing it again.

New deal for Magpies favourite Milsom

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Rob Milsom - Notts County's player of the season - has signed a new contract at the club.

The 30-year-old midfielder, who joined the Magpies from Rotherham United in 2015, picked up the fans' player and the players' player awards at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.

Rob Milsom
Notts County

Notts chairman Alan Hardy added: "It goes without saying that we want to keep our best players here at Meadow Lane – and Rob is certainly one of those."

Ice hockey: Panthers snap up new goalie

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Nottingham Panthers have signed 34-year-old Canadian goalie Mike Garnett.

Garnett, who has played in the NHL and the KHL, plans to study at Loughborough University while playing for the Panthers.

Mike Garnett in action for Atlanta
Getty Images

Head coach Corey Neilson said: “We’ve heard nothing but good things about Mike.

"He’s a good fit for us and will be part of our last line of defence alongside Eduard and Sam. I’ve spoken to him at length and he will do a job for us."

New police chief makes cybercrime top priority

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Cybercrime is one of the biggest issues facing our region, according to the incoming chief constable of Derbyshire Police.

Peter Goodman, who takes charge of the force tomorrow, told BBC East Midlands Today not enough was being done to protect the public.

Peter Goodman

He said: "Cybercrime and the explosion of criminality through the digital medium is the biggest emerging threat that we face - because of the number of potential victims.

"We know over 50% of the victims of crime in this country are victims of crime online rather than offline.

"There's more to do and we will do more to make Derbyshire a really hostile place for those who seek to exploit the vulnerable."

Taxi driver punched in hospital parking space row

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A taxi driver suffered a fractured wrist when he was punched in the face by a van driver during a row over a parking space.

The 43-year-old fell to the floor after being assaulted in the outpatient car park at the Nuffield Hospital in Rykneld Road in Derby on 23 May. Police have appealed for witnesses.

Nuffield Hospital

Your photos: Blue skies are back

BBC Weather Watchers

Great to see blue skies have returned. Here's the scene in Loughborough this afternoon, courtesy of Scrappy.


Press gather at Nottingham court for surgeon sentencing

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

If you're wondering why there have been such big crowds outside Nottingham Crown Court today...

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Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson was jailed for 15 years there today for carrying out unnecesary operations on 10 patients.

He falsely told the nine women and one man in the West Midlands they had breast cancer.

Rugby: Betham leaves Tigers for French club

Jason Bourne

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

French club Clermont Auvergne have announced the signing of Leicester Tigers wing Peter Betham.

The Australia international joined Tigers in 2015 and only signed a new contract with the club in January.

Peter Betham
Getty Images

Clermont say they "seized" the opportunity to sign Betham once they learned he "could potentially be released" at Welford Road.

NHS shake-up planned in Derbyshire

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Derbyshire's clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are proposing to merge in a shake-up of the NHS in the county, according to the Health Service Journal.

There are currently Southern Derbyshire, Hardwick, Erewash and North Derbyshire CCGs.

They won't be saying more about the plans until after the election.

Classic cars stolen in break-in

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Three classic cars were stolen from a house in Derbyshire after being loaded onto a flatbed lorry, police have said.

classic car
Derbyshire Police

The house, in South Normanton, was broken into between 10:00 and 15:00 on May 17.

Police said two men were seen on Market Street loading the cars onto the lorry.

classic car
Derbyshire Police

The cars were a red Austin Van, a green Austin 7 and a Lanchester 10.

Documentation for the vehicles was also stolen.

classic car
Derbyshire Police

Teacher banned for helping GCSE pupils too much

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

A Worksop teacher has been banned from teaching at any school in England after giving GCSE students too much help with their work.

Outwood Academy Portland

Mandy Carter, who was head of geography at Outwood Academy Portland, gave one or more students "help and support beyond what was permitted by the exam board's guidelines", a National College for Teaching and Leadership panel found.

She also failed to sufficiently record how much time students had spent on their work.

Other allegations, including that she let pupils copy each others' work and added sentences to their assessments, were not proven.

Ms Carter, 45, can apply for the prohibition order to be reviewed after five years.

Could football fan be proved right about Riyad Mahrez?

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

An Arsenal fan who bought a shirt with Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez's name on the back last summer has said he "regrets" getting rid of it.

Asad Balal in a Mahrez shirt and Riyad Mahrez
@AsadBalal/Twitter/Getty Images

Arsenal season ticket holder Asad Balal went viral on social media last summer after being pictured with the shirt, but his purchase proved in vain as Mahrez stayed with Leicester.

But the Algerian told Leicester on Tuesday he wanted to leave the club, sparking fresh speculation he could join Arsenal and prove Asad was right all along.

"I do regret getting rid of the shirt to charity," Mr Balal said.

"I saw the rumours as well and I was thinking you know what, what if it actually happens this year and I get to prove everyone wrong?"

Mr Balal added he would "100%" get another Mahrez shirt should the Gunners seal the deal this summer.

The sale of the original shirt raised £140 for an animal charity.

Weather: Staying summery

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Some cloud will build this afternoon but there’ll still be plenty of bright and sunny weather with light winds and highs of 21C (70F).


Watch: East Midlands General Election debate highlights

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Did you miss last night's BBC East Midlands General Election debate? Candidates from the five main parties clashed over a number of issues including terrorism, the impact on farming of Brexit, the NHS and whether the region was falling behind the Northern Powerhouse.

Nicky Morgan for the Conservatives said her party would safeguard farmers' EU subsidies during the two-year Brexit negotiations...

But Barry Holliday said the UK's farmers would be better off staying in the EU and keeping its payments, which the Liberal Democrats would allow them to do...

When the panel were quizzed about the state of the NHS, Labour's Chris Williamson invoked the spirit of former Prime Minister Clement Attlee in an appeal to the audience...

Pressed about whether the East Midlands was falling behind places and regions like the Northern Powerhouse - Kat Boettge for the Green Party claimed a different type of economic plan could help...

...but has she borrowed a turn of phrase from Donald Trump?

Meanwhile, UKIP's Roger Helmer said it was Brexit that would ultimately help businesses - by cutting regulations...

That was just a selection of highlights from last night's debate - you can catch up on it in full here.

Man appears in court over death of Derby woman

Giles Taylor

BBC East Midlands Today reporter

Atual Mustafa has appeared at Nottingham Crown Court this morning charged with the murder of a 37-year-old woman in Derby.

sobhia Tabsim Khan
Family handout

Sobhia Tabasim Khan, 37, (pictured) was found dead inside her home in Pear Tree Crescent, Normanton, on Saturday night.

Mr Mustafa didn’t enter a plea and has been remanded on bail for a further hearing in Nottingham in September with a view to a two-week trial in December.

The cause of death has not yet been ascertained.

'Bitches' t-shirt 'tame'


The news that a group of women kicked off a Jet2 flight at East Midlands Airport for wearing a t-shirt which bore the slogan "bitches on tour" has got you talking over on Twitter.

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Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire southbound severe disruption, at J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound at J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Brewers striker facing busy summer

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Burton Albion midfielder Jackson Irvine has been called up to the Australia squad for five games over the next two months.

The Socceroos are due to face Saudi Arabia in a World Cup qualifier before taking on Brazil in a friendly in Melbourne.

Jackson Irvine
Getty Images

They then travel to the Confederations Cup in Russia where they will face Germany, Cameroon and Chile in the group stage.