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Dog walker knocked unconscious in park robbery

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

A dog walker was knocked unconscious during a robbery in a park yesterday morning, police said.

The 31-year-old man was approached by three other men in Carr Bank Park on Windmill Lane, Mansfield, at about 06:00 while he walked his dog.

Nottinghamshire Police said one of the group asked him for a lighter before he was struck to the head, knocking him unconscious.

Carr Bank Park entrance

The force believes the men took his mobile phone and belongings.

Det Sgt Mark Shaw said the victim was not seriously injured but they are now asking for the public's help to find the three men involved.

Man given hospital order over child sex offences

Liam Barnes

BBC News

A man has been given an indeterminate hospital order after admitting a string of child sex offences.

Simon Limb pleaded guilty to 18 counts - including sexual assault on a child under 13, causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in a sexual act and possessing prohibited images of children - when appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday.

After the 30-year-old, of Corporation Oaks in St Ann's, was arrested in November 2018 for historic child sexual offences, officers found hundreds of images on his phone.

Nottinghamshire Police said the offending took place against two girls between 2006 and 2010, and 2015 and 2018.

He has also been made the subject of a lifelong sexual harm prevention order.

Simon Limb
Nottinghamshire Police

Limb's offending was sustained over many years and I commend the two victims for the bravery they have shown in coming forward."

Det Con Kerry PeaceNottinghamshire Police