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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 22 May 2017
  2. Men jailed for killing man for life savings
  3. Gunshots heard in Leicester
  4. Man threatened with knife at tram stop
  5. Gym reopens after chemical mix-up
  6. Jamie Vardy puts house up for sale
  7. David Bowie outfit made from 15,000 drinking straws
  8. Leicester's Roman mosaic to go on display
  9. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Amy Woodfield and Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live updates across the day

    That's all from the East Midlands live page - updates will start again on Tuesday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: Staying warm

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Staying dry and bright with some late spells of sunshine this evening.

    weather

    Overnight, cloud will clear for a time. It’ll be mild with the risk of a few mist and fog patches in prone spots.

    Minimum temperature: 11C (52F).

  3. Tony Fisher 'a true gentleman'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Philip Shears, prosecuting, read out a number of victim impact statements during the sentencing hearing.

    Reading a statement from Tony Fisher’s wife, Elaine, Mr Shears said: “Her husband she describes as a funny, charming, hard-working man who fought for his place in life.”

    Mr Shears also spoke of Mr Fisher’s pride in his two children and their achievements, as well as Mr Fisher’s grandchild, who was the “light of Mr Fisher’s life”.

    Tony Fisher

    Reading a statement from Mr Fisher’s son, Andrew, Mr Shears said: “[He was a] true gentleman and can never be replaced.”

    The court also heard Mr Fisher was one of nine siblings and was a “local lad, born and bred in Nottingham”.

  4. Tony Fisher murder: Jury applauded

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Following the sentencing hearing, the judge was quick to praise Mr Fisher’s family for their “incredible dignity and restraint”.

    “I convey my condolences to you all,” he said.

    The jury were also applauded by members of the public gallery as they left the courtroom.

  5. Murderer 'recruited' son and cousin

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Sentencing Marcus Barton, Mr Justice Jay called him a “career criminal”, adding Barton was responsible for recruiting his son, Jaydon Roberts-Barton, and his distant cousin Nathan Barton.

    The judge at Nottingham Crown Court said Marcus Barton had shown no remorse, and the decision to recruit his son was “both perplexing and sad”.

    nottingham crown court

    Nathan Barton, who was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter, was told he was "not a bright young man".

    "You were downstairs while Mr Fisher was being tortured. Once Simon Palmer’s violence started, it must have been obvious there was a risk of death.”

    Addressing Jaydon Roberts-Barton, the judge said: “The horror of this case has not escaped you. For whatever reason, your father wanted you to be there that night."

  6. Royal medal for plane crash policeman

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Talk about being "thrown in at the deep end" - this Derbyshire policeman had to deal with the aftermath of the Kegworth air disaster just two days out of probation.

    Now, Jack Atwal - who went on to lead Derby police - has received a medal at Buckingham Palace...

    Jack Atwal

    The former chief superintendent has now retired after 30 years in the service but last week he was given the Queens’ Police Medal (QPM) for his distinguished service.

    Quote Message: I was immensely proud to receive the award from Prince Charles. The event was excellent and hearing the citations of ordinary, hardworking individuals serving their community was humbling. The day was also tinged with sadness as it was the last day I will wear my police uniform, something I was always very proud to do.” from Jack Atwal Former Chief Superintendent, Derbyshire Constabulary
    Jack AtwalFormer Chief Superintendent, Derbyshire Constabulary
  7. Murderer was a 'devious and dangerous man'

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    Mr Fisher was subjected to the “brutal, vicious assault” for an estimated 15 to 20 minutes and that he died several minutes afterwards, Nottingham Crown Court heard.

    “Overall, what this amounts to is Mr Fisher was tortured to give up the contents of his safe,” Mr Justice Jay said.

    He added as the men left “clutching bundles of £20 notes”, Mr Fisher was left for dead in his chair “with blood everywhere”.

    Simon Palmer

    Addressing Palmer, the judge called him the “ringleader of this enterprise”.

    “You are undoubtedly a devious and dangerous man. You have a considerable record for crimes of violence," he said.

    “You are the sort of man who does not hesitate to use extreme measures to compel others to act against their will. You are a calculated and practiced liar.”

    As he was being taken away by dock officers, Palmer shouted “I didn’t do it”, and was later heard to shout: “I’m an innocent man”.

    Tony Fisher
  8. Your pictures: East Midlands soaks up sun

    BBC Weather Watchers

    A lot of you have been out and about enjoying the sunny weather today.

    Here's Hathern in Leicestershire...

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    ...Chesterfield in Derbyshire...

    chesterfield

    ...and Gedling in Nottinghamshire.

    gedling
  9. Milk bottles 'best way to advertise'

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    We showed you these milk bottles earlier that were found in reporter Dave Wade's garden.

    milk bottles

    Lucy Thomas from the Theatre Royal said they were the quirkiest way of advertising their plays.

    “Back in the day before the internet, the best way of reaching someone’s hand was a milk bottle because people in the '80s and '90s had their milk delivered and it was in their hand at breakfast time," she said.

    “Today there are smartphones and social media and people don’t get their milk delivered anymore or, if they do, it’s in plastic bottles.”

    Frank Bruno

    She said the theatre had some bottles in its archives, including one advertising a panto featuring Frank Bruno in the '90s, and would love to see any other memorabilia people had found in their attics - or gardens.

  10. Body identified following public appeal

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A social media appeal has helped police to identify a man who died in the grounds of Leicester Royal Infirmary on Wednesday.

    Police had been unable to identify the man but following the appeal his family has now been informed.

    His death is not being treated as suspicious.

  11. Have you seen missing teenager?

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Police have issued an appeal to find a 16-year-old who has gone missing from Radford in Nottingham.

    Braydon Forbes

    Braydon Forbes was last seen at around 10:00 last Tuesday.

    He is known to have connections to the Grantham area.

  12. BreakingMen jailed for killing Carlton dad

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    The four men who killed Tony Fisher in his home in Carlton last January have been jailed.

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    Simon Palmer, 43, of Daybrook (pictured top right) has been sentenced to life in prison and ordered to serve a minimum of 33 years for murder and conspiracy to rob.

    Marcus Barton, 42, of Bestwood (top left), was also given a life sentence and ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years for the same charges.

    Nathan Barton, 23, of Basford (bottom left), has been jailed for 19 years for manslaughter and 14 years concurrently for conspiracy to rob.

    Jaydon Roberts-Barton, 21 (centre), of St Ann's was sentenced to 18 years for manslaughter and 13 years concurrently conspiracy to rob.

    Vincent Hawkins, 33, of Sneinton (bottom right), was jailed for five years for perverting course of justice.

  13. Men who killed dad 'callous, heartless, cowards'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Tony Fisher’s wife, Elaine, and son, Andrew, issued a statement saying their lives "changed forever" when they found his body last January.

    Quote Message: It was all your worst nightmares and an image that can never leave my mind...To know his last moments on this earth were filled with fear and pain has been something all of Tony’s family have struggled to both comprehend and cope with...Everyone locally will also know Tony was a decent, hard-working man...We know he co-operated with the men that broke into the house. They didn’t need to terrorise or kill him....They are callous, heartless, cowards - the very worst of mankind and there is no place in our community for them." from Elaine and Andrew Fisher
    Elaine and Andrew Fisher
    Tony Fisher
  14. Four men 'tortured' and killed man for life savings

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Four men have been found guilty of killing a man in Carlton and robbing him of his life savings, police have said.

    Tony Fisher, 58, was found dead at his home in Coningswath Road by his family in January last year after being tortured and suffering multiple stab wounds.

    Simon Palmer, Marcus Barton, Nathan Barton, Jaydon Roberts-Basrton Vincent Hawkins

    Marcus Barton, his son Jaydon Robert-Barton, another relative Nathan Barton and Simon Palmer broke into Mr Fisher's home and brutally beat him to force him to reveal where he kept his money.

    The men made off with between £10,000 and £14,000 after Mr Fisher gave them access to his safes.

    Palmer, 43, of Daybrook (pictured top right), Marcus Barton, 42, of Bestwood (top left), Nathan Barton, 23, of Basford (bottom left), and Jaydon Roberts-Barton, 21, St Ann's (centre), were each charged with murder and conspiracy to rob.

    A fifth man, Vincent Hawkins, 33, of Sneinton, was charged with assisting an offender after he took the men's clothes and burned them in a park in Carlton Hill.

    They all denied the offences but were found guilty by a jury at Nottingham Crown Court today. They will be sentenced at the same court later today.

    Det Ch Inspector Hayley Williams said Mr Fisher was "a decent, hard-working family man".

    "The evidence showed that the injuries to Tony amounted to torture. The next door neighbours heard a commotion lasting up to 20 minutes which shows Tony’s ordeal was prolonged," she said.

  15. Four Yorkshire players in World Cup cricket squad

    BBC Sport

    Congratulations to Yorkshire Cricket players Katherine Brunt, Danielle Hazell, Beth Langston and Lauren Winfield.

    They've all been selected to represent England at the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup, with the first game of the tournament due to be played against India at Derby on 24 June:

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  16. Biker's family told of fatal crash

    Lee Thomas

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

    The family of a motorcyclist have been told of his death, police say, as they investigate a crash with a lorry on the M6 in Cheshire.

    Cheshire Police says the 53-year-old man from Midway, Derbyshire, died at the scene after the northbound collision just before junction 18 on Saturday morning.