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  1. Updates for Monday 15 May 2017
  2. Murder investigation in Enderby
  3. Post-mortem due after Drayton Manor park death
  4. Man dies after collapsing on doorstep
  5. Cyber attack still impacting GP surgeries
  6. Lamb and dog missing for one week
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

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By Khia Lewis-Todd and Amy Woodfield

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: Odd spot of rain

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC weather presenter

    Tonight it’ll be mild and cloudy. Apart from the odd spot of rain it should stay mostly dry. 

    More cloud tomorrow with some patchy rain through the morning and early afternoon. 

    Lows of 13C (55F).

  3. Your photos: Rainy East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to our Weather Watcher Stoneyford View for sending us this shot of the rainy leaves from Heanor.


    Despite the wet day Maggie T sure knows how to brighten things up, she sent this in from East Leake.

    East Leake
  4. Funeral for girl fatally injured at theme park

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The funeral of 11-year-old Evha Jannath will be held in Leicester tomorrow.

    The girl died after falling from the Splash Canyon ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park while in a school trip last Tuesday.

    Splash Canyon ride

    The Muslim Burial Council of Leicestershire has been providing help and support to Evha’s family - they have asked people not to speculate about about what happened that day.

    Chairman Suleman Nagdi has said: "Evha’s death has touched the hearts of many people in the UK and beyond.

    "At this most difficult time our thoughts and prayers go out to Evha’s family and friends as well as all those who have been affected by this awful tragedy." 

  5. Factory worker was 'hit with up to eight tonnes of pressure'

    Amy Harris

    Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    The inquest into the death of Tarsem Singh has heard how the 52-year-old man was fatally injured at the Leicester factory where he worked. 

    In April last year Tarsem was operating a pressurised piece of machinery at Nylacast Engineering Plastic Solutions that moulds plastic into 3m long rods. 

    Tarsem Singh

    A thud was heard and he was found lying near a piece of machinery which paramedics believed had flown off and struck him - that's up to eight tonnes of pressure hitting Tarsem in the chest.

    That trauma led to a heart attack, which according to the pathologist, was the principal cause of death. 

    We haven't head evidence from officials or employees from Nylacast yet but the jury was told there was no equipment failure or fault found and no evidence to support a case of corporate manslaughter from the police investigation.

    The inquest is expected to hear from colleagues and Tarsem's widow.

  6. Pedestrian hospitalised following collision in Ashbourne

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    A pedestrian has been air lifted to hospital after he was hit by a car in Ashbourne.

    Police say they received a call at about 14:10 this afternoon to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and silver Ford Fiesta car, in Park road.

    The pedestrian - reported locally to be a teenaged boy - was taken to Queen's Medical Centre. The extent of his injuries have not been revealed.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J21 for M69 and J21A for A46 Leicester North.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J21, M69 (Leicester) and J21a, A46 (Leicester North), because of a broken down van.

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

  8. Missing teen 'concerns' police

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police have said they're concerned about Sinead McKenna who has been missing since Friday night.

    The 14-year-old is from the Bakersfield area of Nottingham.

    Sinead McKenna
  9. Man absconds Sudbury prison

    BBC Radio Derby

    This is Michael Ford who absconded from HMP Sudbury yesterday.

    He was sentenced to eight years and ten months for GBH, robbery and conspiracy to supply controlled drugs, police said.

    Officers said his last known address was in Stoke-On-Trent.

    Michael Ford
  10. Man arrested after house fire

    A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a house fire in Bulwell.

    Firefighters from three stations tackled the blaze in the terraced building in Larch Gardens yesterday afternoon.

    Nobody was injured in the fire.

  11. Jury sworn in for child sex trial of former BBC radio presenters

    Tom Turrell

    BBC Midlands Today

    A jury has been sworn in for the trial of two ex-BBC radio presenters facing child sex charges.

    Julie and Tony Wadsworth

    Married couple Julie and Tony Wadsworth, who presented on BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM, as well as BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, are accused at Warwick Crown Court of sexual offences against four children in the 1990s. 

    Julie Wadsworth, who used her maiden name Mayer while on air, stands accused of five counts of outraging public decency and 12 counts of indecent assault on a male person. 

    Tony Wadsworth is charged with five counts of outraging public decency and 10 counts of indecent assault on a male person. 

  12. Police want this man after bank cards were taken

    Police are looking for this man after a woman's purse was stolen and her cards used in shops across Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. 


    The theft happened after the woman fell asleep on a train between Doncaster and Retford last month. 

    When she woke up, she realised her purse had been taken from her bag under her seat. 

    Her contactless bank cards were used at Superdrug, Asda and Bustens in Retford. 

    They were later used at other shops in the Wakefield, Pontefract and  Leeds areas.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J29 for A617 and J29a for Markham Lane Markham Vale.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J29, A617 (Chesterfield) and J29a, Markham (Markham Vale), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

  14. Court prepares for radio presenters trial

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The jury's been sworn in for the case against two former BBC Radio Leicester presenters.

    Julie and Tony Wadsworth are accused of sexual offences against four children in the 1990s.

    Julie and Tony Wadsworth

    Julie is accused of five counts of outraging public decency and 12 counts of indecent assault on a male whilst Tony stands accused of five counts of outraging public decency and 10 counts of indecent assault of a male. 

    Both deny the charges - the trial is expected to start on Wednesday.

  15. Teen stabbed in the leg

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A 16-year-old boy has been treated in hospital after he was stabbed in the leg in Nottingham.

    It happened on Gregory Boulevard at about 19:25 yesterday - his injuries were not life-threatening.