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Driver who went on rampage ending in pensioner’s death is given life sentence

A man who killed an 87-year-old grandfather after driving into him at a bus stop in Mansfield Woodhouse has today been handed a life sentence – with a minimum of 14 years to serve.Gavin Collins,...

Knife carrying Nottingham drug dealer jailed

A 19-year-old man who tried to evade police on his bicycle has been sentenced to 29 months in prison after officers found a knife and class A and B drugs in his possession.Mason Knight, of...

Man filmed waving knife after Nottingham stabbing is jailed for 12 years

A man filmed wildly waving a knife around in a busy city centre street after leaving a teenager fighting for his life has been jailed for 12 years.Judah Chilink, of Ryehill Close, The Meadows, was...

Man jailed for multiple bicycle thefts at Queen’s Medical Centre and University of Nottingham

A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for stealing eight bikes from outside the QMC and University of Nottingham Campus between 2 November 2019 and 25 March 2020.Nottinghamshire Police had received multiple...

Clifton man jailed after being caught with a knife at Pryzm nightclub

A man failed to take his second chance when he was given a suspended sentence - and landed himself in jail for carrying a knife.Officers were called to Pryzm Nightclub, in Lower Parliament Street, in...

Couple sentenced after cannabis grow is found in Clifton

A couple arrested after police found a cannabis grow in the loft of a Clifton home have been given suspended prison sentences.Officers discovered a grow of 12 plants after executing a warrant at an address...

Burglar jailed after fingerprints found on his celebratory beer can

A burglar who targeted the same property three times in as many weeks was caught by police after he enjoyed a post-crime beer.Adrian Chaladus, 29, forced entry to an empty property in Osborne Grove, Nottingham,...

Jail for man who robbed two women at knifepoint in Notts alleyway

A knifepoint robber who was arrested after threatening two women in an alleyway has been put behind bars.The victims were out walking together around the Kimberley area, on the night of 26 March 2020, when...

Jail for Nottingham man who robbed delivery driver and spat at a police officer

A man who robbed a pizza delivery driver and later spat at a police officer has been jailed for 21 months.Ryan Francis, 36, of Forest Road West, Nottingham, pleaded guilty to robbery, assault of an...

Nottingham double shooting: Police arrest two teenagers

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a double shooting after police executed warrants in Bulwell and Top Valley last night (Tuesday 23 June 2020).A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of wounding with...

Nottinghamshire armed robbers jailed for total of over 24 years

This is the terrifying moment a robber held a gun to a woman's head in the first of a series of three armed raids.The 26-year-old, of no fixed address, was branded "dangerous" by Judge James...

Man wanted for five years in Poland found hiding under a bed in Nottingham

A 28-year-old man wanted for more than five years by Polish authorities in connection with violent robberies was found hiding under a bed in Nottingham today.The man was arrested in connection with two European Arrest...

Drug dealer sentenced after scales and dealer list found during search of home

A 22-year-old drug dealer has been sentenced after a set of scales and a phone was hidden under the floorboards and cannabis and mamba were seized.Officers also found a dealer list, as well as other...

Jail for men who burgled Nottingham students at gunpoint

Six men who terrified a trio of students during a gun-point burglary in Nottingham have been jailed for a total of nearly 40 years – thanks to modern technology and some very speedy police work.The...

Boy jailed after his DNA recovered from a weapon links him to serious stabbing

A police investigation which used DNA to link a teenager to a serious stabbing in Nottingham city centre has led to him being locked up for four years.The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named...

Notts man, 42, who posed as teenager to groom girl is jailed for five years

A man who posed as a teenager to groom a 14-year-old girl online has been jailed for five years after admitting child sexual offences.Neville Poole, 42, befriended the girl on social media and made up...

Nottingham man jailed after pub assault

A man who punched another man to the floor and kicked him as he appeared to lay unconscious has been sentenced to eight months in prison.Perry Mason, 29, of HMP Nottingham, appeared at Nottingham Crown...

Prolific burglar jailed for over eight years

A man who committed an aggravated burglary in Woodthorpe, burgled a house in Mapperley and tried to break into a house in Carlton has been locked up for eight years and three months.Christian Lawson appeared...

Organised gang who operated from Nottingham barber shop jailed for more than 50 years

Members of an organised drugs gang that operated from a Bestwood barber shop as well as other locations in Nottinghamshire have been jailed for a combined total of more than 50 years.The gang had been...

Wanted man stops for coffee in Colwick – and gets arrested

A man wanted by police since the beginning of this year was arrested in Nottingham yesterday.The 32-year-old man, wanted in connection with money laundering offences in Nottinghamshire and Kent, was suspected to have left the...

Man jailed following Nottinghamshire shoplifting spree

A 40-year-old man has been jailed for 14 months following a three-month shoplifting spree.Leeroy Simpson, of Croft Avenue in Long Eaton, pleaded guilty to breaching a criminal behaviour order and ten shop thefts at Nottingham...

Notts teenager jailed for membership of banned neo-Nazi group

A Nottinghamshire teenager was among four people who were today jailed for being members of the banned National Action right-wing neo-Nazi group.Connor Scothern, 19, from Arnold, was among a group of three men and a...

Cannabis plants worth £60,000 found in Bulwell, Nottingham

Nottingham Police recovered cannabis plants worth an estimated street value of around £60,000 were seized from a property in Bulwell this morning.Officers from the Bulwell and Bulwell Forest Neighbourhood Policing Teams as well as Nottinghamshire...

Car key burglar jailed for over three years

A Mapperley man has been jailed for three-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to a car key burglary.Ryan Unsworth, 26, entered a home in Teesdale Road, Nottingham, on the night of 6 April 2019, before taking...

Man who attacked victim with hammer and drove into him is jailed for 10 years

A man who attacked another man with a hammer and then drove into him as he tried to escape has been jailed for 10 years.As a result of the vicious attack the victim sustained a...

Notts man who raped sleeping woman jailed for six years

A man who raped a woman while she slept has been sentenced to six years in prison.Kevin Carter, 34, formerly of West Street in Hucknall, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on 8 April. He had...

This man spat at police officers last week – today he’s in jail for 12 months

A judge in Nottinghamshire has taken swift action to jail a man who spat at police officers while claiming to have symptoms of Coronavirus.Paul Leivers 48, of Tideswell Court, Mansfield, has been locked up after...

Bingham man who hid cocaine in his boxer shorts is convicted

A drug dealer who hid cocaine in his boxer shorts has been convicted.Joe Hornigold, from Bingham was seen at Nottingham Crown Court earlier this month (17 March 2020).He was charged with one count of possession...

Distraction burglar who targeted disabled Rushcliffe woman is jailed

A distraction burglar who targeted a disabled 71-year-old woman in Gotham has been locked up for more than six years.Dean Collins, 42, knocked at the woman’s door offering gardening...

Man who attacked and robbed a man in East Leake jailed

A man who attacked a 51-year-old man in East Leake and stole his possessions has been sentenced to four years in prison.Thomas Smith, 33, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday...