Archive for the ‘Police’ Category

Derbyshire Safer Neighbourhoods Team

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Rural Crime Reporting Form

A new crime form has been launched to encourage communities to report rural and wildlife crimes online.

Sergeant Chris Wilkinson, from the force’s Rural, Wildlife and Heritage Crime Team, said “We want to reassure our rural communities that we are here to support you if you need us.

“By offering an online way of reporting these crimes directly to our team, we can take all the details we need to provide an efficient and suitable police response. This should also save time for the person reporting the crime.

“Whilst we do investigate these crimes thoroughly already, and put other crime prevention measures in place, we do know that rural communities can sometimes feel expected to put up with criminal activity. We are committed to proving that this is not the case.” Read the full article on our website: Specialist rural and wildlife reporting tools launched in Derbyshire | Derbyshire Constabulary

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Appeal After Road Incident on A5012

Officers are appealing for information after a road incident on the A5012 between Pikehall and Winster.The incident is described as a near miss collision reportedly involving a black Skoda Octavia and another car, which happened at around 5pm on 10 September.

The Skoda is understood to have driven off in the direction of Cromford following the incident.Officers would like to speak with the driver of a small red car, which was in the area at the time, as they believe they may have information about the incident.

If you were the driver of the red car, or have any other information please contact us quoting the name Detective Constable Lucy Irwin.

•Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

•Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact

•Website – complete the online contact form•Phone – call us on 101.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 .

If you have dash cam footage that may be useful for officers, please ensure it is securely downloaded to another device and kept safely for them to view.

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Police Appeal for Witnesses

After an horrendous accident at Pikehall this morning, police are appealing for witnesses. For further information and contact details go to

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Information Wanted

Can You Help With Information about the Death of Ian Mellor?

The family of a man who died in an incident in Tissington are urging the public to come forward with information to help the investigation into his death. Ian Mellor was found by police and paramedics in a blue Ford Focus in Chapel Lane, Tissington, at around 2.30am on Thursday 9 July. Ian, who was from Bradbourne, was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital where he died on July 21.

Officers are now making enquiries into the hours prior to the 37-year-old being found and his family are urging anyone with information to come forward. Ian’s mother, Sheila, said: “Ian was a much-loved son, brother and partner and was well known in Bradbourne – as well as Ashbourne and Matlock where he was a regular drinker in a number of pubs. He was a hugely social person and his death has come as a huge shock to his family and friends. I know there must be people who saw Ian the night before he died and I would ask you please, for the sake of his family and friends, please come forward and tell the police anything you might know.”

Anyone with who may have seen Ian between 6.30pm on Wednesday 8 July and 2pm on Thursday 9 July is urged to contact Derbyshire police. It is understood Ian was in the Ashbourne and Parwich areas and any drivers with dashcam footage that may have captured a blue Ford Focus, number plate AK08 TRT, are asked to download any footage and store it safely for an officer to view.

Anyone with information can contact Derbyshire police in confidence using any of the below methods, including reference 20*350106 in any correspondence:

•    Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
•    Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
•    Website – complete the online contact form
•    Phone – call us on 101.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Some time between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning someone has driven into our car while it was parked outside our house opposite to Pump Hill. We didn’t hear it happen and no note has been left. (see photos) To hit it going forward would have meant the other vehicle was on the wrong side of the road. But there are no skid marks or damage down the side of the car. Perhaps someone reversed into it? If anyone saw this happen or remembers passing and seeing (or not)  the damage caused then any information would be gratefully received. Or if you have seen any suspicious new damage on any other vehicle!
Andrew M

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Video: Please watch.

This weekend, a number of pubs across the county will re-open after almost 15 weeks of lockdown.

As much as we’d like it to be, the experience won’t be one we recognise.

Please remember that social distancing rules continue to apply. You may be expected to queue outside venues or at the bar once you are inside and provide your details at each premises you visit to assist with test and trace.

We all have a responsibility to stop the spread of Coronavirus so please maintain a distance of two metres from those around you.

In this short video, Chief Inspector Becky Webster and Mike Kay, Head of Licensing at Derby City Council, discuss the extra steps that licensed premises across Derbyshire have had to take.

Staff at the Holly Bush Inn in Makeney let us in for a glimpse behind the scenes, showing how the pub experience has massively changed to ensure people can visit safely – with new measures such as face shields for bar staff now in place.

Covid-19 still presents a significant and deadly threat to public health. People should continue to wash their hands regularly and maintain social distancing.

Please reconsider your plans if you arrive somewhere and establish that distancing isn’t achievable.

Be aware of how excess drinking and violent behaviour may impact the emergency services at this time.

Extra officers will be on patrol this weekend to make sure that people can enjoy the county’s pubs, clubs and restaurants safely.

We want everyone to have a good time, but please do so safely, responsibly, and with respect for the public health measures in place.

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Policing in Derbyshire Survey

If you live in Derbyshire, the Police and Crime Commissioner is interested in your views about policing in your local area during the current pandemic.

If you can, please take a couple of minutes to complete the anonymous survey available here

No matter where you live in Derbyshire, whether an urban, suburban or rural area, your views are important.

The survey is a quick snapshot of opinion and will close on 7 August. So if you can, please share this with your friends and colleagues so all neighbourhoods have their chance to have their voice heard.

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As businesses such as pubs and restaurants open their doors to the public from Saturday 4 July, we are offering advice to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Please remember that social distancing rules continue to apply and you may be expected to queue outside venues or at the bar once you are inside and provide your details at each premises you visit to assist with track and trace.
We all have a responsibility to stop the spread of coronavirus so maintain a distance of two metres from those around you.

We anticipate that the city, and towns across the county, will be busy when establishments re-open for the first time so if you need to book a taxi, make sure you do so well in advance.

The advice is that you should avoid using public transport where possible but if you do need to use a train or bus, remember that face coverings must be worn.

Extra officers will be on patrol this weekend to make sure that people can enjoy the county’s pubs, clubs and restaurants safely.

Owners of on-licences premises will need to have the appropriate risk assessments and plans in place to ensure both staff and customer safety. Owners should seek advice from their local environmental health officers and licensing teams for further advice if required.

Inspector Emma Marshall said: “It’s great for the local economy that the pubs and restaurants can re-open, however people visiting need to be aware that their evening out is likely to be very different from previous nights out in the towns and cities.

“People will need to be patient as queues are likely to be longer than expected and respect the rights of other to socially distance while everyone takes the opportunity to enjoy themselves. We will be supporting our colleagues in environmental health to identify breaches and take appropriate action where necessary.”

Councillor Jonathan Smale, Cabinet Member for Communities, Neighbourhoods and Streetpride, said: “Derby has been awarded Purple Flag status as a safe and welcoming place to come and enjoy a night out for the past six years. Coronavirus isn’t going to change that. We’re working really hard with our great venues to ensure that it’s going to be just as safe to come into Derby and enjoy a really good night out whilst following the necessary guidelines to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

“Things are obviously going to be different and so we’re asking people to be respectful, patient and work with us to make sure we can continue to enjoy a safe night out.”

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101 Calls

We are experiencing a high number of calls to our 101 non-emergency number this afternoon so you may have to wait longer to speak to an operator.

If you want to contact us, please consider using alternative methods;

• Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
• Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
• Website – complete the online contact form

To report a potential breach of Covid19 guidelines, please use this form on our website:
Remember to call 999 only in an emergency.

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More Funding to Monitor Speeding


Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has taken action on public concerns over speeding – pledging additional funding to expand community speed monitoring across all corners of the county.

The Commissioner, who recently announced the addition of two new full-time posts to coordinate and manage the county’s Community Speed Watch (CSW) programme, has now revealed funding for 20 new ‘grab bags’ containing speed monitoring equipment, which will be deployed to all policing units in Derbyshire.

Speeding remains the most frequently raised issue in all of Derbyshire’s towns, villages and neighbourhoods.

Acting on the concerns raised during the PCC’s countywide #D383 tour, Mr Dhindsa has pledged to expand CSW and make it easier for local people to proactively address problems in their villages and neighbourhoods to reduce road traffic collisions. (more…)

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Burglary Dwelling & Non Dwelling

Not in Parwich, thank goodness, but I thought worth posting-

There has been several Burglaries overnight in Bradbourne, Carsington and Newton Grange, Ashbourne..
Anyone with information that may assist enquiries please contact PC15049 Beardshall at Matlock Police.
Ashbourne, Brailsford and Carsington Police

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Police take Action in Longcliffe


A man has been arrested after a large amount of plant equipment was recovered during a warrant, along with suspected drugs and tobacco.

On Wednesday, October 7, the Rural Crime Team executed a warrant at a farm in Longcliffe. They found a large amount of high-value plant equipment, which officers believe to have been stolen.

They also discovered what they believe to be drugs and tobacco.

A 31-year-old man from Overseal was arrested in connection with the theft of plant equipment and possessing drugs. He has been released while investigations continue.

Inquiries are continuing to identify the rightful owners of the equipment.

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Witnesses Wanted to Newhaven Accident

Officers investigating a collision in Newhaven, on Friday 20 September, are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Officers were called at 10.20am that morning to reports of a collision between a maroon Citroen C4 and white Vauxhall Astra on the northbound Newhaven stretch of the A515, towards Buxton.

The 58-year-old driver of the Astra was airlifted to Stoke hospital but on arrival his injuries were not deemed to be serious.

A 69-year-old man, a passenger in the C4, was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital where he was then assessed as having life threatening injuries. He is understood to have been transferred to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for further treatment.

The driver of the C4, a 58-year-old woman, was also taken to hospital in Derby but her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

If you witnessed the incident, or were driving nearby at the time and have dashcam installed, please contact us via one of the contact methods provided.

Please quote reference number 19*502525 in any correspondence.

Any footage that may be of use to officers should be downloaded onto another device and safely kept for officers to view.

Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website – complete the online contact form
Phone – call us on 101.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Missing Person Appeal

Update from Derbyshire Constabulary:

A body, believed to be that of missing Youlgrave man Robert Graham Moore, known as Graham, was discovered on the morning of Saturday 22 June by Mountain Rescue search teams.

The body was found in a wooded area nearby to the Chatsworth Estate, Bakewell.

Mr Moore was last seen at 1.30pm on Sunday, June 16 at Sainsbury’s in Matlock.

Formal identification is yet to take place but Mr Moore’s family have been informed. Our thoughts are with them at this sad time.

Officers do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

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Policing Concerns?


Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa will be travelling around the Derbyshire Dales area of Derbyshire with his popup stall on Friday 15th March to talk to residents about any local concern or issues as part of his #D383 tour.
Kniveton, outside Kniveton Primary School, Main Street, between 9am and 10am.
Bradbourne, near to the Monument at All Saints Church on Milne Lane, between 10.30am and 11am.
Alsop en le Dale, near to Peak District Spa carpark on Buxton Road, between 11.30am and 12.30pm.
Somersal Herbert, near to St. Peter & St Blaise Church between 1.15pm and 1.45pm.
Rodsley, near to the crossroads on Rodsley Lane, between 2.30pm and 3pm.

PCC Dhindsa is committed to listening to the views of every urban, suburban and rural corner of the community and welcomes anyone who has a local issue to come talk to him at any of the venues.

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Sheep Theft at Hartington


The current trend in livestock thefts has suddenly taken an alarming upward curve with a large scale theft last night.

A number of thefts – mostly sheep – have been reported lately, usually involving fewer than a dozen animals.

These are bad enough and pose a real threat to the livelihoods of the farmers, but last night 71 Texel ewes in lamb were taken from a field at Hartington.

This shows that we have a really serious problem in the area and we need your help.

First of all, if anybody saw some nocturnal activity on Hyde Lane at Hartington then please get in touch. 71 sheep take some shifting so we’re hoping someone will have seen something.

Secondly, please keep your eyes open and your mind set to inquisitive and don’t hesitate to ring the police if you see anything at all which gives rise to suspicion.

Finally, we need information. Someone knows who’s doing this or may at least have an inkling. There’s no honour in protecting a thief and any information will be treated with complete confidentiality.

Thanks in anticipation.

Message Sent By
James Shirley (Police,Sgt,Derbyshire Dales)

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Police Appeal for Information


Following a serious assault which has left a 16-year-old boy with life threatening injuries two teenagers have been arrested.

On Tuesday, November 13 at 9.40pm officers were called to an address in Middleton-by-Wirksworth to reports that a boy had suffered a head injury. On police and ambulance arrival the boy reported that he had been assaulted with a baseball bat earlier that evening in Millennium Gardens. The boy was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition. A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of assault and have been released on bail.

Detective Inspector Toby Fawcett-Greaves said: “We are continuing to appeal to the public for further information relating to this incident. We would particularly like to speak to anyone in the area that may have CCTV or dashcam footage which may be useful to our enquiries. I would like to thank the public who have contacted us so far and provided vital information. Detectives remain in the area conducting enquiries.”

If you have any information which may assist with our enquiries, please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

Please quote the reference number 18000549251 in any correspondence.

Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website – complete the online contact
Phone – call us on 101.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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Representatives of Ashbourne Police are conducting a series of visits around the local villages to meet residents, give advice and answer any queries regarding personal and property safety.

They will be outside the school in Parwich this Tuesday, 16th, between 2.30 and 3.00 pm.

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Road Conditions

The Police are warning motorists to take care on the roads and not to travel on any higher routes. Locally, with a number of crashes yesterday and more snow overnight, the A515 between Newhaven and Buxton is closed this morning.

Also take care on Alsop Lane as the increased traffic due to the temporary closure of the B5056 has churned up the verges with cars getting stuck in the mud when attempting to pass other vehicles. This will be compounded by the muddy areas being hidden by the snow.

For official information check the County Council website:

and for more local information check the Buxton Weather Watch Facebook page:

Do add comments on any local road conditions, any problems and what is passable.

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Do You Know this Man?

Derbyshire Rural Crime Team

APPEAL. Do you recognise this individual? We are hoping he can assist us with our enquiries into agricultural thefts in the Ashbourne area.

If you have any information relating to who this is please contact us by either calling 101 or e-mail quoting reference 18000045928.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Thank you.

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Church Lead Stolen

I have had to report to the police this morning (29th) that the north porch roof has been lead stripped overnight of its lead , the police want to know of any strange vehicles seen etc.
The crime reference us 18000045271 and ringing the police on 101 be useful .
The Marshalls are sheeting the roof at the moment .
So any helpful information would be useful .

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Keep an Eye on your Landrovers


We received a report yesterday that a Land Rover Defender 90 XS in Black of registration
YC65 HEV was stolen from a property in Flagg near Bakewell.

The vehicle was stolen some time between 2100 hours on 11th September and 0600 hours 12th September 2017.

The vehicle was fitted with one of the police discounted back2you trackers. We were initially able to make a link towards the South of the county, but unfortunately, as the tracker was not charged, we soon lost contact with it.

This alert is to respectfully serve as a reminder:

-It is worth purchasing a tracker for your farm/agricultural vehicle. We were able to initially make a link to an area.

-If you have purchased a tracker, please ensure that it is activated and regularly charged in the event of a theft to maximise our opportunities of recovery and identifying the offender(s)

-Thirdly, Land Rover Defenders and quad bikes are still being targeted by thieves. Please continue to think about security, considering good locks, CCTV, trackers, adequate lighting, alarms etcetera and also please keep reporting suspicious visitors to your farm premises or in the general area.

If you require any further help or advice, please contact the team either on 101 or via our dedicated rural crime team inbox:

Together we can beat Rural Crime.

Many Thanks

The Rural Crime Team


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Stolen Sheep


We are appealing for information following a report of theft of three Greyface Dartmoor Sheep that were stolen from a property in Biggin. The theft is believed to have occurred overnight from 2200 hours on 25/8 and they were discovered missing the following morning.

The sheep are a unique breed and this has understandably caused some distress to the owner.

We are asking for anybody with any information that could assist us with locating the sheep or the person(s) responsible for the theft to contact us either:

– On 101
– On our dedicated email

The crime reference is: 17000366151

Many Thanks


PC 14013 Bowler

Update from the Police: these have now been returned



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Arson at Middleton by Youlgrave



We are appealing to the public for information regarding 2 separate arsons that the police are investigating

The first is a barn fire that occurred approximately 2300 hours on Sunday 6th August 2017. The location for the fire is a farm property situated off of FRIDEN ROAD in MIDDLETON-BY-YOULGRAVE. The crime reference number is: 17000336296.

Extensive damage was caused to the barn. A number of silage bails were also slashed with a sharp implement. A car at the property was subject to extensive criminal damage. It would appear a sharp implement was used to cause the damage to the paintwork of the vehicle.

The CEX festival was taking place nearby at the time of the fire and a witness has mentioned sighting either a red or white colored Ford Fiesta, possibly a year 2000 model, parked near the property, with the engine running and two occupants inside at the time of the fire.

We are particularly keen to speak with anyone that could hold any information with regards to the sighting of the vehicle or if they are aware of any other suspicious persons or vehicles at or near the location around the time of the ignition

The second report that we are investigating is the deliberate ignition of 15 tons of bail straw that were located next to a barn by a public footpath at the top of DARK LANE in ALPORT. The fire has caused scorching to the exterior of the barn. This is believed to have occurred between 2015 hours and 2030 hours on Friday 18th August 2017. The crime reference to which this relates is: 17000354912.

We are appealing for information from anyone that may have been using the footpath around the time who may have sighted any suspicious persons’ or vehicles that could help us to identify who may be responsible.

At this stage it is unclear whether the fires are connected, but we would however like to take this opportunity to advise members of our rural community to be vigilant in respect of the recent reports due to the property that has been targeted.

There are a number of ways we can be contacted:
999- Emergency, happening there and now
101- Non-urgent to relay information or report something that has happened some time ago
Email- – Non-urgent enquiries for the team to investigate

Many Thanks

The Rural Crime Team




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Stolen Trailer and Contents


This alert relates to a reported theft of a trailer and contents that were left outside the entrance gates to Holtwood Solar Farm off of Yelt Lane in Doveridge.

The theft occurred between Tuesday 4th July 2017 at 1800 hours and Thursday 6th July at 1830 hours.

The trailer is an ifor Williams, approximately 10 years old and has a distinctive hole in one of the panels that is approximately 4 inches across. The registartion displayed on the trailer is ‘MT09 CXN’.

On the trailer were 25, 8 ft heavy duty sheep hurdles at a cost of £73 each. There were 30 pins at £10 each, a galvanised footbath, 2 two-way sheep race gates costing £200 each and 4 buckets of Clingon glue.
The property has been marked with 2foot long orange paint strips and so is particularly distinctive.

We are appealing for people to contact police if there are any sightings of the trailer or any of the distinctively marked property. The crime reference number that relates is: 17000292399

We would also like to use this as an opportunity to remind people to be vigilant as to any suspicious persons/vehicles to your property and to record details and report them to us.

Many Thanks

Rural Crime Team

Call 999- emergency and happening right now
Call 101- provide information, report something non-urgent
Contcat Rural Crime Team inbox:


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Stolen Landrover

A grey Landrover Defender 110 has been stolen overnight 28-29/06/2017 from Flagg, Derbyshire Dales. If you have any information regarding this or think you may have seen anything suspcious please contact Derbyshire Rural Crime Team by calliing 101.

Please remember to secure your property particularly quad bikes and Landrover Defenders as these are currently the items that are being targeted by criminals.  If you would like any advice regarding security please do not hesitate to contact us on 101.


The Rural Crime Team


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Success for Derbyshire Alert


Police have thanked the public for their help after their pleas for information led to the arrest of two suspects.

A rural crime alert was sent to residents about a white van seen in the Brassington area which was believed to have been involved in the theft of a quantity of lead from a farm. (This was posted on Parwich.Org on 19 May)

Following the appeal, members of the public came forward with information confirming the identity of van and descriptions of the suspected offenders. Police arrested two suspects within minutes of the message going out.

Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa was responsible for reinstating the Alert messaging system after his election last year.

He said: “This latest success shows how important the Derbyshire Alert system is to gather intelligence and ultimately detect crime.

“I would like to thank the public for their continuing response to the information appeals we issue. Thousands of people have registered with the site since the end of September and the facility is already proving its weight in gold as a crime prevention service.”

One of those who came forward with information that led to the arrest, congratulated the team saying: “Well done, it’s very satisfying to know the system is working for us all.”

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This message is to remind Farmwatch users that we still have 32 trackers available for purchase. These magnetic trackers can be used on any farming vehicle/machinery such as quad bikes/trailers/tractors. (more…)

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Suspicious White Transit Van


We have received a report of a theft of lead and copper from a farm in Brassington. This took place yesterday afternoon between 1200hrs to 1230 hours and crime reference: 17000208056 relates

The van has yellow lights on the roof and distinctive yellow stripes on the sides of it. It bears the registration NL54 KMO. There is a possibility that this may be on false registration plates.

Please be aware should you see the vehicle and make contact with the police.
999 if immediate/happening there and then and 101 or e-mail if enquiries can be made slow time.

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Livestock Worrying


Following a recently reported case of Livestock worrying in the Derbyshire Dales area the owner and dog have been identified and the dog destroyed. The dog in question killed one sheep and injured 3 others.

We take matters of livestock worrying seriously and understand the financial impact this can have, especially at this time of year.  Although we accept it can be difficult to identify the dogs and their owners please still report it to the police, the above proves positive results can be achieved.  This will only assist in promoting the issue and hopefully lead to greater awareness amongst dog owners.

Please report any cases of livestock worrying via 101 or alternatively if you have any information relating to livestock worrying or any other rural matters please e-mail

Derbyshire Rural Crime Team

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Missing Man

email_template_headerConcerns are growing for missing Derby man

Krzysztof Kubiak of Burton Road in Derby last spoke to his family in January this year.

Since then the 34 year-old has not been in contact and concerns are growing for him.

Anyone that may have seen Mr Kubiak or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Derbyshire police quoting incident number 275 of April 12.



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Farmwatch Alert


A quad bike was stolen last night around 2230 hours from a farm in Monyash, Bakewell.

The victim has advised that earlier that day, two occupants from a white Ford Transit van of registration NL06 VWD was travelling to farms and asking for batteries.

The males involved were described as being in their 20s, whereas the registered keeper of the vehicle is much older. It is highly likely that this vehicle is linked to the theft

If you see this vehicle at your property please call 999 to ensure an immediate response. If you have information regarding the vehicle that does not require urgent attention (i.e unlikely to enable the immediate detention of any suspect(s)) please call 101 or email:

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Cattle Rustling


There has been a theft of cattle reported that occurred sometime between 1500 hours on Friday 31st March 2017 and 0700 the following day, Saturday 1st April 2017.

The cattle were stolen from farm buildings off of Moor Lane in Youlgrave. The cattle are as follows:

-3 Blonde D’Aquitaine Cows (chocolate brown and light tan)
-1 Bazaldaise cow
-2 Pedigree Limousin Cows (red)
-2 Limousin Cow (1 red, 1 black)

If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact the Rural Crime Team either by e-mail at
or Call 101 quoting crime reference:: 17000135307

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Be Vigilant

A number of vans have been broken into in Alsop with tools and fuel stolen. The police have been informed.

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Police Commissioner Elections

The candidates for the May 5th Derbyshire Police & Crime Commioners elections have now been announced:

Richard Bright: Conservative

Police & Crime Commissioners Candidates

Hardyal Singh Dhindsa: Labour


Tom Snowdon: Liberal Democrats


Stuart David Yeowart: UKIP
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Click on the images above to see their statements or click here to access all their statements as a PDF.

(Personal comment: The turnout for the previous election was very low, though I am not surprised as, like the Liberal Democrat candidate, I am not convinced that an election is the best way to fill the post. Also, it is hard to draw out any local references other than the local polling station being the Memorial Hall and that the Conservative candidate lives relatively locally in the Carsington ward. Peter T.)

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Be Vigilant

Thank you to a Brassington resident who has informed the blog that on Friday night around 10 pm stone troughs and millstones were stolen from outside houses in Brassington.

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The next election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Derbyshire Police area takes place on Thursday 5th of May 2016. Our polling cards are currently being issued by Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Nominations to stand for election as a candidate for the PCC elections will be accepted by Electoral Services at the Council House … … …  until close of nominations at 4pm on Thursday 7 April 2016.

For further information on the role of our Police and Crime Commissioner see the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner website. The current Commissioner is Alan Charles, and we hope to be able to provide information on the new candidates nearer the election, however information on candidates should appear on the Choose My PCC website by the 13th of April.

If you are not already on the electoral role:

You can apply to register to vote at You will need your National Insurance Number to hand. You can also apply to register by contacting us on 01629 761335.

To vote on 5 May 2016 you must be registered on the electoral role or have applied to register by Monday 18 April 2016.

If you want to vote by post you must be registered and we (Derbyshire Dales District Council) must have received your completed postal vote application form by 5pm Tuesday 19 April 2016.

Our local polling station is Parwich Memorial Hall and voting hours will be from 7am to 10pm. For Derbyshire Dales polling stations in other areas click here.

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Watch out for black ice on the roads, especially on higher ground to the north. The Buxton Advertiser reports the Police have closed the A537 over the Cat and Fiddle this afternoon due to black ice, as well as the A54.

With rain and sleet forecast, temperatures around zero tonight and getting colder tomorrow, do let our readers know if you spot or hear of any problems on the roads, by adding comments to this post or emailing

So far, 4pm Wednesday, Derbyshire County Council have not reported any road closures (click here to see their gritting routes and snow related road closures web page).

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Checking the legitimacy of websites



A timely reminder from Action Fraud at a time of the year when many people are shopping online:

Protect yourself:

  • Check the authenticity of the websites before making any purchases. Conduct a ‘whois’ search on the website which will identify when the website has been created, be wary of newly formed domains. You can conduct this search using the following website –
  • Carry out online research in relation to the website, company name and the business address provided to identify any poor feedback or possible irregularities.
  • Check the Trusted Shops Facebook page where warnings about websites using their Trustmark are published. If you are in doubt about the legitimacy of a Trustmark then you can contact Trusted Shops on 0203 364 5906 or by email They will confirm whether they have certified that website.
  • Payments made via bank transfer are not protected should you not received the item. Therefore always try to make the payment via PayPal or a credit card where you have some payment cover should you not receive your product.
  • If the item advertised seems too good to be true, then it probably is.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online or by telephone 0300 123 2040.

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