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Police caught offender in possession of an illegal tranquilliser drug

A man has been given a 12-month conditional discharge after he was caught with a class C tranquilliser drug by police.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Thief welcomes prison sentence as a chance to beat alcohol problems

A booze-plagued serial thief who has been jailed has welcomed the chance of support while he is in custody to help overcome his difficulties with alcohol.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Boozy biker fell from his moped

A boozed-up moped rider who twice fell off his Cobra 125 scooter and injured himself has been banned from the road for 20 months.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Drink-drive suspect banned from the road after failing to take breath test

A suspected drink-driver who refused to provide a specimen of breath for a test has been banned from the road for 20 months.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Drug addict’s relapse led to a shop theft

A drug addict who had been making efforts to get clean reverted back to taking heroin and ended up shoplifting.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Drink-driver crashed into a parked car

A drink-driver has been banned from the road after she collided with a parked car.

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An anti-fracking campaign was held outside drilling company PR Marriott's in Danesmoor, Derbyshire.

Fracking protestors are acquitted of obstruction

Environmental protestors campaigning against fracking across north Derbyshire have been acquitted of obstructing activities at a drilling company site.

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An anti-fracking campaign was held outside drilling company PR Marriott's in Danesmoor, Derbyshire.

Fracking protestors are acquitted of obstruction

Environmental protestors campaigning against fracking across north Derbyshire have been acquitted of obstructing activities at a drilling company site.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Thief gets a chance to turn life her life around

A thief has been given an opportunity to turn her life around with a 12 month community order and a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Offender warned he could face custody if he fails to pay court fines

An offender who has failed to completely pay off £690 in court fines since September, 2014, claimed he had totally forgotten and it had completely slipped his mind.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Pervert gets curfew altered by court so he can walk his dog

A convicted pervert successfully persuaded a court to alter his daily curfew hours so he can walk his beloved dog.

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The M1 motorway in Derbyshire.

Reckless motorist caught doing 128mph in 50mph zone of M1

A reckless motorist on pain killers has been caught speeding at 128mph in a 50mph zone in a high-powered BMW X5 on the M1 motorway in Derbyshire.

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Don't speed anywhere.

Speeding crackdown on 24 Derbyshire roads

Mobile speed cameras are operating on the following Derbyshire roads until Wednesday, December 20.

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Latest jailed criminals make for a shocking rogues' gallery

A rogues’ gallery of jailed offenders who have recently been brought to justice after committing crime in Derbyshire is highlighted below.

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Sgt. Andy Wordsworth (Derbyshire Rural Crime Team), Farmer Michael Burnett and PCC Hardyal Dhindsa at Wye Farm in Rowsley

Free security check-ups for Dales farms

Dales farms are being offered a free security check-up as police crack down on rural crime.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice over the next few days.

SNOW AND ICE WARNING: Derbyshire police urge drivers to take care

Derbyshire police are urging drivers to take care over the next few days with snow and ice set to hit the county.
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News from the courts.

Belper drink-driver crashed into home after getting behind wheel ‘because it was raining’

A 20-year-old Belper drink-driver lost control of her car before crashing into walls and a house.

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Pictured is Derbyshire County Council, at County Hall, Matlock.

County council apologises after child care worker sexually abused youngsters

Derbyshire County Council has apologised after former care worker Duncan Ritchie was jailed for sexually abusing five teenagers during the 1980s.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Boozed-up son smashed up his dad’s high-powered car

A boozed-up man who smashed up his father’s car has been given a 12 month community order with 80 hours of unpaid work.

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Pictured is Thomas David Causer, 34, of Park Road, Ripley, who has been jailed for 34 weeks after committing 21 offences including thefts, fraud and handling stolen goods.

One-man crimewave is jailed after committing 21 offences

A serial thief and fraudster who committed 21 offences during a crime spree has been put behind bars.

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