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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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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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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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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Man smashed window at ex’s home after a row

A man who accused his partner of cheating smashed a window at her home and was seen waving a stick around.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Jilted thug grabbed his ex-partner by the neck

A jilted thug attacked his ex-girlfriend after she had told him the relationship was over and she had started seeing someone else.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Booze-and-drug-fuelled man attacked his ex during a wrecking spree

A booze-and-drug-fuelled man attacked his ex-partner and went on a wrecking spree at her home.

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Pictured is a drink-driving bearthalyser.

Boozy motorist claimed she is usually teetotal

A Belper drink-driver with health issues claimed she is normally teetotal but had become badly affected by alcohol due to medication she had been taking.

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Derby magistrates' court.

Drink-driver got behind the wheel to go short distance for cigarettes

A boozed-up man made a foolish decision to drive a short distance from his home to buy cigarettes after he had run out of them.

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Pictured is a drink-driving bearthalyser.

Motorist gets a drink-drive ban

A motorist has been ordered to pay nearly £600 and been banned from the road for 18 months after he was caught at just over twice the legal drink-drive limit.

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Derby magistrates' court.

Police caught boozed-up learner driver

A learner driver who bought a car to practise because he thought his lessons were too expensive was caught drink-driving without a licence and insurance.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Man gets a suspended prison sentence after breaching Sex Offenders’ Register

A man who failed to comply with the terms of the Sex Offenders’ Register has been given 12 weeks of custody suspended for two years.

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Chesterfield's Crooked Spire.

Man was caught smoking Black Mamba drug behind the Crooked Spire

A drug-user revealed he has had a “ragingly” bad addiction to Black Mamba which left him lacklustre and struggling to sleep and eat.

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Pictured is Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Motorist is sentenced to unpaid work after he caused a collision

A motorist who was involved in a collision has been given a 12-month community order with 160 hours of unpaid work.

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Pictured is Duncan Ritchie, 71, of Highfields Way, Holmewood, Chesterfield, who has been jailed for 11-and-a-half years after he sexually abused five teenagers.

Devastated victims of child abuser have struggled to re-build their lives

The devastated victims of a former care worker who sexually abused them have revealed how they have struggled to move on and lead normal lives.

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Man must pay nearly £4,000 after his dog savaged pensioner and her pet

A pet owner has admitted being in charge of a dangerous dog which got loose and viciously attacked and severely injured a pensioner and her dog.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Motorist gets three year ban reduced by six months despite serious driving offences

A banned driver is to be allowed back on the road six months early despite having been convicted of a series of serious driving offences.

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Wanted man finally brought to justice after failing to attend court 10 months ago

A criminal who had been lying low for nearly a year after failing to attend a court sentencing has finally been brought to justice.

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Offender is spared jail after he breached restraining order

An offender escaped being sent to prison after he breached a restraining order for the second time when he was caught at his ex’s home.

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