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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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Dwain Tainton.

Robbers who stole £32,000 from Crich Post Office jailed

Two men who stole more than £32,000 from Crich Post Office have been jailed.

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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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Call police on 101 if you have any information.

Woman allegedly assaulted after dispute at Matlock petrol station

Police are appealing for information after a woman was allegedly assaulted following a dispute between drivers at a Matlock petrol station.

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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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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.

Latest Chesterfield magistrates’ court results

The latest Chesterfield magistrates’ court results as published in the December 12 edition of the Derbyshire Times are listed below.

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Matthew Birks

Robber who targeted 85-year-old man in his Derbyshire home is jailed

A robber who tried to force his way into a house in the middle of the night was fended off by a pensioner who struck him over the head with his walking stick.

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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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Don't make your home a target for burglars this Christmas.

Top tips to avoid a Christmas burglary

Christmas may traditionally be the time for goodwill - but 'Grinch-like' criminals don't subscribe to that view.
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