Thursday, 2 July 2015


Police have charged three people with murder following the fatal flat fire in Langley Mill. Peter Eyre (43) and Anthony Eyre (21), of Central Avenue, Sandiacre and Simon Eyre (24), of New Tythe Street, Long Eaton have each been charged with three counts of murder. The father and two sons appeared before magistrates in Chesterfield on Friday, June 26th. A 17-year-old, Long Eaton man also arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released on bail.

The arrests were made in connection with the flat fire at Langley Mill in which three people died. Police were called to flats in North Street, Langley Mill at 4.04am on Sunday, June 21st, following reports of a fire. Amy Smith (17) and her six and a half month-old daughter Ruby-Grace Gaunt, who lived in the flat, died along with friend Edward Green (17), who is from Belper. Two men, aged 18 and 17, who were also inside the premises at the time, were rescued from the three storey property by neighbours and treated for smoke inhalation.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015


Caroline right with parrot was at the carnival last Saturday with her camera. To see her pictures of the carnival parade and the park click HERE


Monday, 22 June 2015


A unique motorbike has been stolen from a house in Long Eaton. The theft took place sometime between 1am and 8.30am on Wednesday, June 17th. The thief used bolt croppers to remove the wheel lock of a Triumph Street Triple 675cc, which was outside a house in Gibb Street. The bike is has an unusual Martini livery and is thought to be the only one of its kind.
Anyone with information should call PC David Bull on 101, quoting crime reference number 25387/15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Seven new map and information boards have been installed around West Park as part of Erewash Borough Council’s continued improvements to Long Eaton’s flagship park. The boards feature a detailed map of the layout of the park and its attractions along with information on its history and images of the park from years gone by. Direction signs have also been added at footpath junctions around the 127-acre park to help visitors, while new ‘welcome’ signs have also been installed at the Wilsthorpe Road and King Street entrances. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“West Park is the largest park in Erewash and is enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year. This project to add the signs and information boards is the latest of many improvements we have made in recent years and is part of our drive to gain ‘Green Flag’ status for this lovely park.”  


A project to improve the area outside Long Eaton train station and make it a landmark site to promote the town and its heritage is now underway. Erewash Borough Council is working in partnership with Derbyshire County Council, East Midlands Trains and Long Eaton Chamber of Trade on the scheme, which should be completed during the summer.Containers of evergreen planting, seating and a new ‘Welcome to Long Eaton’ board will be added to the area immediately outside the station, while the car park will have an improved layout and extra ticket machine installed. The project will also see the adjacent pavement resurfaced, artificial turf added to the traffic island and ornamental planting in a new bed outside the station entrance. Councillor Michael Powell, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning, says:
“There has been great support from traders and residents to use the station as a ‘Gateway to Long Eaton’ site – a place to promote the town and signpost visitors to the town centre. We are delighted to have invested in this project and to be working in partnership to carry out these improvements, which support our wider commitment to regenerating our town centres.”
Improvements to the station building will be carried out and colourful planters added to the platforms which will promote Long Eaton’s worldwide renown as the UK centre of quality upholstery manufacture.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


Keith Wood, who was missing from his home in Long Eaton has been found safe and well. Keith was spotted in Long Eaton on Sunday June 7th. Officers would like to thank everyone who has helped in the search for him.

Saturday, 6 June 2015


A colourful parade, music, dance and lots of family fun . . . it must be carnival time in Ilkeston again! This year’s 25th Ilkeston Lions Carnival takes place on Saturday 13th June with the traditional parade of floats, marching band and vintage cars leaving Belfield Street at 12.30pm and travelling up Bath Street, through the Market Place and down to Rutland Recreation Ground. Organised by Ilkeston Lions Club, the annual event is always a great family day out as onlookers watch the parade and then enjoy the entertainment at the carnival showground.
The carnival site will be open from 12noon and will includes lots of stalls and things to do, while the arena will feature entertainment including The Borrowash Ambassadors, Flying Dakos gymnastics display team and the Dance Divaz. The ever-popular tug of war competition will also be held throughout the afternoon and teams of five can enter on the day – with a £50 prize up for grabs. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:“Ilkeston Carnival will once again bring colour and fun to town with the traditional parade and carnival entertainment for all the family. Our congratulations go again to Ilkeston Lions Club for ensuring this annual event goes ahead and we hope local people of all ages will turn out in force to support and enjoy the day - come rain or shine!”

For more information on Ilkeston Lions Club and the carnival visit

Friday, 5 June 2015


Police appeal for witnesses after a car ran over a dog in Long Eaton. On Thursday, May 28th at around 7.35pm a disabled woman was crossing the road on Meadow Lane, near to Hypnos bed shop, with her two dogs. As they approached the pavement at the opposite side a silver car, possibly a Vauxhall Astra or Vectra, allegedly sped up and swerved to hit one of the dogs. The driver was described as in his 50s/60s with dark hair which was greying. He was wearing a smart white/light blue shirt. One of the dogs has had to have its leg amputated as a result of the injuries caused.
Anyone that witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact PC Sarah Carlile on 101 quoting incident number 737 of May 28th.To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Police are urging the public to help locate a Newthorpe man who has been reported missing. Paul Brown, 41, was last seen after leaving his mother’s home in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, at around 2pm on Monday 1 June. He has not been seen or heard from since and concern is growing for his well-being.  

Paul was wearing a dark coloured v-necked t-shirt, a grey cardigan with a red design around the top of it, mid-blue jeans and turquoise plimsolls with white around the sole.
He also left the Collingwood Road area of Long Eaton carrying a rucksack, but indicated before he left that he would be discarding it nearby.
Paul has links with Nottingham as well as Long Eaton and Newthorpe.
Anyone who believes they have seen Paul should telephone Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 611 of 3 June.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015


A second man has been charged following a stabbing and assault against the same victim in Long Eaton. Jake Brennan has been charged with wounding with intent and assault and appeared before Southern Derbyshire Magistrate’s Court on Monday June 1st. Mr Brennan (19) is of Windermere Gardens, Long Eaton. His brother, Luke Brennan (20), of Gibb Street, Long Eaton, has previously been charged with wounding with intent, assault, theft and threatening a person with a blade in public.
The alleged incidents happened in the town on May 15th and 16th. A 35-year-old man has told police he was assaulted by two men on the first occasion and his phone was stolen. He alleges he was assaulted by two men the following day, suffering a stab wound to his abdomen and cuts and bruises to his head.


Rileys will re-open next month as Counties 3 and will have 8 pool tables, 11 snooker tables and 5 dart boards. The new club will also have flat screen TVs and will be more like a Sports Bar. Rileys went into administration in 2009. The club will be run by Paul Beech former manager of Cueball in Derby.


An annual crackdown aimed at putting the brakes on drink-driving in Derbyshire got into gear last Monday. Derbyshire Constabulary is taking part in the national month-long summer campaign, which runs from June 1st to 30th. As part of the crackdown, police across the county will be breath-testing drivers, with a focus on those who get behind the wheel the morning after a night out.
Last year, 273 drivers were stopped in the June campaign, with 44 testing positive, refusing to take the breath test or failing it. Anyone caught and convicted of drink-driving will get a criminal record, lose their driving licence for at least a year and can even risk losing their job.
The campaign is aimed at highlighting the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and the devastation it can cause. A video produced by Derbyshire Constabulary and featuring graphic images of road traffic collisions has also been re-issued for the campaign.
To report a drink-driver contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. If you witness an offence taking place call 999.

Friday, 29 May 2015


A man has been charged following a stabbing and assault in Long Eaton. Luke Brennan has been charged with wounding with intent, assault, theft and threatening a person with a blade in public. The 20-year-old, of Gibb Street, has appeared before magistrates in Derby and will attend the city’s crown court at a later date. At around 8.45am on Saturday, May 16, a 35-year-old man was assaulted by two men in Derby Road. He suffered a stab wound to his abdomen and cuts and bruises to his head.
A 35-year-old man was assaulted by two men in High Street, Long Eaton, at around 4.50pm on Friday, May 15. He was punched to the head and his mobile phone was stolen.
Anyone with information about these crimes should call police on 101, quoting crime reference number 20575/15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Police in Long Eaton are vowing to clamp down on unruly dogs and wildlife crime around the Erewash canal towpath as a new operation gets underway. The campaign, entitled Operation Plimpton, has been launched after local residents raised concerns about out of control dogs, dog fouling, wildlife crime and littering on the towpath, which runs between Lock Lane and Sandiacre town centre.
Officers from the Long Eaton North Safer Neighbourhood Team are stepping up patrols in the area and working alongside partner agencies and local charities in a bid to combat the issues. They are also hosting two events from 9am to 1pm on Wednesday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 6th at Long Eaton Market Place to meet and chat to local residents to raise awareness of the campaign.
For more information about the operation, contact PC Kimberley Palin from the Long Eaton North Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101. You can also follow @LongEatonNorth, @LongEatonSouth, @LongEatonSNT and @SandiacreSNT on Twitter to keep up-to-date with policing in your area. Each account will be using the Twitter hashtag #OpPlimpton to categorise their Tweets.


Two men have been arrested following an assault outside a take away in Long Eaton. Shortly before 4am on Saturday, May 23rd, three men got into an argument outside B and N Kebabs, in Gibb Street.
The 35-year-old victim was punched and suffered a cut to his head. Two men, aged 19 and 21, have been arrested, questioned and released on bail while the inquiry continues. Anyone with information should call PC Robert Smith on 101, quoting crime reference number 21587/15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Police appeal for witnesses after a burglary and an attempt burglary at houses in Sandiacre. On Friday, May 15 between 3.30pm and 7.45pm an attempt was made to break into a house on Coronation Avenue. The shed, garage, kitchen and patio windows were damaged in an attempt to break in but nothing was stolen.
On the same day between 6.45pm and 7.30pm a house on Stanton Road was broken into. Offenders gained access via an open window and stole an amount of cash.
Anyone who was in the area at the times specified who saw anything suspicious is asked to contact Ilkeston Volume Crime Team on 101 quoting crime reference numbers 20427/15 and 20428/15. To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015


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A laptop and Xbox were among items stolen from a house in Long Eaton. Sometime between 3pm and 3.40pm on Thursday, May 14, a burglar sneaked into a house in Salisbury Street through an unlocked downstairs window. They took a Toshiba laptop, a pink Blackberry, an Xbox and a tablet computer. Anyone with information should call DC Lesley Smith on 101, quoting crime reference number 20265/15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Saturday, 23 May 2015


Traffic was disrupted in Long Eaton on Saturday morning after a man was attacked near the corner of Derby Road and College Street. The incident occurred at around 9am on Saturday, May 16th. The 35-year-old man sustained head injuries and a wound to his abdomen, which police believe may have been caused by a knife. The victim was treated at the Royal Derby Hospital but later discharged. The two offenders fled towards Derby Road Canal Bridge on foot. Police closed Derby Road in both directions between King Street and College Street and diversions were put into place. A nearby Convenience Foods store, on Derby Road, was closed following the incident while police officers searched the area. The road was re-opened at about 11am. A 20-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and he remains in custody, being questioned.
Anyone with information should call police, quoting crime reference number 20575/15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.