Dangerous driver sniffed out by police dog
A runaway driver was sniffed out by a police dog – moments after causing a crash. Raheem Rahman, aged 22, drove away at speed after being spooked by an unmarked police car traveling Forest Lane, Papplewick, on blue lights to an unrelated call.
Jail for sex offender who targeted boy
A sex offender who tried to entice a schoolboy into sex has been jailed. Ian Potts, aged 36, targeted the teenager with a string of social media messages after meeting him in August 2020.
Jail for disqualified motorist
A motorist caught driving whilst disqualified has been locked up after being caught offending again. Garfield Lewis was clocked by police driving a van in Marlborough Road, Woodthorpe, shortly before 11pm on 20 September 2022.
Prolific thieves put behind bars
Three prolific thieves were put behind bars after police launched a crack-down on theft and antisocial behaviour. Officers in Mansfield have also secured multiple charges against four other men as part of renewed crackdown on theft offences.
Robber jailed after targeting elderly victim
A cowardly robber who knocked an elderly woman off her mobility scooter in order to steal her handbag has been put behind bars. Drug addict David Swain cycled up to the 72-year-old victim from behind and grabbed the bag before riding away.
Police operation foils prison drugs plot
Two more offenders have been sentenced after cops smashed a plot to get drugs into a prison. Ashley Haywood and Gemma Beeby were involved in conspiring to supply drugs into HMP Ranby by plotting to throw them over into the prison grounds.
Sexual predator jailed for life after string of attacks
A sexual predator who targeted two women and a girl in violent, opportunistic attacks has been jailed for life. Constantin Covaliu preyed on his victims, who were all previously unknown to him, over the space of four months last year in Nottingham and Mansfield.
Man jailed after assaulting baby
A man who violently assaulted a young baby has been jailed. Justin Dainty, now aged 25, admitted causing the child serious head and internal injuries in November 2019.
Dangerous street race led to bystander losing leg
Motorists have been warned of the dangers of street racing after a pedestrian had to have his leg amputated. Driver Craig King was behind the wheel when he lost control of his car while attempting an undertake at an illegal car meet.
Serial shoplifter jailed after targeting supermarket
A prolific shoplifter who regularly stole food and alcohol from the same supermarket has been locked up. Adam Glasby was already barred from Morrisons in Mansfield Woodhouse before he entered the store to swipe meat, booze, chocolates and other items.
Speeding driver jailed after crashing into wall
A teenage driver who led police on a high-speed chase before crashing his car into a wall has been jailed. Rocky Price bolted from officers at nearly three times the speed limit after being spotted driving erratically.