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Police confirm two Ilkeston incidents are not being linked

Posted on 12th September 2014

Two incidents that took place on the same Ilkeston street at around the same time are not thought to be linked.

Police were called to Charlotte Street at about 5.30am on Thursday, September 11 to reports of an armed robbery at the One Stop store.

A short time later, police received calls to say two men had been found with serious injuries in a residential premises nearby.

Superintendent Gary Parkin said: “Although both of these incidents were reported at around the same time and in the same street, we do not believe they are linked in any way.

“Individual investigations are now being carried out into the two incidents and I would urge anyone with information to call us.”

Part of Charlotte Street was shut from about 5.40am on Thursday. The road was reopened at about 11.30am this morning. Parts of Norman Street, Cotmanhay Road and Heanor Road were also shut but all three are also now fully open.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the two men were found with serious injuries.

One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene while the second remains at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, in a serious but stable condition.

Anyone with information on either of the incidents should call Derbyshire police on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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