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Man arrested in connection with death of pensioner from Ilkeston

Posted on 16th May 2017

Detectives have arrested a man in connection with the death of a pensioner in Ilkeston.

Our officers, together with paramedics, were called to a house in Station Road at around 10.30am on Sunday, May 14 following a report that the elderly man who lived there had been involved in a dispute with another man.

Following the altercation, the man - 86-year-old Derek Levers - collapsed and was helped by a passer-by. He was taken to hospital but died the next morning.

We have now arrested a 31-year-old Ilkeston man and he remains in custody being questioned by detectives.

Anyone with information should call us on 101 quoting reference 17000201259.

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