Murder investigation launched after man dies following disturbance Ilkeston
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A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following a disturbance in Ilkeston.
Officers were called to reports that a man had been injured in Eyre’s Gardens, Ilkeston, at around 12.40pm yesterday (4 July).
A 22-year-old man, from Loughborough, was found with a single stab wound and was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre where he died.
The man’s family have been made aware, are being supported by specialist officers and our thoughts are with them at this most difficult of times.
Five men have been arrested, aged 19, 21, 35, 22 and 32, on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.
Following enquiries, it is believed the man was injured during a disturbance in Great Northern Close, where a scene currently remains in place.
DCI Sally Blaiklock, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is an understandably worrying incident, however, I want to reassure those living in the area that all our enquiries show this to be an isolated incident - with no wider public safety concerns.
“Officers will remain in the Cotmanhay area in the coming days as enquiries continue and I would urge anyone with concerns or information to speak to them directly.
“Of particular interest to the investigation are any witnesses who may have seen a disturbance in the area around Great Northern Close at around 12.30pm – especially any homeowners with CCTV or drivers with dashcam footage who may have been in the area at the time.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire police using any of the below methods, including reference 21*372467:
- Facebook– send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter– direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website– complete the online contact form: https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/contact/af/contactus.
- Phone – call us on 101.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.