Investigations continue into man’s death following Ilkeston collision
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Investigations are continuing into a serious collision in Ilkeston in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 16 December) where a man died.
The incident happened just before 2.10am and officers were called to Market Place following reports a number of people had been struck by a van.
A man aged in his 20s suffered serious injuries and died at the scene. Two other men were taken to hospital for treatment for injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening.
One man, believed to be the driver of the van, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody. At this time, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
A van which is suspected as being involved in the incident has been recovered from Stapleford earlier today.
Ilkeston Market Place has now reopened but police patrols are continuing in the area for community reassurance, and we would encourage anyone with any concerns to speak to them.
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Croome, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this distressing time. They have asked for privacy and are currently being supported by family liaison officers.
“We have a team of officers working on this investigation and I would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while the Market Place in Ilkeston has been closed.
DCI Croome added: “I would continue to urge any witnesses to the collision, and anyone in the area at the time, to contact us.”
A special online portal has now been set up for people to report information or send CCTV, mobile phone or dashcam footage directly to our investigation team which can be accessed here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/33EM23A50-PO1
Alternatively, you can scan the QR code with the camera app on a mobile phone.
Along with the online portal, if you prefer you can still contact us on the any of the details below, mentioning reference number 23*771155: