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A teenager has sadly died following a serious assault in Swadlincote last night (Saturday 12 June).
Police were called to an alleyway at the side of the Odeon cinema, in Coppice Side, just before 10.40pm last night (Saturday 12 June)
Ambulance crews attended, and despite attempts to save him, a 17-year-old boy died at the scene.
A 20-year-old man was also found with serious injuries. He was taken to hospital where he is currently in a stable condition.
Officers have now launched a murder investigation. An area around The Pipeworks will remain closed off for most of the day while further inquiries are carried out.
People will see an increased police presence in the area, and anyone with any concerns and are encouraged to speak to officers in the area.
We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have been on Rink Drive, around the rear of the Odeon cinema or Morrison’s and noticed any people in the area or have dashcam footage of your journey.
Anyone in the area between around 10pm and 11pm last night (Saturday 12 June) who witnessed and assault, noticed suspicious activity, or with any information which could help with our inquiries should contact us.
You can submit information directly to our investigation team here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/33EM21A18-PO1
Alternatively, please get in touch using the non-emergency details below, quoting reference 1397-120621.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.