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Concern for missing Chesterfield man

A man who went missing from Chesterfield last week could be in the High Peak.

Credit: Derbyshire Police

Benjamin Titterton, 22, left the Chesterfield Royal Hospital on Friday, August 28.

He was seen in Buxton on Sunday, August 30 and police believe he may still be in the town or High Peak area.

Titterton is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of a slim build with light brown short hair.

He was seen wearing a red jacket, dark green combat trousers with pockets and khaki boots. He was carrying a Sports Direct carrier bag.


Force refer to police watchdog over death of man in custody

The death of a man in cells at Chesterfield police station has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The 37-year-old from Belper was arrested on 26 June. He was found collapsed in his cell at 7.10pm that evening. Police officers and paramedics attempted to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

A post mortem examination is being carried out today and Derbyshire Police has referred itself to the police watchdog.

We will now be making a careful assessment to determine the level, if any, of IPCC involvement.

– IPCC spokesperson

Police search for man not seen since Tuesday

Police are searching for a man from Chesterfield who has not been seen since Tuesday.

Andrew Bennett, 44, was last seen in Calow

Andrew Bennett, 44, was last seen in Calow but has been out of contact since. He is 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with short greying hair. He was last seen wearing a beige coat, dark trousers and a grey T-shirt.

He is thought to have links with Dronfield and Sheffield.

Anyone who has seen him is asked to contact police.


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Tributes paid to mother, baby and friend who died in fire

Tributes have been paid to a young mother, her baby daughter and a family friend while police continue to investigate the cause of a house fire which claimed their lives.

Fire crews at the scene of the blaze on Sunday Credit: ITV News Central

The trio, named locally as Amy Smith, 17; her six month old daughter Ruby Gaunt, and friend Ed Green, died in the fire at a block of flats in Langley Mill, Derbyshire in the early hours of Sunday.

The baby's father Shaun Grant is believed to be in hospital after being rescued from the blaze.

Writing on a tribute site set up for the victims, friend Jodie Mee said: "Rest in peace girls and Ed, Heaven has gained two beautiful girls and a strong boy. Thoughts go out to their family and all the people who knew them.

"(They're) in a safe place now, Ruby will be in mummy's arms and Ed will be standing by them both. Fly high beautifuls, sleep tight."

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Firefighters investigate after fatal fire in Derbyshire

Three people have been killed in a house fire in Derbyshire Credit: ITV News Central
Three people have been killed in a house fire in Derbyshire Credit: ITV News Central
Three people have been killed in a house fire in Derbyshire Credit: ITV News Central
Three people have been killed in a house fire in Derbyshire Credit: ITV News Central
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Two adults and one child killed in house fire

The scene outside the house this morning Credit: ITV News Central

Three people - including a child - have died in a house fire in Derbyshire.

It happened on North Street in Langley Mill and 4am today.

A man, a woman, and a little girl were killed in the blaze, which badly damaged the house and a car parked outside it.

Firefighters evacuated neighbouring houses because the fire caused a gas leak. Engineers are currently working to fix the problem.

Police are working with the fire service to find out how the fire started.

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