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15-year-old boy charged with murder

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder.

The body of 35-year-old Darren Broadbent was discovered at a house on Thorntree Court in Grangewood in Chesterfield on Monday August 1st.

The teenager, from Sheffield, is the third person to be charged in relation to this investigation.

Derbyshire Police say two deaths in Grangewood are not linked

Derbyshire Police say the two deaths in Grangewood are not linked Credit: ITV News Central

Police investigating the death of a man in his 20's last night in Grangewood have said his death is not linked to that of Darren Broadbent who was found dead on August 1st.

The man in his 20's, who was found by police at a house nearby Birchwood Crescent on August 3rd. His death is not suspicious and is in no way connected to Mr Broadbent’s death.

At 8.40am on August 1st police were called to a house in Thorntree Court in Grangewood where the body of 35 year-old Darren Broadbent was found.

A woman aged 44 and two men aged 18 and 36 have been arrested in connection with Mr Broadbent’s death. They remain in custody and are being questioned.

Police are still investigating the circumstances around his death and are trying to trace other people in connection with the inquiry.


Model surprise as MP Toby Perkins has twitter account hacked

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Followers of a Labour MP were surprised to receive a message from his Twitter account suggesting he had been transformed into a young female model.

A picture of the scantily-clad woman was sent out under the name of Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins with the message "I love to show my body on here".

But Mr Perkins was swift to reassure followers that the post was not the result of a radical change in image, but was down to his account being hacked.

Soon after the message's appearance, a post was sent out by the real Toby Perkins to say: "Apologies for brief break in service, I believe my (temporarily hacked) Twitter account now back in safe hands."

The MP later said he had "no idea how it happened". But it seemed some of his followers saw the funny side, with one hailing it as "the comic Twitter event of the day" and another responding: "And here's me thinking you'd found one hell of a plastic surgeon..."

Appeal after theft of a pensioner's bank card

Images of men police want to speak to Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police have released images of men they want to speak to following the theft of a pensioner's bank card and withdrawals from her account.

At around 10.45am on Wednesday June 15 an 80-year-old woman was shopping in the Co-op, in Elder Way, Chesterfield and paid with her bank card.

She later discovered her card was missing and when she checked her bank statement, found it had been used at several other shops.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 16000165080.

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Unite hold Dick Turpin style protest over working practices at Sports Direct

Unite union is holding a 'Dick Turpin' style protest in Chesterfield over work practices at retail giant Sports Direct.


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Protests planned over 'shameful' Sports Direct practices

The Unite union is planning to hold protests against the role employment agencies allegedly played in "shameful" work practices at retail giant Sports Direct.

The Unite union is unhappy at the working conditions for Sports Direct employees. Credit: Rui Vieira / PA Wire

Unite regional officer Luke Primarolo said workers employed through employment agencies were being subject to "daylight robbery".

The march will take place in Chesterfield.

Last week it was revealed during a Parliamentary select committee hearingthat some Sports Direct workers did not receive the minimum wage.

Others received their wages through pre-paid debit cards which cost them £10, with an administration fee of £10 a month.

Woman raped after man said he 'lost' his dog

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a rape in Chesterfield.

It happened on Good Friday, (March 25) between 10.05pm and 10.25pm. A woman was walking along Springfield Avenue in Ashgate when she was approached by a man.

The man said that he had lost his dog and asked if she would help him to find it. The woman agreed and they walked down a footpath which runs between Springfield Avenue and Linden Park Grove.

The man then pushed the women to the floor and raped her.

I would like to stress that this is an isolated incident in a secluded area. We are keen to trace a man that was described as 5ft 10ins tall, of a slim build, in his late 20s with short black spikey hair. He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a black jumper and jeans.

– Detective Sergeant Steve Warren
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