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Man who died after falling from Derby Market Hall named

The Market Hall was closed yesterday as police carried out their investigations. Credit: ITV News Central

A man who died after falling from Derby’s Market Hall has been named by police.

William Ball, 37, of Sandiacre died during the early hours of Wednesday morning, whilst reportedly carrying out work at the building with a colleague.

He was taken to Royal Derby Hospital but was pronounced dead.

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Man dies after fall from height at Derby's Market Hall

Library photo of Guildhall and Market Hall in Derby city centre. Credit: PA

A man has died after reportedly falling while carrying out work at Derby’s Market Hall.

Police were called to the incident at around 4.20am after reports that a man had fallen from a height whilst carrying out work at the building with a colleague. He was taken to Royal Derby Hospital but was pronounced dead.

The Health and Safety Executive have been informed and an area inside the hall has been cordoned off while inquiries continue.

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Muck protest may have been over 'flawed judicial system'

The tractor Credit: ITV News Central

The dumping of heaps of muck on the steps of Derby Crown Court may have been a protest over the current judicial system.

A note was seen in the window of the red Massey Ferguson tractor which appeared to have been used to dump the muck.

It read:

What a shame!!! What a shame to have to resort to this.

Today is a personal protest against the severely flawed judicial system that has consistently failed to listen to simple truth and reason. Sorry for any inconvenience caused (to the general public).

– Note in tractor

Man arrested after muck dumped on Derby Crown Court steps

Muck on the steps of the court Credit: Darren Branston/ITV News Central

Police have arrested a man after piles of muck were dumped on the steps of Derby Crown Court earlier this morning.

Officers were called at 7.10am by a member of the public, who reported seeing a tractor and muck spreader pull up outside the court before beginning to spray muck on the steps.

A 49-year-old man was arrested near the scene on suspicion of criminal damage. Police are working to remove the tractor, which was abandoned.

Man charged with manslaughter after death of man in Derby

Man charged with manslaughter after death of man in Derby Credit: PA

A man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a man in Derby.

Richard Last, 31, of Bridgeside Way, Spondon, is due to appear before Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on February 10.

Oliver Falivena died on September 6 last year after he was assaulted in the city centre on Bank Holiday Monday.

Officers travelling to a different incident came across an altercation in the Market Place, on the Guildhall side of the fountain, at around 1am that Monday.

Mr Falivena (22) was taken to the Derby Royal Hospital and then the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he later died.

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