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Derby man who died may have been hit by a car

An elderly man found injured in a Derby street may have been hit by a car which did not stop.

The 74-year-old was discovered in Coronation Street, Rosehill Credit: PA

According to police reports, the 74-year-old man was discovered in Coronation Street, Rosehill, at around 5am on July 23.

He was badly injured and was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital, where he later died.

A post mortem examination has revealed that he had suffered head and chest injuries consistent with being hit by a vehicle.

Detectives are now trying to trace a dark hatchback car which was seen in the area early this morning.

Officers are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who was in the area of Coronation Street, Princes Street, Holcombe Street or Harrington Street between 4am – 5am today or anyone who saw a collision.

Police are also asking local garage owners to get in touch if anyone has brought a damaged car in for repair.


Shackell signs three-year deal to rejoin Derby County

Derby County have re-signed defender Jason Shackell from fellow Championship rivals Burnley.

The 31-year-old centre-back has joined Derby on a three-year contract, with the Rams paying an undisclosed fee to the Lancashire club.

Shackell is no stranger to Derby, after spending a season with the club during the 2011/12 campaign.

He appeared on 49 occasions in all competitions, before moving to Turf Moor in July 2012.

Derbyshire man charged with drug offences

A 35-year-old man has been charged with drugs offences following a police warrant in New Mills, Derbyshire.

A man has been charged with drug offences. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

On July 20, officers carried out a search of a property on Albion Road and discovered a quantity of a suspected Class A drug inside.

Shane McDonald, 35, of New Mills was charged with possession of Class A controlled drugs.

He is set to appear before magistrates in Buxton on Monday, August 3.

If you have any information relating to suspected drugs activity or criminality in your area, call Derbyshire police on 101


Derbyshire: what do you think about policing?

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles, will be at the Royal Derby Hospital today to speak to people about their views on policing.

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Derbyshire Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner have launched a public consultation exercise designed to capture opinion on policing and community safety.

The Police and Crime Commissioner says getting first-hand accounts of people's views means local priorities can be discussed directly with the chief constable.

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