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No-one injured after flare-type devices thrown at house

No-one injured after flare-type devices thrown at house Credit: PA

Derbyshire Police are investigating after a flare-type device was thrown at a house in Somercotes.

Officers were called to George Street at 12.15am today (January 31) following a report that something had been thrown at a house.

Residents came out to investigate and found a small cylinder on the pavement. The bomb disposal team was called to examine it as a precaution and found it to be some sort of flare or smoke device.

No one was injured and no damage was caused.


Somercotes murder victim named as 30-year-old 'Jade Riley Ward'

A post mortem examination showed that Jade Ward died from multiple stab wounds. Credit: Derbyshire Police

Derbyshire Police investigating the murder of a woman in Somercotes have released the name of the victim.

Jade Riley Ward, of Burke Drive, Somercotes, was found dead just before 4pm on Saturday 22nd September.

A post mortem examination revealed that she died from multiple stab wounds.

Detective Inspector Karen Pearson, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said "We would still like to speak to a potential witness who may have had contact with the victim on the day of the incident in relation to the purchase of a puppy.

I would urge this person to come forward as they may hold information that is significant to the investigation."

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with her murder and is being held by police.