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Witness appeal after double stabbing in Derbyshire nightclub

Police have launched an investigation after a suspected double stabbing in a nightclub in Swadlincote.

The venue was cordoned off by police. Credit: ITV News Central/ Pat Fenelon

Officers were called to the Empire Bar in the early hours of the morning, to find two men with serious injuries.

The venue was cordoned off while teams conducted searches. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to speak to Derbyshire Police.

Man dies after house fire in Derbyshire

A man has died after a house fire in Swadlincote in the early hours of this morning.

The fire engulfed the home, killing a man in his 30s. Credit: ITV News Central

Police and fire crews were called to South Drive in Newhall just after 1.30 am this morning.

Derbyshire Fire Service attended the location and confirmed the body of a man was discovered inside.

His family have been informed. After an investigation, the source of the blaze was discovered to be caused by cooking left unattended.

The fire happened at the property on South Drive in Swadlincote. Credit: Google Street View


Sandvik job cuts: union representatives to meet managers

360 jobs are expected to go at Sandvik Credit: ITV News Central

Union representatives will hold their first meeting with managers at Sandvik Construction in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, today after news the company is moving production to Northern Ireland.

The decision affects 360 jobs.

The plant will close during the next 12 months.

Calls for fresh inquest into Red Caps' death

The families of four military policemen murdered in Iraq, including two from the Midlands, are demanding a fresh inquest into their deaths after claiming new evidence has come to light.

They want the original inquest verdicts from eight years ago quashed.

Lance Corporal Thomas Keys Credit: ITV News Central
Corporal Russell Aston Credit: ITV News Central

Six soldiers, including Lance Corporal Thomas Keys from Solihull, and Corporal Russell Aston from Swadlincote, died in 2003 when the mob attacked a police station.

The lawyer representing four of the troops has written to the Attorney General Dominic Grieve suggesting they had fresh evidence which meant a new inquest was 'necessary and desirable in the interests of justice'.

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