Derbyshire Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man was murdered in Ilkeston, last night.
Officers are carrying out house to house inquiries along Canal Street as crime scene investigators complete forensic work.
Police were called to a house following reports of a disturbance at around 9pm last night.
A 48-year-old local man was found to have been assaulted at the house and despite treatment by paramedics his injuries proved fatal.
A post mortem examination is due to take place today to determine how the man died.
Police are keen to trace two men seen leaving the house around the time of the incident. They are both described as white, one in his 30s and the other in his 40s.
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