"Explosions" in Belper

Reports of a large fire and explosion at a disused Thorntons factory in Belper.

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Police still investigating Belper explosion

Black smoke covered Belper yesterday afternoon Credit: Andy Armstrong

Police are still investigating the cause of an explosion at a former chocolate factory in Belper.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue were called around 3.30pm yesterday to the incident. The chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club said that his team's game against Lancashire had to be called off because of the fire.

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