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Police arrest man over alleged assault on Chesterfield player

Ian Evatt used to play for Blackpool. Credit: PA

Police investigating an alleged assault on Chesterfield player Ian Evatt have confirmed that they have arrested a man.

Preston North End booked their first trip to Wembley since 1994 on Sunday afternoon by defeating the Spireites 4-0 on aggregate in the League One play-off semi-finals and their supporters celebrated by rushing on to the turf at the final whistle.

Evatt was then surrounded and claimed he was punched, kicked and spat on during the pitch invasion.

Evatt, a former defender for Preston's bitter rivals Blackpool, provided Lancashire Police with a statement detailing his account of events.

The 33-year-old gave an account of what happened to BBC Radio 5Live: "It's well reported I'm an ex-Blackpool player. After the final whistle the Preston fans invaded the pitch. I was gathered around by a couple of hundred fans at least, shouting abuse, spitting, I got hit and kicked a couple of times."

Electrical fault caused house fire that killed four

A house fire which killed two women and two young brothers is believed to have been started after an electrical fault, a fire service investigation found.

Jordan Green (left) and Tyler Green died in the house fire on November 20.

Jordan Green, 12, and his nine-year-old brother Tyler died with their mother Josie Leighton, 32, and her friend Claire James, 27, in the blaze in North Wingfield, near Chesterfield, on November 20.

In a statement, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Thorough investigations point to an accidental fire caused by a fault in electrical wiring between the ground and first floor of the property.

"Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service would once again like to convey its thoughts and sympathy to the families of the deceased at this very distressing time."


Grandmother 'devastated' after house fire deaths

A grandmother has described her devastation after her daughter and two grandsons were killed in a house fire in Chesterfield.

Josie Leighton, Jordon Green and Tyler Green died yesterday after a blaze at a house in North Wingfield in Derbyshire.

Tributes are left outside the scene of a house fire on Williamthorpe Road in North Wingfield, Chesterfield Credit: PA Wire

In a statement Lynn Leighton said: “Josie was a lovely, loving daughter who had lots of friends.

“Tyler was always happy. He loved life, he loved school and was always full of beans. Jordan was a real character. He loved his family, specially his grandma and always had lots of friends.

“They will all be greatly missed. We are devastated by what has happened and we ask for privacy at this time to allow the whole family to grieve.”

House fire victim always had a 'big smile on his face'

One of the victims of the house fire in Chesterfield "always had a smile on his face", his headteacher has said.

Jordan Green and his nine-year-old brother Tyler were pronounced dead at Chesterfield and District Royal Hospital following the fire at Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield.

Jordan Green died in a house fire in Chesterfield yesterday. Credit: Family handout

The 12-year-old's headteacher at North East Derbyshire Support Centre, Val Fisher, said: “Jordan had only been with us since September, but in that short time was making good progress.

"He was well liked by fellow pupils and staff and always had a big smile on his face. He enjoyed all the activities, and loved being part of a team. He was funny and sociable. We will all miss him.“

Fire victim was a 'thoughtful and considerate' boy

Tyler Green was a "thoughtful and considerate" boy who was a valued member of his school community.

The nine-year-old died in the fire along with his brother Jordan as well as two other women in the blaze near Chesterfield.

Tyler Green died in a house fire alongside his 12-year-old brother Jordan. Credit: Family handout

The statement from North Wingfield Primary School read:“Tyler was a valued member of our school community and we will all miss him. He was a quiet thoughtful, considerate boy who was polite and helpful.

“He had many good friends in school and in the community and this makes it all the more difficult to hear this news."

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