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Sports Direct baby birth: Mother questioned

Police in Derbyshire are continuing to question a 28-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of wilful neglect.

It is in connection with the birth of a baby boy in an area around Sports Direct Warehouse in Shirebrook in Derbyshire.

A Sports Direct warehouse in Shirebrook Credit: ITV News Central

The baby is being treated at a neo-natal unit and making good progress, according to Derbyshire Constabulary.

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Woman arrested after baby born at business complex

Derbyshire police have arrested a woman in connection with the birth of a baby at business premises in Shirebrook.

The 28-year-old woman was arrested yesterday on suspicion of wilful neglect.

Officers were called out on New Year's Day following the birth of a baby in "unusual circumstances". The baby boy is being treated at a neo-natal unit and is making good progress but is still under going tests.

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Police investigating baby born in retail warehouse

Police have launched an inquiry after a baby was born at a warehouse on New Year's Day and then admitted to a neo-natal unit.

Derbyshire Police said the baby's mother, who is believed to be of eastern European origin, was also taken to hospital for treatment.

Officers were unable to confirm reports that the child was born in a toilet block at a Sports Direct warehouse in Shirebook, near Bolsover, Derbyshire.

The Sports Direct warehouse in Shirebrook near Mansfield. Credit: Google Maps

The infant, whose mother is aged in her 20s, is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

In a statement, Derbyshire Constabulary said: "Police were called by the ambulance service at around 11.15pm on January 1 to reports of the birth of a baby in unusual circumstances at a business premises in Shirebrook.

"The baby was taken to a neo-natal unit, where he remains. Officers are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the birth."

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.”

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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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Post mortem examinations due after fire

Investigations are continuing into what caused a house fire which killed two women and two children near Chesterfield.

Claire James, 27, and Josie Leighton, 32, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two boys, Tyler Green, 9, and Jordan Green, 12, were also in the house and were taken to Chesterfield and District Royal Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

The blaze broke out in North Wingfield early yesterday morning. A seven-year-old girl managed to escape with minor injuries. Post mortem examinations will take place today.

Pictured: Victims of Derbyshire house fire

The victims of a house fire in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, have been named by police as Claire James, 27, Josie Leighton, 32, Tyler Green, 9, and Jordan Green, 12.

Claire James.

Derbyshire Police say Claire James and Josie Leighton died at the scene. The boys - Tyler and Jordan - were later pronounced dead at hospital.

Josie Leighton and nine-year-old Tyler.

A seven-year-old girl was taken to hospital following the fire, suffering from minor smoke inhalation. Police say she has since been discharged.

Jordan Green (left) and Tyler Green.

A joint investigation by the police and fire service continues.

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