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Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Allenton

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after police were called to a house in Derby over reports of a stabbing.

Officers were called to the house on Allen Street in Allenton on Thursday at 5.55pm where they found a 31-year-old man. He had fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody. An investigation has been launched.


Man arrested after teenager stabbed in Allenton

The teenager was injured on Sunday afternoon Credit: PA

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident in Allenton where a teenager suffered a serious stab wound.

The 16-year-old victim was injured outside the Mitre pub at Spider Island at about 3pm on Sunday.

It happened in the area directly outside the pub, which stands on the junction of Osmaston Road, Osmaston Park Road and Harvey Road.

He was taken to hospital and remains in a serious condition.

A man was arrested in the early hours of this morning on suspicion of attempted murder and is still in custody.

Detectives are continuing their investigations and want to hear from anyone who might have information or who may have seen the incident take place.

Council statement on Philpott house plans

Derby City Council says the plans to build new homes on the site of the former Philpott home instead of a memorial garden for the Philpott children, was the majority decision by people living in the surrounding area.

Councillor Baggy Shanker, Cabinet Member for Housing and Advice states,

“I am very happy that together with the local community we have come to a conclusion about the preferred outcome of 18/20 Victory Road...We will now proceed with the formal planning process to make this happen continuing to work with local residents as we move forward.”

The council says the consultation was done in two stages - with all houses in the vicinity of the property contacted through a combination of letters and visits.

  • Stage 1: 76% local residents voted in favour of a housing redevelopment of the site
  • Stage 2: 89% voted in favour of the proposed design for the redevelopment.

Plans to build new homes at Philpotts' former house

18/20 Victory Road where the Philpott children lived Credit: ITV News Central

The site of the family home set alight by Mick and Mairead Philpott killing six of their children will not now become a public memorial garden.

Derby city council says it intends to build more housing on the site instead after residents gave their overwhelming support for a new residential development - rather than a permanent reminder of what happened.

Dwayne, Jade, John, Jack, Jesse and Jayden all died after the fire Credit: ITV Central

Ten-year-old Jade Philpott and her five brothers all lost their lives in the fire.


20-year-old sentenced for trying to rob taxi driver at knifepoint

James Bancroft will spend 3 years and 8 months in a young offenders' institution Credit: Derbyshire Police

A 20-year-old man has been sent to a young offenders' institution for three years and eight months for attempting to rob a taxi driver.

James Bancroft, of Allenton, was sentenced to 32 months for attempted robbery and 12 months for having a knife in public, to be served consecutively.

The taxi driver suffered cuts to his face and fingers after he was threatened with the knife.

Mr Bancroft's fingerprints were found inside the taxi, which he fled from after the attack.