Three arrested in Shirebrook murder probe

Three men have been arrested in connection with an ongoing murder investigation, after the death of a man in Shirebrook earlier this year.

By Kev Rogers
Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 8:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 8:30 am

The body of Andrew Jackson who was 55-years-old, was discovered at around 10am on Sunday 26 January at an allotment, off Prospect Drive.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and two men aged 26 and 28 have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. All three remain in police custody.

Detective Inspector Chris Marriott, who is leading the investigation said:

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Andrew Jackson

“I would like to thank the public for their support in responding to our appeals for information, throughout this investigation.

“We are also currently looking to identify a person who we believe was in Leen Valley Drive, Shirebrook at around 1am on the morning of 26 January, as we believe they may be able to assist with our enquiries.

“If you were in the area around this time, or know someone who was, I would urge you to contact me quoting reference number 20*049022.”

Mr Jackson’s murder caused shock waves throughout the community and residents came together to organise a number of fundraising events to raise money for his funeral costs.

Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary; Twitter – direct message the contact centre on @DerPolContact; Website – complete the online contact form at www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

Alternatively, you can also phone the force on 101.

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