Man charged following death of pensioner in Ilkeston

A 31-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of an Ilkeston pensioner.

Ryan Belfon was arrested yesterday following the death of 86-year-old Derek Levers.

Mr Levers collapsed following an alleged altercation at his address in Station Road, Ilkeston, and later died in hospital.

Belfon, of Stapleton Road, Ilkeston, has now been charged with manslaughter in relation to Mr Levers’ death.

The 31-year-old has also been charged with criminal damage at a commercial premises, assaulting a police officer, and fraud offences relating to the alleged use of a credit card that did not belong to him.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

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