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Police move to reassure Shirebrook residents after murder investigation launched

Police have moved to reassure residents in Shirebrook after a man's body was found in an allotment there over the weekend.

Chief Superintendent Hayley Barnett who is the Divisional Commander for North Division has today done a direct appeal to the community of Shirebrook to come forward with any information that may assist officers with their enquiries.

Andrew Jackson (55) was discovered at around 10am on Sunday 26 January at the allotment, off Prospect Drive.

Chief Superintendent Barnett said: “I would like to reassure the public that we have a dedicated team of specialist detectives working around the clock on this investigation.

“We also have police officers and police community support officers in the Model Village area of Shirebrook and I would encourage anyone to talk to them and passon any information.

“We would like to build a picture of Mr Jackson’s lifestyle and would like to speak to anyone who knew him to gain details of his associates and what areas he frequented.”

Detective Inspector Chris Marriott who is the Senior Investigating Officer said: “My team would like anyone who heard a noise or a disturbance around the Prospect Drive area between 10.30pm on Saturday 25 January and 2am the next day to contact us.

“Inquiries have identified that several people were in Prospect Drive, Central Drive and surrounding streets between those times and we are asking them to come forward so we can speak to them as part of our investigation.”

DI Marriott also wants to hear from anyone who lives in the area who might have CCTV or dash cam footage.

Anyone with any information that may help the force's enquiries is asked to contact them quoting reference number 20*049022 using the following methods.

  • Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

  • Twitter – direct message @DerPolContact

  • Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

  • Phone – call 101.

You can also submit information via a website which is dedicated to gathering information for major incidents; photos can also be uploaded via this link https://mipp.police.uk/operation/33EM19A03-PO1

Information can be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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