Police have moved to reassure residents in Chesterfield following two recent murder cases in the town.
It follows the deaths of 71-year-old Graham Snell and 47-year-old Phillip Allen in late June and early July.
Both cases have led to suspects being charged by police and awaiting dates in court.
The Superintendent in North Derbyshire, Gareth Meadows has released a statement saying: “In recent weeks there have been a small number of high-profile cases which understandably may have caused concern to the local community of Chesterfield. The resulting investigations have led to arrests, charges and remands to court.
“However, I would like to reassure residents that these cases are rare and are not representative of day-to-day life in the town.
“Like all large towns, Chesterfield is not without its problems, but we are on hand to deal with incidents when they arise and to work in partnership with local residents and other agencies to keep our communities safe.”