Residents express shock at scene of murder investigation

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Residents who stood on Charlotte Street this morning have expressed their shock after a man has died following an incident in the early hours.

Police were called to Charlotte Street at 5.35am today (Thursday, September 11) to reports of an armed robbery.

A short time later, police received calls to say two men had been stabbed at a nearby address in the same street.

One of the men, a 30-year-old, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second man was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham with life-threatening injuries.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and wounding with intent.

Police have closed a number of roads in the area while investigations are carried out. Stretches of Heanor Road, Cotmanhay Road and Norman Street have all been shut where they lead to Charlotte Street, which is also closed.

Residents at the scene today spoke to the Advertiser about their disbelief.

A man, of Stapleford Street, said he didn’t find out until he went out to buy milk.

He said: “I saw the crime scene and asked a police officer what was going on.

“This sort of thing doesn’t happen everyday.”

Another resident, who lives on Charlotte Street, said she wasn’t surprised to hear there had been a robbery.

“One happened at the same shop a few weeks ago,” she said.

“But I’m shocked to hear someone has died and I’m worried in case it’s someone I know.”

One man looking at the scene said he may have known the man who died.

He said: “I don’t want to say anything right now.

“I’m in so much shock.”

A police spokesman could not comment at the time as to whether the two incidents were linked and the investigation continues.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101.

More information on the investigation to follow.